Premium Dental Veneers: Enhancing Your Appearance And Your Confidence
A dental veneer is a thin layer of material placed over the front of a tooth to improve the aesthetics, restore damage or to protect a tooth's surface. The purpose may be to alter the appearance of the colour, size and length of the tooth. There are two types: direct which is a more straightforward process where the veneer is built up over the tooth surface, and indirect which is usually made of porcelain in a dental laboratory and takes more time to fit. Veneers may be needed for just one tooth or several teeth, and the number of appointments required depends on the type of veneer being used.
Veneers are commonly used for:
- Discolouration due to staining sometimes associated with medicines, age, tea, coffee, smoking, excessive fluoride, large resins from fillings, and root canal treatment
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- To close gaps between teeth.
Overview of procedure for indirect veneers:
- Local anesthetic to numb the tooth
- Approximately 0.5mm of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth
- An impression is taken of the tooth for the veneer to be moulded from
- Temporary dental veneers may be fixed
- Return visit where permanent veneer is fitted after cleaning, polishing and “etching” or placing grooves in the tooth to promote bonding with dental cement.
Why Dental Premium Veneers will benefit you:
- Improved appearance – veneers can alter your smile subtly or dramatically as required, enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence
- Best outcome for you – as always your best interests are what matter so before proceeding your dentist will carefully consider whether veneers are appropriate for you and discuss alternatives if appropriate
- Options– your reasons for improving your appearance and your preferences will help determine whether direct or indirect veneers will best meet your needs
- Explanation – your dentist will discuss the full procedure, costs, time involved and potential limitations so you know exactly what to expect
- Stain resistant – you’ll be protected from future staining and discolouration
- Minimal impact on shape of your teeth – our procedures don’t require extensive shaping of teeth.