Veneers are increasing in popularity and are more common than you’d think. They have transformed many smiles from celebrity’s to your colleague at work and have also been known to boost confidence and self esteem.
Veneers are very thin strong shells made of ceramic material or porcelain that are designed and prepared to cover the front of your teeth and hide any imperfections such as discoloured or crooked teeth. They are painlessly attached to the surface of your teeth creating a neat and faultless smile.
Veneers are designed to correct and mask :-
- Uneven or (mild) crooked teeth
- Spaces and gaps between teeth
- Stained and discoloured teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
Minimal work is required to prepare the teeth which can involve slight filing to provide space for the veneers and mould impressions to get a natural appearance of the tooth enamel. You will then have the opportunity to discuss your choice of colour and shades whether its brilliant white or if you prefer to have a shade that is more natural.
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little removal of the tooth is needed.
Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones) generally. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
A natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth. This is excellent where the tooth supports the filling, but may not work so well for broken tooth corners. There will always be a join between the tooth and the filling material.
Crowns are used for teeth that need to be strengthened – either because they have broken, have been weakened by a very large filling, or have had root canal treatment.
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