Porcelain veneers can protect your teeth from damage and improve the appearance of your smile. They are a good choice if you have healthy teeth with a functioning root, but their appearance is undesirable.
Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells frequently used to fix teeth that are chipped, stained, misshapen or have minor gaps. They are a bright translucent luster allowing them to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a stronger alternative to composite bonding, and they do not discolour or stain over time. However, this also means that if you plan to whiten your teeth, you should do so before having veneers fitted, so the veneer’s shade matches your permanent tooth colour for a seamless smile.
Porcelain veneers are an irreversible treatment. You can have a single veneer or several. Many patients have their social six teeth fitted for veneers to showcase a beautiful, confident smile.
Your dentist prepares your teeth by shaving off a small layer of enamel to accommodate the veneers. They then take a mould of your existing teeth, which must be sent to the lab to customise the veneers. When the veneers are ready, you’ll schedule your follow up appointment to have your temporary veneers removed and your permanent ones placed.
For further information on porcelain veneers and how you can achieve a stunning natural smile, contact Dr Steven Neal.
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