Many methods to get you smiling again after you have suffered the problems of ageing to your teeth have come and gone. Some though have just got better with age and one technique that will cover up all of the sins in your smile is the porcelain veneer. This has been solving the problems of gapping and wear in the teeth, discolouration and receding gums for decades now inLeeds-because it works wonderfully well. Once you have identified your smile can’t be saved with some bleaching, then it’s time to opt for veneers to cover up all of these sins, and it is so easy to have done. Your teeth will be first prepared by having the enamel removed to make way for the fitting of the porcelain veneer. Then, casts will be taken and sent off somewhere for your veneers to be made. Until they return, you will be fitted with ‘dummies’ to protect your teeth. Then, once they are ready, they are glued onto the surfaces of your teeth. These are so robust once they fuse with the cement and if you care for them, they will last you many years and give you good service. But though they cover up all sins produced by ageing, it is truly a day of enlightenment when you first see the affect that they have on your smile- suddenly you are beaming alongside the best.
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There is no doubt that porcelain is a wonderful material: it’s so pure and perfect and seems to gives off an incredibly natural hue whenever light hits it. Now sit back on your chair, close your eyes and imagine your grubby old teeth looking like porcelain….lovely eh? Well, now open your eyes and have a look in the mirror and imagine how your discoloured, chipped and worn down teeth with their receding gums may look if they could look like porcelain. Well they can and if you get down to your dentists in the city of Leeds, they can hide away all those years of hurt by fitting you with some porcelain veneers. These wafer thin beauties can put a touch of class back in your smile, painlessly, in as little as a couple of weeks (in a couple of hours if your dentist has CEREC at their disposal!). Your teeth will first have to have the enamel removed so that a couple of moulds can be made up, from which the veneers are made. Whilst this is being done in some laboratory, you will be fitted with dummy veneers until your real ones are made. Then, you simply sit back, the dummies are removed, and your glorious new ones are then cemented into position: they are sealed with a heat light. If there is one problem with this treatment, it is stopping you from annoying other people with an excitement you can’t contain at having the most beautiful teeth in the world! Go on, treat yourself!!
It would be maybe a little premature to say that you can keep your teeth looking ‘perfect’ in Leeds, especially as you get older and things start to lose their sheen, start to crack and begin to suffer from wear and tear: your gums may even start to recede. The thing is though, cosmetic dentistry has covered all bases on this front and if you look around, you can find answers to your ‘teething’ problems and if you are suffering from any or all of the above problems, it could be time for you to take a look at porcelain veneers as these sweet little gems have the ability to hide away all your issues and leave your smile looking youthful and breath-taking once more. Porcelain is a strong, natural and beautiful material that exudes light to reflect its purity, so just imagine how that would portray your smile. The process is quite simple and painless: first the enamel of the teeth has to be removed so that your dentist can take a mould, from which the veneers can be made and once they are, they are cemented into position. This normally takes a couple of weeks, but if you find a dentist that offers CEREC, then the whole process can be done in just over the hour. Though they look very fragile in the hand, when they are in, they treble in strength, making them durable and hard wearing- 20 years hard wearing, but it is the look after the treatment that will blow your mind- you will have a smile to grace any film premier.
A Smile Makeover is the ultimate form of cosmetic dentistry, so if you’ve ever dreamed of an A-list smile, this is probably the treatment for you! A Smile Makeover does exactly what the name suggests and it can convert even the most unattractive smile into a flawless set of dazzling pearly whites.
Smile Makeovers are made up of a number of different treatments, which produce a perfect smile. The selections you make will depend on the kind of look you want to achieve, your budget and the problems you feel you want to address.
How do I choose which treatments to have?
If you fancy a makeover and you live in the City of Leeds, we can make your dreams come true. We offer a vast range of treatments and we will be able to advise you which treatments to have based on your current oral health status, the kind of smile you want and your budget. We will tailor-make your treatment plan to suit your individual needs and desires.
Popular treatments include:
How much does a Smile Makeover cost?
The cost of a Smile Makeover varies depending on the procedures you choose, with some treatments much more expensive than others. We will take your budget into account when designing your treatment plan and a full breakdown of the cost will be provided before you agree to go ahead with treatment.
As a rule, the best veneers are always considered to be made of porcelain, but in preparing the teeth they are irreversibly damaged, because the enamel has to be removed from the surface of the teeth.
This tooth enamel damage does not occur with Lumineers.
Lumineers are manufactured out of specially patented porcelain and are very strong- it needs to be too, for it is a lot thinner than the traditional veneer, but still provides the same coverage and strength.
When attaching a Lumineer, the teeth are simply cleaned and the piece cemented over the top of the enamel, meaning that if you decide further down the line to change your mind, the Lumineer can be taken off and the tooth re-polished.
It is always great to radiate a beautiful smile out and about in Leeds, be it in a social situation or a work one. But unfortunately, we are all confronted by beauty’s greatest enemy at some point of our lives- ageing.
