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Veneers are hand crafted, thin yet strong tooth coloured layer of restorative material bonded over the tooth. They are used to cover the front surface of the tooth in order to rectify many defects and irregularities whilst improving the aesthetic look of the teeth or protect damaged tooth.
Normally two kinds of materials are used in Veneer treatments namely composite and porcelain Veneers. These are custom made in a lab and help improve the appearance of your smile in a short period of time. On average we do 4-10 veneers on the front teeth and offer whitening treatment on the rest so that your whole smile is enhanced without having the need to veneer every tooth. However, the number of veneers required also depends on the tooth factors and what the patient wants. Veneers can help to treat following dental issues :
In your initial consultation the dentist will listen to your concerns and understand your dental requirements. We will examine your condition and will advise on what could be done and what are the best possible treatment options for you.
We will start by selecting the colour and taking a mould or digital scan of your teeth. Your teeth are prepared to receive veneers i.e we shape the enamel on the front surfaces of the teeth. If required your gums and teeth might need some work before starting the veneer treatment.
Veneers are created from the mould or digital scan of your teeth that is then sent to a professional dental laboratory where each veneer is custom-made by hand for your individual smile. We then check the look and fit and ensure you are happy with the new smile. Once satisfied the dentist will fit these veneers to your natural teeth giving you the beautiful smile.
Mostly the process requires 2 pain free dental visits lasting 60- 90 mins on average to complete the treatment. We use the latest modern techniques and endeavour to make the whole process as pain-free, comfortable and relaxed as possible. You will be able to get back to work pretty much straight away!
The cost of Veneers depend on following factors
Once you come for your consultation, your dentist will provide you with the range of options available to you and give you the cost of the treatment.
With the proper care, most dentists estimate that porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 10 and 20 years. That said, they can fail early due to trauma or underlying tooth decay, so routine maintenance is essential. Get regular check-ups, brush softly with a non-abrasive toothpaste, and floss daily. Avoid using your teeth as a tool (no opening packages), which can cause veneers to fracture or chip and avoid biting directly into apples. Make sure your dental hygienist knows you have veneers so they’ll use the proper polish technique during cleaning.
At NW1 Dental care our dentist are highly experience and have advanced skilled who have treated numerous patient over the years. We use the latest technology so only a mild preparation is required just to place the veneer and we don’t have to cut away a lot of Patients teeth. Sometimes we don’t have to shave the teeth at all.
In most cases 4-10 veneers are required. Normally you get veneers on the number of teeth you show when you smile which generally range from 6 to 10 teeth.
However, in some cases getting just 1 to 4 teeth could also make a significant difference.
You can discuss with your dentist the exact type of smile you envisaged for yourself. If you want to go for natural look then the veneers can be made to match up with your remaining teeth. A mockup on a model can also be made up to see how they will look.
For colors we will show you the shades tabs and check with your current smile to know which one suits you the most
You do not have to get the other teeth whitened, as they just might match with the veneers. However, if you have discoloured teeth, then you can decide to have tooth whitening if you would like, but it’s not a requirement.
Because some tooth structure and enamel are removed prior to placing veneers, this is considered an irreversible treatment. Veneers may be replaced, but removing them for good will leave your teeth permanently scarred, at high risk for damage, and unhealthy looking.
Individual results vary, but the goal is for the porcelain veneers to look and feel like a person’s own teeth, only better. To avoid the too-straight, too-white appearance that many associate with obvious veneers, intentional imperfections like slight rotation, subtle discoloration, and grooves can be made to imitate natural flaws.
A thin layer, about 0.5 millimeter, is removed. The layer of tooth structure needs to be removed in order to make room for the porcelain. Also, grooves are made across the tooth in order to properly secure the veneer on the tooth. This way the veneers wont fall off and would have the proper contour without them being too bulky or have unnatural appearance.
With veneers they can take up to four weeks to be made. During that time you can have temporary veneers. The temporary crowns are one colour (white), look natural, and yes, you can eat as normal as before having the temporary veneers. However, we normally suggest to our patients not to take big bites into steaks or big sandwiches, because they are not so securely placed on the teeth, as we would need to remove them in order to place the permanent ones on the teeth. They sometimes last longer than 2 weeks, maybe for a few months, but are not designed to last very long. Also, you do not have to worry about it looking very white and fake, as this won’t be the case. Most of our patients go for a lighter colour veneers when the return to have the permanent ones put in place.
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