If you’re eager to start 2015 in style with a sparkling new smile, let our amazing veneers do all the hard work for you. Veneers have become incredibly popular, as more and more people seek to achieve the dream smile.
The ins and outs of veneer treatment
The perfect smile has become a focus of media attention in the last few years and many people have been inspired to have cosmetic treatment to achieve a more attractive and radiant smile. If you have chipped, stained and worn teeth or you simply want to recreate a celebrity-style smile, veneers may be the perfect choice.
Veneers are wafer-thin shells made from ceramic material (usually porcelain), which are placed on top of your natural teeth; once the veneers are in place, they create a stunning new aesthetic. There are various veneer systems available and as a patient, you have a great deal of choice in terms of the size, shape and shade of your veneers, so you really can get the smile of your dreams.
In most cases, veneer treatment can be completed in 2-3 sessions, which take place over a 2-3 week period. During the consultation stage, we plan your treatment and talk to you about the kind of aesthetic you prefer. We then create impressions of your teeth and you select your veneers. We send the impressions away to the laboratory and the new veneers should be returned within 2 weeks.
Before veneers are fitted, the teeth are prepared; this procedure is designed to make room for the veneers so that they feel comfortable and they fit without making the smile look unnatural and bulky. We simply etch away a very thin layer of the tooth surface to create space.
Once your veneers have been sent to us, we will place them on your teeth and then show you your new smile; we can then fix the veneers firmly in position once you are happy with the new look.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers should last for several years provided that they are well cared-for; some veneers last longer than others. It’s important to see your dentist on a regular basis and to keep up to date with routine check-ups.