Cosmetic Dentistry –

Veneers

What are they?
A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material that is secured onto the front of the tooth to improve it’s aesthetic appearance. This can be done if a tooth is badly discoloured or if it has been damaged by decay or an accident. Several or a full set of veneers might be used as part of a smile makeover to reshape a discoloured or wonky smile or close gaps between teeth. Our veneers are made out of dental porcelain by our highly skilled dental technicians.

How are veneers fitted?
As with all dental treatments, we will perform a full oral health examination first to check for periodontal disease or any other health issues. Once we have cleaned your teeth, a very small amount of your natural tooth enamel needs to be removed – just enough to prevent the veneer making the tooth look or feel bulky. Preparation time will depend on the appearance and shape of the original teeth.

When the teeth have been prepared we will use a putty-like material to make an impression, or mould, of your mouth. From this mould our dental technicians can expertly craft the perfect veneer for you. In a separate visit we will attach the veneer to your teeth using a top quality dental bonding agent. Generally speaking veneers are very hardy and patients are thrilled with the long lasting and beautiful results. On occasion veneers have been known to break away from the tooth or break if the tooth is knocked; usually we can glue them back on but if they are damaged they can be replaced.

Some veneers are built up on the tooth directly using the same composite material that is used for white fillings. The surface of the tooth is roughened with a mild acid, then white filling material is applied in layers until the teeth look right. We will evaluate whether veneers are an option for you and discuss the options clearly with you.

How long will the whole process take?
Preparation time will depend on the health of your teeth. We will then use a soft malleable material to make exact impressions, or moulds, of the tooth that is to be crowned and of the nearby teeth. A thin cord may be used to hold the gum away from the tooth so the impression is accurate around the edges. Our dental technicians use these moulds to craft a beautiful natural looking crown of exactly the right colour and size to match your existing teeth.

A temporary crown made of plastic or metal is put over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. You can chew with a temporary crown but it won’t be as strong as the finished one. When the crown is fitted, your dentist will make small adjustments to make sure you can bite comfortably. The crown is tried on first, and then cemented into place.

What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers can greatly improve your appearance. They hide imperfections and you lose very little natural tooth material. Veneers can also protect your teeth from any further damage. Acids in the mouth caused by certain foods and drinks can cause your tooth enamel to dissolve away over time and this can make your teeth very sensitive to hot and cold. In this situation, veneers can protect your teeth. If the tooth is strong, a veneer is often a better option than a crown for improving it’s appearance.

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What are they?
A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material that is secured onto the front of the tooth to improve it’s aesthetic appearance. This can be done if a tooth is badly discoloured or if it has been damaged by decay or an accident. Several or a full set of veneers might be used as part of a smile makeover to reshape a discoloured or wonky smile or close gaps between teeth. Our veneers are made out of dental porcelain by our highly skilled dental technicians.

How are veneers fitted?
As with all dental treatments, we will perform a full oral health examination first to check for periodontal disease or any other health issues. Once we have cleaned your teeth, a very small amount of your natural tooth enamel needs to be removed – just enough to prevent the veneer making the tooth look or feel bulky. Preparation time will depend on the appearance and shape of the original teeth.

When the teeth have been prepared we will use a putty-like material to make an impression, or mould, of your mouth. From this mould our dental technicians can expertly craft the perfect veneer for you. In a separate visit we will attach the veneer to your teeth using a top quality dental bonding agent. Generally speaking veneers are very hardy and patients are thrilled with the long lasting and beautiful results. On occasion veneers have been known to break away from the tooth or break if the tooth is knocked; usually we can glue them back on but if they are damaged they can be replaced.

Some veneers are built up on the tooth directly using the same composite material that is used for white fillings. The surface of the tooth is roughened with a mild acid, then white filling material is applied in layers until the teeth look right. We will evaluate whether veneers are an option for you and discuss the options clearly with you.

How long will the whole process take?
Preparation time will depend on the health of your teeth. We will then use a soft malleable material to make exact impressions, or moulds, of the tooth that is to be crowned and of the nearby teeth. A thin cord may be used to hold the gum away from the tooth so the impression is accurate around the edges. Our dental technicians use these moulds to craft a beautiful natural looking crown of exactly the right colour and size to match your existing teeth.

A temporary crown made of plastic or metal is put over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. You can chew with a temporary crown but it won’t be as strong as the finished one. When the crown is fitted, your dentist will make small adjustments to make sure you can bite comfortably. The crown is tried on first, and then glued into place.

What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers can greatly improve your appearance. They hide imperfections and you lose very little natural tooth material. Veneers can also protect you teeth from any further damage. Acids in the mouth caused by certain foods and drinks can cause your tooth enamel to dissolve away over time and this can make your teeth very sensitive to hot and cold. In this situation, veneers can protect your teeth. If the tooth is strong, a veneer is often a better option than a crown for improving it’s appearance.

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