If you have ever admired the perfection and colour of a celebrity’s or film stars teeth, then it’s highly likely you are admiring their porcelain veneers. So what are veneers and how could they help your smile?
What Are Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an extremely versatile treatment and require minimal tooth preparation. They consist of very thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-made to fit exactly over the front surface of a tooth. Once bonded in place veneers are relatively strong. You may wish to think about having veneers if any of your teeth are internally stained and will not respond to tooth whitening, or if they are a slightly strange shape, are worn down or chipped or are too small. Veneers are also a good choice for minimising or even closing up gaps in between teeth and for correcting teeth that may only be slightly out of alignment and where it’s not really necessary to wear braces in Harrow.
How Many Veneers Will I Need?
Some people might only need one or two veneers, but you can also opt to have all your front teeth veneered as part of a smile makeover. Here at Imperial Dental Care, we carefully design each veneer, ensuring it will complement your appearance and is in the correct shade. Your veneers will be made to closely match your natural tooth colour, or if you have chosen to have multiple veneers, then we can even make them a shade or so lighter. It’s quite nice to combine porcelain veneers with tooth whitening, so for example you may want to have your teeth whitened before they are veneered, as that way our Harrow dentist can closely match your newly whitened teeth to the shade of your new veneers.
What Is the Procedure for Having Veneers?
If you are interested in having cosmetic dentistry in Harrow, your best option is to book an appointment with our dentist to find out if porcelain veneers are suitable. To have veneers, your teeth need to be reasonably strong and healthy and you mustn’t have any large fillings. The next step is to decide how many veneers you wish to have to get the desired results. Once this has been decided, our Harrow dentist can begin preparing your teeth. This is done using local anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process.
To prepare your teeth, they will remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the front surfaces. This is necessary as otherwise your new veneers could look and feel too bulky. There is no need to worry as the amount removed is minimal because veneers are typically only 0.5 mm in thickness. Once your teeth are prepared we will need to take a detailed impression to send to our dental laboratory which will be used to custom make your veneers. It usually takes a couple of weeks to make your veneers and during this time your teeth will be protected with temporary veneers. Once you return, we can fit and adjust your veneers before cementing them in place.
If you would like to find out more about veneers or cosmetic dentistry in Harrow, then why not take a look at our website at www.Imperialdentalcare.co.uk. When you are ready to come and see us for your initial consultation, then just give us a call on 020 8427 2264.