Sadly some of us have to work a little harder than others to turn back the years, but you may have a lot to thank the dental world for, because cosmetic dentistry is on hand to keep us smiling and one of the most practical and versatile treatments around is the fitting of porcelain veneers.
Veneers will hide away a number of evils and leave your teeth looking like new. As we age, our gums are suceptible to receding, cracks and gaps can appear in the teeth and teeth can become worn down and discoloured, but veneers can cover all this up.
When you choose veneers, your teeth first need to be prepped. This involves the removal of the enamel so that an imprint of your teeth can be made, from which the veneer is made. When done, you return to the chair and this tiny, fragile piece of wafer-thin porcelain is cemented onto the surface of the teeth and ‘cured.’ This multiplies the strength of the veneer making it very durable and long lasting.
This whole process is pain-free, but even the most timid of us would be prepared to go through a little discomfort once we have seen the results- they are nothing short of amazing!
Porcelain is a perfect and beautiful material, so there is no surprise that dentists have incorporated it into their world of cosmetic dentistry in the form of a veneer- it reflects the same translucent beauty than that of the tooth’s enamel. In Leeds, veneers are readily available at all dentists and they are the perfect way to get your smile back on track and give you back the OOMPH to inject your confidence. These tiny, delicate add-ons to your teeth can transform them within a couple of weeks. All you need to do is to sit down in the dentist’s chair, and have the old and tired enamel taken from the surface of your teeth, have an impression taken and after your veneers have been made they will be cemented into place. The reason why veneers have stood the test of time though is because of the way they can transform an old looking mouth into a young one. They remove all of the cracks, chips, discoloration, wear on the teeth, gaps and can help in the problem of gum recession. It is a treat when you go from feeling so bad about yourself and the way your teeth look to being the bees-knees. It isn’t the most expensive way to get your teeth into shape and is available on the NHS.
Your porcelain veneers are built to last. With proper maintenance, patients report no discolouration up to fifteen years. Your porcelain veneers have been specially treated with a glaze from the laboratory they were produced in. This makes your porcelain veneers extremely color-stable, ensuring that they will provide a beautiful white smile.
If any trauma is incurred by your porcelain veneers so that the protective glaze is damaged, yellowing may occur sooner than the intended lifespan of your porcelain veneers. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption may also gradually stain your porcelain veneers.
So, yes, it is possible that your porcelain veneers can become yellow, but it is highly unlikely if you are maintaining them properly. There is a reason why porcelain veneers are considered to be of a much higher quality than composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers really are the best in the market for white, natural looking smile. Durable and stain resistant, they should give you no problems with staining.
Generally, porcelain veneers remain white and clean with regular cleaning and visits to your dentist. If you have further concerns, your dentist in the City of Leeds will be able to provide you with tips to help you keep your porcelain veneers like new for years and years to come.
CEREC is one of those incredible inventions that comes along in a blue moon to the city of Leeds that makes you think, ‘now that’s brilliant!’. If ever you have had to have a crown, a bridge or veneers fitted, you’ll know that the process can take up to a few weeks to complete: first the putty imprint followed by the tooth preparation, then the imprint is sent off to the lab so that the product can be made, then weeks later it comes back and is fitted and if it doesn’t fit right the whole process has to be repeated and then……..not any more because CEREC technology cuts through all that nonsense. The putty has been replaced by digital imaging and once the technician/dentist is happy with it, the image is fed into a computerized milling machine and before your very eyes your new fitting comes out of the other end- of course while this happening, the dentist has time to prepare your teeth. So what does all of this mean? Well, for a start, you will be in and out of there in 2 hours max and should anything be out of kilter, it can be rectified on site- that’s what it means! Imagine you have to be somewhere or do something or see someone, just how wonderful is this technology for the person on the move and….the prices are as comparable to that of the traditional way.
The visual effect of a stunning smile can easily be spoilt by just one tooth which doesn’t look right. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, you can always have an accident which leaves one tooth chipped, cracked or even badly stained. You might then find that you don’t feel as proud of your smile as you should do. What to do about it?
An excellent option is to get your dentist to cover up the offending tooth with a porcelain dental veneer. These clever devices can fit seamlessly over an unsightly tooth and give you a sparkling smile that is great to look at. They can be fitted with incredible ease and look remarkably subtle and discreet.
Made from porcelain, these veneers can be incredibly thin and still stay adequately strong for the job of fronting a tooth. Indeed, some of these porcelain veneers have been nicknames ‘contact lenses for teeth’ because they are so thin. Porcelain won’t stain either so you won’t have to worry about your veneer becoming stained in the way that your teeth might.
You needn’t spend much time getting a veneer fitted either. The technology available in many United Kingdom dental surgeries allows dentists to fit porcelain veneers in just one, short morning or afternoon session and sometimes even shorter than that. If CEREC technology is used then, after a quick digital x-ray, a brand new porcelain veneer can be made, ready to fit on your tooth in less than ten minutes.
Take the time to ask your Leeds dentist about porcelain veneers and you might find that they are the answer to your questions about your smile.