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Veneers can be used to eliminate the issues you may have with your smile. Gaps between teeth, damaged or discoloured teeth and chips or cracks in the enamel are all likely to prevent your smile from shining as brightly as you desire. However, all of these issues can be easily resolved through the placement of dental veneers.
Veneers are small slithers of material that are attached to the front surfaces of the teeth to create the perfect smile. The shape and colour of the veneers are chosen and models are often made before commencing treatment to determine the desired results.
At your first appointment at APA Dental Clinic, your dentist will prepare the tooth (if required) and then take an impression, which is then send to our technicians at the laboratory where the veneer is made. On its results the veneer can be tired in the mouth to check you are happy with the colour, shape and size before it is cemented to the tooth surface.
Types of veneers
There are a variety of veneer materials available; EMAX, Feldspathic and porcelain, all of which are custom made be our highly skilled laboratory technicians. Composite veneers are another alternative – this type of veneer is crafted by your dentist and can be fitted the same day as you require them!
We offer a choice of either EMAx, Feldspathic, porcelain or composite veneers:
A fairly new type of dental veneers and an extremely popular one as they are very thin and last on average 10-15 years, however if you look after them they could even exceed the average lifespan. They do not require preparation prior to the veneers being applies and, as they are produced in a laboratory, you would only need a couple of dental appointments for the treatment to be completed.
Created using a wet brush and a jar of porcelain, which a ceramicist paint very this layers on a model and then bakes in a porcelain over, This is quite a tricky process and can take several attempts to produce the right veneer contour.
Popular amongst patients as the porcelain material is similar to the natural tooth enamel, providing a string layer which allows the veneer to be resilient against daily life.
Created for you in a laboratory which would mean you will need at least two visits for a mould to be taken and then for the fitting of the veneers. The composite veneers are slightly thicker than the other veneers, therefore an adequate amount of the tooth’s surface is removed to allow space for the veneers to be fitted to prevent a bulky tooth appearance.
Dental veneers can last many years, especially if you reduce the sugar and acid intake of your daily diet and maintain an excellent cleaning routine.
Veneers should last for many years however, as with normal teeth, they can chip or crack. In most cases these can be repaired, although sometimes you will need to have the veneer replaced.
What are veneers and why would you need them?
Veneers are constructed using small pieces of composite or porcelain material that are placed on the surface of the tooth to make them appear to be whiter and straighter, and also prevent damage to the tooth underneath.
Veneers are an ideal solution to the following issues:
- Damaged teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Gaps between your teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Teeth that are showing signs of aging
Benefits of veneers
As each veneer is sculpted for each individual patient, no two veneers are the same, and you can hardly distinguish them from your own teeth as they provide a natural tooth appearance. Veneers can completely change the appearance of your smile, which in turn can increase your confidence and your happiness. The gum tissue is extremely tolerant of veneers and the porcelain veneers are stain resistant from coffee, tea, red-win stains and cigarette smoke.
Disadvantages of veneers
Dental veneers are an expensive cosmetic treatment and the process isn’t reversible therefore you should be fully committed before going through the procedure. Some cracks or chips on the veneer aren’t repairable and therefor the veneer would beed to be replaced to maintain the perfect smile. Depending on the type of veneer you decide upon, some of the tooth’s surface will be removed and this can result in your teeth becoming more sensitive to hot and cold drinks and food.
The price depends on the type of dental veneer you decide to have and how many dental veneers you choose to have. For further information on dental veneers. please email [email protected] or call 01905 773 111