If you feel too self-conscious to smile it means your teeth are seriously affecting your quality of life, there are safe and quick ways to fix this. If it’s about the colour, shape or size of your teeth an easy solution is veneers – thin porcelain shells that are individually crafted for each tooth to give a beautiful new smile. Each veneer is permanently fixed in place on top of your natural teeth, using a special bonding adhesive. With careful cleaning and the right care, veneers can offer a wonderful way to give you brighter, straighter teeth.
If you feel that veneers might be for you, our dentists will take the time to fully assess your mouth, discuss the process with you and answer any questions you may have so you can make an informed decision in your own time. It is important to understand that in order to fit veneers, your dentist will need to make permanent alterations to your enamel so that the veneers fit properly.
This means that veneers are not a suitable option for everybody, so those who have weak or damaged teeth may need to consider an alternative route to their perfect smile, but we will be happy to discuss other options with you. You can have complete peace of mind that we will be careful to make a detailed assessment and evaluation of your suitability for veneers, for both this treatment and as part of your long term care plan, based around your clinical, financial and emotional needs.
For patients who are going ahead with veneers, you will need several visits to the practice to complete the treatment. Initially, your dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a tiny layer of enamel. This can be carried out without anaesthetic, but we are happy to use this if you would prefer. Detailed impressions of your teeth will be taken, which will then be used by the dental laboratory to produce your individual, personalised veneers that are exactly the shape, size and colour you have chosen.
Once your veneers are finished, you will return to the practice so your dentist can prepare your teeth and fit the new veneers. They will talk to you about the best way to look after your new veneers, which could include hygiene therapy appointments. You can then get on with your life and have the confidence to show off your new smile to the world.