If dental imperfections affect your confidence when you smile, veneers could be just what you need to make sure you look and feel great when your pearly whites are on show. At City Dental Leeds, we understand how important it is to be happy with the look of your smile and we have a host of incredible treatments on offer to banish dental problems for good and create stunning, bright smiles.
Veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped shells and are usually made from porcelain. They are placed on top of your natural teeth and provide an aesthetically pleasing solution for many common imperfections such as discolouration, chipped or worn teeth and gaps between the smile. There are lots of different types of veneer available and you can design your new smile by selecting the shade and shape of your veneers.
Veneers are custom-made for the individual using a set of impressions made once the teeth have been prepared. The preparation stage creates space for the veneers and involves etching the tooth surfaces and applying agent to facilitate bonding. Once the impressions have been created, they are sent away and the veneers are made by highly skilled and experienced dental technicians. When they are ready, we will then place them on your teeth and fix them into position using dental adhesive.
Veneer treatment usually takes around two to three weeks and involves two appointments.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers should last for several years providing they are well looked-after. Like natural teeth, veneers can become damaged through injury or accident and it’s important to take good care of them. The exact life-span will also depend on the type of veneer, as materials vary slightly and some systems last longer than others. Your dentist will be able to answer any questions you have about veneer treatment when you have your consultation, so don’t be afraid to ask away!