Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation.
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What are the benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a non-surgical solution to problems including tooth gaps, cracked, chipped, rotated and stained teeth and incorrectly-sized teeth. They can provide you with the tooth color, shape and size that you are seeking. What’s more is that it's normally incredibly difficult to tell the difference between your veneers and your remaining teeth. Veneers are also stain-proof. You can maintain your veneers in the same way you would maintain your normal teeth.
How does the process of getting Porcelain Veneers work?
After a consultation, we take preliminary impressions and photographs. We will then create a wax model of your smile to show how your teeth will look like. We usually need to scrape off a tiny amount of the existing tooth surface to ensure the veneer fits properly. This provides the right aesthetics whilst giving the tooth its function back. The process usually takes around 1-2 weeks and you will normally be given temporary veneers. The temporary veneers will give you an insight into how the end result will look and feel and gives us the chance to make adjustments if needed before the permanent veneers are fitted. Once this period is over, you can expect to have bite function fully restored. The process cannot be reversed once the permanent veneers are in place.
We will need to use a gel to roughen up the tooth surface and make the bonding process more efficient. We will use a light wand to send heat through the veneer to the bonding agent and remove moisture to speed up bonding before eliminating any excess cement and polishing the veneer.
Who typically gets Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are suitable for anyone with slight gaps in their teeth, or cracked, chipped and stained teeth. We have provided adults of all ages with veneers in the past. A number of A-list celebrities have invested in veneers but this does not mean that our solutions are out of your price range. Call today to find out more.