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Could Porcelain Veneers Perfect Your Smile?

Cosmetic dentistry in South Benfleet is becoming an increasingly popular option for people looking to improve the appearance of their smile. While there are numerous treatments that can be used, veneers often offer a versatile and long-lasting solution.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

porcelain veneersPerhaps the easiest way to think of a porcelain veneer is a little like a false fingernail especially for teeth. The porcelain veneer is constructed so it will fit exactly over the front surface and possibly the biting edge of a front tooth. It’s incredibly thin, as a typical porcelain veneer will be around 0.5 mm in thickness. Once the veneer is bonded onto your tooth it’s actually pretty strong. You might only need one or two veneers, but some people choose to have multiple veneers covering up all the teeth that are visible whenever they smile or talk. However, in order to make sure it doesn’t feel too bulky in your mouth and doesn’t look unnatural your dentist in South Benfleet will need to take off a tiny amount of the front surface of your tooth.

What Type of Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Help Correct?

Porcelain veneers are great for correcting a number of different problems. They are often used to cover up teeth that are internally stained and which cannot be brightened up with normal teeth whitening procedures. Teeth can become internally stained through root canal treatment or through using tetracycline. You might choose to use porcelain veneers if you have spaces in between your teeth that you’d like to close up or minimise. They are great for correcting the shape or size of a tooth and for replacing areas that may have become worn down. Porcelain veneers can also be an alternative to orthodontics in South Benfleet, correcting the position of teeth that might only be slightly out of alignment and where it’s not really necessary to wear braces.

How Do I Decide Which Teeth Need Veneering?

The best thing to do is to book a consultation with our dentist in South Benfleet. We can advise you on how many veneers we think might be necessary to create the kind of look you desire. Of course this also depends on how much you’d like to spend. Using just one or two veneers in combination with perhaps another treatment, for example tooth whitening can provide great results that don’t cost a fortune. If you do decide to go for multiple veneers then the good news is that they should last for many years before they need replacing. It’s important to understand this treatment is generally irreversible due to the small amount of tooth structure that is usually removed to make room for the veneer. You can help make your veneers last longer by ensuring you brush and floss correctly and that you visit our dentist regularly for hygiene appointments and check-ups.

If you are interested in finding out more about porcelain veneers or any other type of cosmetic dentistry in South Benfleet, why not contact South Benfleet Dental Care to book an appointment? You can call us on 01268 793485.

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