You might be interested in dental veneers if:
- You have chipped or broken teeth
- Your teeth are discoloured
- You have gaps between your teeth
- Your teeth have become worn down
- You have misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
Chipped or damaged teeth, discolourations and gaps between your teeth can change the way you feel. If your self-confidence is affected by the appearance of your teeth, you may be considering dental veneers. Dental veneers are a type of cosmetic dentistry that cover your existing teeth to hide common problems with a new, whiter and brighter finish - veneers may be a great solution to straighten teeth. At Madeley Dental & Implant Clinic in Madeley, Telford we can offer advice on whether dental veneers are a suitable solution and the options available to you.
Porcelain is a type of glass, which means that this method of teeth coating is not as susceptible to stains as composite veneers, and their overall appearance is also brighter and shinier.
Composite veneers are made from a tooth coloured resin (similar to that used for tooth fillings) and are close to plastic in nature. As resin is porous, it is sensitive to stains. If you have composite veneers fitted, it is advised that you regularly have them professionally polished at Madeley Dental & Implant Clinic.
Dental veneers are a durable way to improve your smile. The lifetime of your veneers is subject to your dental care routine, your lifestyle and the kind of veneer you have had fitted. Well-cared for porcelain veneers will last between 10-20 years, while composite veneers should last between 4 to 8 years. Make sure that you continue to see your dentist regularly. Good communication between you and your dentist will ensure that your veneers last as long as possible and that your natural teeth and gums remain healthy.
Porcelain veneers are an irreversible dental procedure, so it’s important that you consider your options in depth with your Madeley dentist. They will discuss all your options and thoroughly examine your teeth and gums. If you are having porcelain veneers fitted then this will usually take 2 appointments, as the veneers are created to your unique specification in a dental laboratory.
During your first visit, your dentist will clean your teeth (or tooth) and note the correct shade for your veneers. A small amount of enamel is removed at this stage in order to adhere your veneers to your natural teeth. An impression of your teeth is then made to send to the laboratory while a temporary veneer is provided. Once your custom-made porcelain veneers arrive at your Madeley, Telford practice you are ready to have them permanently fitted. Teeth are cleaned and polished and the new, porcelain veneers are fitted using a special adhesive which requires light-curing for at least 60 seconds. After this, any excess material is removed and your teeth are tidied and polished to ensure the perfect, natural finish.
As composite veneers are moulded directly onto your teeth, these can be applied in one visit, so you can walk away with a new smile the same day. After your teeth have been prepared, a resin is applied and moulded to your teeth. You can trust that your Madeley Dental & Implant Clinic dentist is highly skilled in the art of sculpting the resin to look at natural as possible.
About 1 - 2 weeks after your dental veneers have been fitted, your dentist will see you for a review to make sure that you are happy with the look and feel of them, examine your gums and answer any queries you may have.
Treat your dental veneers as you would your own teeth, by brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing twice a day. Dental veneers, just like your enamel, can become stained. You can keep them looking pearly white by limiting the amount of black coffee you drink, giving up smoking and avoiding foods that may stain. Porcelain veneers are less likely to stain, but you should be careful when eating particularly hard foods – porcelain is a kind of glass, so while strong it is also brittle.
Dental veneers will usually need to be replaced at some point, but by keeping up a good oral hygiene routine you can ensure that they last for as long as possible. By visiting your dentist for a check up at least once a year, and booking regular appointments with your Madeley Dental & Implant Clinic hygienist, you will ensure that your veneers stay in the best possible condition.
If you think that dental veneers are for you, make an appointment today with Madeley Dental & Implant Clinic on 01952 585539 for a consultation to further discuss your options.
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