If your front teeth are stained, chipped, or malaligned, veneers will give you a good life-like appearance with minimum tooth adjustment.
A veneer is a facing on the front of your teeth just like a false finger nail. Veneers are made out of porcelain and are used mainly for aesthetic reasons.
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 preparation of the tooth is needed. Porcelain veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth.
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.
Porcelain veneers can be used to mask a single dark tooth or as a part of a smile makeover. Computer smile design is used to create the tooth shape and match the tooth colour to the patients wishes.
When patient is ready to proceed we will create a study model. Our technician will use computer smile design to create a version of the design so it can be checked for aesthetic and function.
Porcelain veneers are provided as planned over two main appointments.
At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken and temporary veneers are made. This will give the opportunity to the patient to try out the design and make any adjustments or alterations before the final veneers are made.
At the second appointment the veneers will be fitted. The veneers will be polished and bite checked. We will then ask the patient to return in few days time for a review appointment to make sure that all is well.