What are Veneers? A Simple Guide to Dental Veneers

Due to impressive technological advances, cosmetic dentistry in London has become simpler, and more effective, than ever before – delivering guaranteed results that are as beautiful as they are long-lasting. One of the most popular treatments available is the application of dental veneers. It is likely that the reason behind this high demand is the broad spectrum of dental problems this technique is able to solve. Take a look below to see a simple guide to veneers and what they could do for your smile – put together by the specialist cosmetic dentistry team at the Harley St Smile.

What are Teeth Veneers?

Dental veneers are robust slivers of tooth-coloured material that can be fitted to the front surface of a tooth to create the impression that it is whole and healthy.

What are Veneers made of?

Veneers are intricately sculpted from porcelain, or sometimes composite resin. They are created to match the existing colour and line of your smile perfectly so that no one can tell the difference between a man made and a natural tooth.

What are Porcelain Veneers used for?

Veneers serve a great many purposes within the field of cosmetic dentistry. Problems that can be solved using dental veneers could be chipped, gapped, uneven or intrinsically discoloured. Once they are applied, veneers can make the appearance of the affected teeth healthier and more even.

How are Tooth Veneers applied?

After a consultation, it usually takes two cosmetic dentistry sessions to create and apply veneers. The first session is to prepare the tooth by removing a little enamel (often under local anaesthetic), ensuring the veneer fits in with the line of the rest of the teeth. In this session, the dentist will also determine the fit and colour of the veneer. The recipient will usually be provided with a temporary veneer to protect the tooth between appointments. The veneer is then fitted to the tooth using dental cement, and shaped to perfection, during the second session.

How long do Veneers last?

When properly taken care of, veneers can last for up to twenty years. They do not stain as easily as regular teeth, but they can chip or break in a similar fashion. A sensible oral hygiene routine should be followed at all times to ensure the best care for your veneers.

How can I get Veneers?

The first step towards having your own veneers applied is to seek out your perfect cosmetic dentist. Good dental surgeries often offer a free consultation to make sure that this treatment is right for you and that you know what they can offer and what to expect. To arrange a free dental e-consultation with the Harley Street Smile Clinic, today, simply click here. 

Veneers in London are a popular option to vastly improve your smile and, in some circumstances, even make eating and speaking easier. The Harley St Smile also offers a variety of other great treatments, so get in touch to see just what they could do for you and your smile.

For a more in-depth look at veneers see our complete guide to dental veneers.

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