Here at Hewett’s Dental, our cosmetic dentistry experience, using the best quality dental materials and state of the art technology enables us to create your ideal smile.Whether you are looking to improve the shape and size of your teeth, fill the gaps in between your teeth or repair damaged, chipped teeth, Porcelain veneers could be the one for you. Porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular ways to revamp your smile.
The best dental veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Dazzling smiles, straighter looking teeth and narrowed gaps are easily achieved by the use of dental veneers in cosmetic dentistry. Fitting dental veneers requires only minimal preparation to the front of the tooth before it is bonded onto the tooth surface. In some cases some of the tooth might need to be reduced to allow space for the veneer however in others the porcelain can be added directly to your existing tooth with no preparation required.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
You may have some questions and we’ve answered the most common ones below.
When would I need a veneer?
The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section, replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
What are the advantages of veneers?
How are teeth prepared for a veneer?
How long will it take?
Will I need a temporary veneer between visits?
How should I look after the veneer?
2. Avoid chewing things that may twist the veneers e.g. biting a pencil, a normal diet should be fine.
3. If you grind your teeth it may be necessary to make a mouthguard.
How long will a veneer last?
They can last a lot longer but factors such as hygiene, diet, bite, and grinding etc can limit this.
What about alternatives?
Other infrequent occurrences?
Your tooth may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages.
Veneers may not exactly match the colour of your other teeth, although at an additional cost, a more accurate shade can be taken at the lab.
The veneer’s colour cannot be altered once in place. If you plan on whitening your teeth, you need to do so before getting veneers.
Though not likely, veneers can dislodge and fall off. To minimize the chance of this occurring, do not bite your nails chew on pencils, ice, or other hard objects, or put unnecessary pressure on your teeth. Individuals who clench and grind their teeth are poor candidates for porcelain veneers, as these activities can cause the veneers to crack or chip. Veneers can, in the long-term, stain at the edges.
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46-48 Bradford Road,
01484 714717 / 01484 716246
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