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What Are Veneers And How Do They Work?

Veneers are a good way of improving your smile without lots of work being done. They give you the ability to only alter one tooth, rather than having to change many teeth. Making it a more precise and natural cosmetic dental treatment.

So, what are veneers?

These are thin pieces of porcelain that are made to fit over the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. Sometimes a natural-coloured composite material is used instead of porcelain.

 

What Are The Different Types Of Veneers?

Porcelain

These are the most expensive version, but they also look the most natural. Not only this, but they are custom made and applied to the tooth with a dental cement and blue light.

 

Composite

These veneers are similar to their porcelain counterparts. They are made from the same material as some cavity fillings and are typically used to address minor chips or gaps. Due to them being less expensive they are not quite as durable.

 

Why Do People Have Veneers?

The aim of veneers is to improve the colour, shape and position of teeth and many people get veneers for these very reasons. They can also be used to make a chipped tooth look whole and to close a small gap when orthodontics aren’t suitable.

The overall goal is to improve a person’s smile.

 

What Is Involved In Fitting Them?

At least two dental visits are needed: one for tooth preparation and shade matching, and the second to fit the veneer.

To get the tooth prepared for a veneer to be applied some of the enamel is removed to help the veneer bond to the tooth, but only a thin layer is removed from, about the same width of the veneer so that the tooth is the same size as it was before after the veneer is applied. Sometimes local anaesthetic is used. An impression is then taken and the colour that will be used for the veneer will be matched to the surrounding teeth.

Most dentists will ask you to book a follow-up appointment a week or two after the veneers have been fitted so that they can check on how the veneer has bonded to the tooth, how it is settling in your mouth, and to decide whether any adjustments need to be made.

Why Veneers?

  • They easily whiten a smile,
  • Fix minor cosmetic problems,
  • Replace damaged enamel,
  • Provide a realistic appearance,
  • They are stain-resistant,
  • Highly durable.

 

At Shifnal Dental Care, we take pride in the beautiful smiles we create, with our patients in mind, we provide high-quality treatments by expertly trained professionals. Feel healthier and improve your confidence with veneers treatment at Shifnal Dental Care.

If you would like some advice or would like to book an appointment, please contact Shifnal Dental Care on 01952 460119 or fill out our enquiry form. Our treatment coordinator Katherine would be happy to speak to with you.

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June 05 2020 Update – Reopening Soon!

We are excited to be preparing for our return to the practice as soon as possible after the 8th June.  We know it is important to keep our patients as informed as possible and we wanted to let you know there will be some slight changes in your visits during the next few months.

Shifnal Dental Care has always adhered to the rigorous cross infection procedures set out by the governing bodies and all of our team members are highly trained in all aspects of cross infection control.  However, there are some additional Covid-19 procedures to follow and one of these is the social distancing rules that we have all become used to over the last couple of months.

You will receive information  before your appointment, this may be via email or via the post or a telephone conversation this will include some details you will need to complete before attending.  This will help us to continue to keep our patients and teams safe.

Things to know about your next appointment:

  • Before leaving home please remember to brush your teeth, use the toilet and wash your hands for 20 seconds before leaving.
  • Please bring the minimal number of belongings with you.
  • Please phone us once you have arrived in the carpark.
  • Please wait in your car or by the door and we will call you in as soon as possible.
  • Please attend unaccompanied unless you require a carer or parent.
  • On entry into the practice – we will have a welcome point and a member of our team will take your temperature, ask you to sanitise your hands.
  • In the surgery , we will be wearing full PPE- please do not be worried it is still us!
  • Before you leave the surgery we will ask you to sanitise your hands.
  • When you leave the surgery we will begin the disinfection and sterilisation process of the surgery.
  • Payments and future bookings will be organised at reception keeping within the social distancing rules.
  • On leaving the premises we will ask you to sanitise your hands and we will look forward to seeing you again!

We hope you understand that this is for everyone’s safety and we would appreciate your patience and cooperation as we negotiate these difficult times.