Dental Veneers From Your Cosmetic Dentist

2013 August 14

A lovely smile can brighten up any day so are you ready to show off those pearly whites and that gorgeous smile this summer?

If so, an established dental surgery offering a range of treatments delivered by a good cosmetic dentist and team is your aim.

Whether you have damaged, discoloured or crooked teeth or dislike their colour or you have missing teeth, it’s likely you won’t be smiling too much.

If so, there are many cosmetic dental procedures which are now available which can change your teeth, your look and your smile.

One of the procedures popularised by celebrities over recent years to transform their teeth and achieve their ‘smile makeovers’ has been the use of dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or composite-the ones made from porcelain involve slithers or shells of this material,  hand designed and custom manufactured by a dental laboratory, specifically to cover the front of your individual tooth or teeth.

Porcelain veneers have the advantage of being stronger and more stain resistant and additionally, they are natural looking so they look like real teeth often making them the more popualar choice in terms of achieving good aesthetics.

What are dental veneers best used for?

They are used for changing the shape, colour or size of teeth which may be misshapen, chipped, broken or discoloured . They are also useful for treating cracked teeth or teeth which may have gaps between them.

Dental veneers can be used alongside other dental treatments such as teeth whitening to change the shape, size or colour of teeth in order to achieve a straighter, whiter more youthful and attractive smile.

How are dental veneers made and fitted?

Your new veneers are custom-made for you and they will be constructed in a laboratory from a mould taken of your teeth.There may be several appointments involved whereby your dentist will take a mould of your teeth and also try out ‘temporary’ fittings in order to ensure a really good final result when the finished veneers are prepared.Once the final veneers are complete and ready to be fitted, your teeth will need to be prepared for bonding the veneers which will involve the removal of a small amount of surface tooth structure. The final and finished veneers will be permanently ‘cemented’ into place over the teeth which are being treated, often utilising a special curing light during the treatment to ensure a secure and firm fitting of the veneer.

How long do dental veneers last?

Providing you take good care of them at home and maintain your teeth and gums in good health with regular hygiene and dental visits, your dental veneers should last well and anything in the region of 10-15 years.

We are offering FREE COSMETIC CONSULTATIONS in August with a our Derby cosmetic dentist

For more information on cosmetic dentistry in Derby and NHS dentistry, get in touch with us or book an appointment with our Derby dentist for further advice on your dental treatment options

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