Learn How Porcelain Veneers Can Help Perfect Your Smile
If you are in search of a more perfect smile, you might be interested in learning how porcelain veneers could help improve the appearance of your teeth. This versatile treatment can be used to cover up multiple teeth or perhaps just one or two depending on your aims and desires for your smile. So how could veneers help you? You might want to consider this treatment if:
- You have teeth that are badly stained and which cannot be whitened.
- You have unsightly gaps in between your teeth.
- You have teeth that are too small or oddly shaped.
- One or two of your teeth are perhaps chipped or worn down.
- One or two teeth are out of alignment but your bite isn’t crooked enough to require orthodontics.
There are numerous ways we can use veneers to help perfect your appearance and the great thing about this treatment is that it only requires minimal tooth preparation. To begin with, if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry in Basildon, the best thing to do is to book an appointment to come and see our dentist. After an initial examination and chatting with you to discover how you’d like to change the appearance of your teeth, we can discuss the most appropriate treatments. You will be provided with a personalised treatment plan which may well include porcelain veneers. So what is involved with this procedure?
When you have porcelain veneers, our dentist in Basildon will need to remove a very small amount of tooth enamel from the front surface of your tooth. This is typically just 0.5 mm which is the average thickness of a porcelain veneer. By removing this tiny amount of tooth material, we can ensure that your final veneers look and feel wonderful, giving you a naturally beautiful smile. Tooth preparation is carried out using local anaesthetic to keep you comfortable and once your teeth have been carefully shaped then we will take an impression to send to our dental laboratory. If you decide to have multiple veneers, we can probably make them to be slightly lighter than your natural tooth colour, but if you only require one or two then we can make your new veneers so they blend in beautifully with the rest of your natural teeth. It generally takes a couple of weeks for your veneers to be designed and handcrafted, after which you can return to our dental practice to have them fitted and cemented in position. Before we permanently bond them onto your teeth, you will get the chance to see your new veneers to ensure you are completely happy with their appearance.
Porcelain veneers will generally last for quite a few years before they eventually need replacing. With the correct care, you can help prolong their life. This simply means visiting our dentist in Basildon at regular intervals for check-ups and seeing our hygienist for regular cleanings. In between times it is essential to brush at least twice a day and to floss around your veneers every day.
If you would like to find out more about porcelain veneers and cosmetic dentistry in Basildon, then please contact Felmores Dental Care on 01268 726789.