A dental veneer is a very thin layer of ceramic, porcelain or composite that is attached to the front surface of a tooth and usually fitted to the front upper and lower teeth. The process is quick, painless and requires very little preparation time.
A dental veneer is one way to transform the look of a broken, stained or twisted tooth. Results can be subtle or noticeable depending on how we alter the tooth, which can be a change in its size, shape, colour or alignment.
It may take several planning appointments before we get to the veneer construction stage. Then your existing tooth will be carefully prepared by removing a tiny amount of surface enamel. Creating a little bit of extra space allows the veneer to sit flush with your existing teeth.
Once prepared, an impression of your tooth will be taken and used to make your new veneer. It will also be very carefully matched to your other teeth with a special colour match chart.
Attaching your veneer
Around two weeks later, when your custom-made veneer is ready, it will be attached to your old tooth. Once we have ensured it is a perfect fit, and the right colour, we will slightly abrade the front surface of your old tooth to help the veneer stick and then attach it securely with a dental adhesive.
Our high quality porcelain veneers are strong and durable so they can last for many years, but it is still important to take care of your veneer as it can be damaged.
Very hard foods (such as ice or bones) could break your veneers, and if you bite your fingernails, you could also accidentally knock your veneer loose.
If you are unhappy with the look of one or more teeth why not give us a call on 01246 274 852.
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