Porcelain veneers allow you to have the teeth you’ve always wanted by designing your own perfect Hollywood smile! In order to design your new smile, we will hold a design consultation with yourself, one of their highly trained dentists where we will listen to what you are wanting to achieve and we will advise on what is possible to ensure function and aesthetic perfection. Our team will create the smile you’ve always dreamed of – a natural, brilliant white smile.
At NW1 Dental Care, we use the advanced digital smile design system which is the latest cutting-edge dental technology through which you have the power to choose your dream smile and view the results before we even start the treatment!
1. Smile Consultation: Planning & Capture your digital smile
Your dentist will listen to you carefully and find out about your desires for your smile, what you don’t like about your smile and what type of smile is required.
We will scan your teeth with an intraoral scanner, and take photos and videos of your teeth and face. We use a computer-aided smile design to plan the smile and to fine-tune the required tooth shapes and colour to your desire.
2.Smile Design Analysis: 3D Preview
Using a computer-aided design the lab prepares a 3d version of your smile. The dentist uses this 3D view to plan your treatment and make necessary tweaks in the design of the veneers i.e shape, size of teeth, length, etc. You are then able to view how your porcelain veneers would look at the end of the treatment.
3. Smile trial: test drive your smile
The porcelain veneers are provided as per the plan over two visits. At the first appointment, the teeth are prepared to receive veneers by trimming back a thin layer of enamel from the front surface and biting as required to make space for the veneer. Based on the 3D model the lab would have prepared a try in-stent and using a temporary material the designed veneers are tried in your mouth so you can see or ‘test drive’ your new smile before going ahead and making the final veneers. Any last changes or fine adjustments can be made to the temporaries and reproduced in the final veneers.
4. Fit Appointment: Final reveal
This is the second and final veneer appointment where the final veneers are fitted. The final veneers are bonded to your teeth by using very strong cement which blends in with the shade chosen for the veneer. Final checks are carried out to make sure the veneers do not prematurely contact any of the other teeth surfaces. Videos and photos are taken of your new smile and instructions are provided on how to take care of your new pearly whites!