Smiles are often one of the first things we notice when meeting someone. They communicate so much, so simply. But damaged, misshapen, or discoloured teeth can make you lose confidence in your smile.
If you’re hiding your teeth behind your lips, you may wonder how you can improve the way they look. One effective treatment option is to get porcelain veneers.
Before your procedure, you’ll probably have lots of questions such as “what can veneers help with?” or “what’s involved in placing veneers?”
Let’s take a look at what you can expect from the procedure and discuss some of the reasons porcelain veneers are such a popular cosmetic treatment option.
When addressing issues with your smile, you’d like your teeth to look completely natural. After all, if your teeth look fake, this might actually make you more self-conscious.
The great news is that porcelain veneers look and feel amazing. They are made up of fine porcelain shells that are placed onto your natural teeth. A tooth with a veneer is indistinguishable from one without, apart from the fact that all of its defects are no longer visible.
Although enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, chips and cracks do sometimes form on your teeth. Not only can these affect the appearance of your smile, but they can also affect your oral health.
Porcelain veneers sit on top of any cracks or chips, making your tooth look completely refreshed. Your tooth won’t just look great, the veneers will also serve to protect it from further damage or decay.
Because veneers are placed over your existing teeth, there’s no need for painful extractions beforehand. Prior to veneer placement, we’ll need to take some impressions of your teeth so that your bespoke porcelain veneers can be made-to-measure.
Once the veneers are back from the lab, we’ll prepare your teeth. We’ll do this by carefully removing a small amount of the outer layer of enamel so that the veneer itself doesn’t make the tooth look oversized.
Once your tooth is ready, we’ll position the veneers in place. We may make some small adjustments, but once we’re happy with the position, we’ll permanently bond them to your teeth.
In all, the entire process is relatively pain and discomfort-free. The duration of the procedure will depend on the number of teeth you’re having veneers placed on. You can have veneers on one tooth, or several.
LIfe often leaves its mark on our teeth; however, porcelain veneers will give you a dazzling smile by covering over any stains and discolouration.
Your new bright and healthy-looking teeth will also be more stain resistant than your natural teeth. That said, there are still plenty of foods and drinks that can still discolour your veneers, so do your best to keep them clean at all times.
Once placed, well-looked after veneers should last for many years to come. But although there is little maintenance needed, it’s still vital that you visit the dentist regularly for a checkup and brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes at a time.
Your porcelain veneers are quite hard wearing; however, just like your real teeth, they can still break. Avoid chewing anything solid like pens and pencils.
If you’ve lost confidence because you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers might be the answer to your problem.
Because there is an instant improvement in the way that your teeth and smile look following the procedure, you’re very likely to start feeling better about your smile right away.
For such a simple procedure, porcelain veneers offer a huge amount of potential. They can effortlessly improve the quality of your smile, boost your confidence, and protect your teeth from further damage.
If you’re interested in learning more about how porcelain veneers can be beneficial to your smile, get in touch with us and schedule a consultation at our Buckinghamshire clinic today.
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