Are you concerned about the look of your teeth?
Have you considered dental veneers in the past?
Are you looking for more information on dental veneers?
More and more people in the Harrow area have had dental veneers, and are now smiling with confidence. These veneers are a modern way to have whiter or straighter teeth, or to disguise chipped or broken down teeth.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells of specially made dental ceramic made by a skilled dental technician to a precise prescription written by the dentist. These thin shells fit precisely over your existing teeth, with the outer layer of the dental veneers being the perfect colour and shape. The dental veneer is then the part that other people see and will look exactly like natural, brighter and whiter straight teeth.
How our dental veneers made?
Your dentist will decide on the number of dental veneers that I write to help you achieve the smile that you desire. It is generally considered best practice to opt for the minimum number of veneers, in order to achieve your ideal smile. The dentist then takes a mould of your teeth, which is sent to a dental laboratory. This dental laboratory then pour some high strength dental plaster into this mould to create an exact replica of your current teeth.
The dental technician will then craft your new dental veneers over the top of this mould to the exact prescription of the dentist, taking into account the final position, colour and shape that you would like your new dental veneers to be.
How long do dental veneers last?
This is a very difficult question to answer. The most common reason that dental veneers are replaced is either due to the patient getting older (which unfortunately we all do) or the veneer chipping.
Replacing dental veneers due to age.
When a dental veneer is made for the first time, it will fit precisely the gum margin. However, as we age this gum margin moves and the tooth appears to get longer, hence the expression longer in the tooth. If the dental veneer is a different colour from the underlying two, this margin, or junction, will now be exposed. In order to disguise this a new dental veneer can be made which extends down to the new gum margin of the older patient.
Replacing dental veneers due to chipping.
If the veneers are carefully looked after, they should last for many many years. The most common reason that veneers chip is if they are hit with a glass or mug whilst the patient is drinking. The only way to prevent dental veneers chipping in this way, is to be more careful! And remember that natural teeth can chip this same way to.
What to do if you want dental veneers.
If you are unhappy about your smile, then the best thing to do is to either request a cosmetic consultation at our Harrow-based dental practice or download our free guide to a confident, whiter and straighter smile with dental veneers. This free information pack for dental veneers has been specially written to include all of the options for cosmetic dentistry, and will give you an insight into whether veneers are right for of cosmetic dental option for you.
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