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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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Covid-19 Update

Due to the current situation and following recent NHS England advice and guidance the practice premises will now be closed to the patients until further notice. Please do not attend the practice. We are unable to offer any routine and non urgent dental care. For any dental emergencies please call the practice Monday to Friday between 10 AM and 3 PM when we are able to offer advice. IF you do need urgent treatment we will be able to direct you to local urgent dental care services.

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