Fancy having a bright, super smile? If so, join the club! Many people have started considering veneers in London to improve their smile. Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that are applied to the front of your teeth. They can be used to improve the your smile’s appearance as your teeth will be cleaner looking and sparkling new. They can also address issues with the gaps in your teeth, and are sometimes used to improve alignment. What’s more, they can also be used to repair any chips or cracks in your teeth.
If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, all you need to do is to book in with a dentist who offers this treatment for an initial consultation. It is sensible to do your homework and find a dentist who has good reviews and plenty of experience in treating patients with veneers. If they have won any prizes for their work, then this could also give you confidence in their ability to get you a winning smile. During an initial consultation, they will examine your teeth and discuss what you are hoping to achieve in order to determine if veneers are the right treatment for you. They will be able to answer any questions you have about the treatment options, so you can make an informed decision.
There are two types of veneers. One is porcelain veneers and the other is composite bonding. Porcelain veneers are very similar to the enamel of your natural teeth and are made of ceramic. Composite veneers, on the other hand, are made from composite resin and this is bonded to your teeth.
If you’re hoping to get a long-term fix then porcelain veneers are typically the more durable option. They’re also less likely to chip or stain, although they can cost more than composite bonding and take more time to have fitted.
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and composite bonding?
Both of these treatments are cosmetic dental procedures. Both of these treatments can be used to enhance the appearance of your teeth. However, when it comes to having them fitted, there are differences. Composite bonding is not as invasive as porcelain veneers. Your dentist will use a tooth-coloured resin to repair any imperfections in your teeth, before shining a light on to it to harden it. This can be done in just one appointment.
Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are more invasive than composite bonding. A small amount of tooth enamel has to be removed so that a space for the veneer to be attached is created. Your dentist will then bond the porcelain veneers over the front of the teeth.
What happens during the treatment?
Both procedures are relatively straightforward. For veneers, your teeth will need to be prepared by removing the top layer of enamel from the teeth being treated. Your dentist will then make impressions of your mouth and send these to a dental laboratory, so that your veneers can be made bespoke for your teeth. Once the veneers are created by a ceramist, your dentist can attach them to the front of your teeth.
The entire procedure usually requires a couple of appointments. The initial consultation involves preparation and the second appointment involves bonding.
How to take care of your veneers
You will be given instructions by your dentist on how to look after your veneers. This may mean you have to avoid certain foods and drinks, as you will need to clean your teeth regularly and floss daily, as well as using a fluoride toothpaste.
Veneers can last a long time, so why not treat yourself to a super smile? Your smile deserves to shine!