If you want to create a beautiful, healthier smile, cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers Manchester solutions are a great option to consider. At 360 Dental Care, our practice is situated in the city centre, designed to make you feel at home from the moment you enter our doors.
Our team has years of expertise, so we cover a vast range of patient needs. This includes orthodontics (e.g. Invisalign braces), dental health treatment plans, smile makeover technology, teeth whitening and specialist cosmetic dentistry services. We have lots of expertise in all types of veneers, including no preparation solutions, composite bonding and porcelain dental veneers.
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We understand how daunting dental work can be, especially if you’re contemplating a full smile makeover. We aim to take the mystery out of the process by providing bespoke advice for your needs.
Consultations will usually involve a thorough examination of your existing teeth and gum health while speaking to you about your aims for a new smile. This allows us to give recommendations suitable for you.
To find out more about veneers before you visit us, here’s some useful information to help you make the best decision for your smile.
What Are Veneers Made from?
Veneers are usually made from ultra-thin, translucent materials, fixed to the front teeth to alter your smile’s appearance. Two of the most popular materials chosen are porcelain and composite resin, each coming with their own set of benefits and considerations to think about. Porcelain options involve the facings being made from the strong ceramic in the lab and attached securely to your teeth. In contrast, composite veneers use a resin material, sculpted onto your front teeth by your skilled dentist and set with UV light.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers brighten and whiten teeth to help create the perfect smile. As the name would suggest, this type of veneers is made from ceramic shells of strong porcelain, designed specifically to fit your teeth and create your new smile. The thin facings will be permanently fixed to teeth using special dental bonding glue, masking a plethora of smile imperfections. This includes covering:
- Broken teeth
- Misshaped teeth
- Minor misalignments and gaps
They’re ideally chosen in cases where there’s still enough healthy enamel to form a strong bond with the veneers, and the teeth need to be roughly in the right position already. If your smile has any alignment issues or is crooked, your smile makeover dentist should discuss other treatment plan options with you. Dental veneers should only ever be chosen for suitable candidates.
Are Dental Veneers Suitable for Everyone?
No. Not every patient is a good candidate for veneers, which is why it’s so important to visit a specialist dental practice in this field. Suitable cases may include those with:
- a decent amount of health tooth enamel present
- good oral and periodontal health (i.e. no gum disease is present)
- clear and realistic goals for their smile makeover
- teeth in a good position – veneers are not appropriate for very crooked teeth
Both types of veneers are highly compatible with healthy gum tissue, which means they won’t get rejected by your body.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Porcelain dental veneers are one of the most widely chosen solutions in this area of cosmetic dentistry. Here are some of the advantages of choosing this treatment.
Modern materials for teeth have been designed to emulate natural teeth, made to look as lifelike as possible for your smile. This includes the different colours available and how the material reflects light in the same way our existing teeth do.
Dental veneers are also suitable for those who want a new smile makeover, including the coverage of severe dental wear, chipped teeth, cracks, dullness and discolouration across the smile. The treatment can completely transform your teeth’s appearance, helping patients to feel more confident thanks to the impressive results.
Porcelain is one of the most stain-resistant dental materials in the industry and is low maintenance too if you implement your smile hygiene plan as detailed by your dentists and hygienist. It means that even years later, the veneers look as good as new, not requiring touch-ups like some other cosmetic dentistry solutions.
Dental veneers are a long-term investment, lasting for many years to come. It’s a strong and robust material that’s resistant to some of the wear and tear faced by teeth and less expensive materials, so if well looked after, your veneers could even last past 20 years.
Veneers are chosen by patients for an array of different reasons, so whether you’ve got discoloured areas, cracks, chips or small gaps you’d love to disguise, they can do it all. This makes them one of the most versatile dental solutions available for Manchester patients.
How Does Composite Bonding Differ?
Cosmetic veneers are another option to consider, made from a composite resin material. It’s a more cost-effective treatment and can be completed in a single visit. Unlike porcelain veneers which are made in a specialist dental laboratory, the material is applied directly onto the front teeth.
It’s then down to the skill of the dental specialist you use to mould and sculpt the composite bonding material into the desired shape for your smile, before hardening the resin with UV light. Further layers can be added if necessary, and they’ll finish the look with a polish to create a smoother, more natural feel.
Composite bonding is usually a cheaper alternative to porcelain, but may only last 5 to 8 years.
Can You Fit Just One Veneer?
Yes – they can be made for any number of teeth. For example, you may already be happy with your smile but have one chipped tooth you’d like to restore, covering the flaw with either composite bonding solutions or a single porcelain veneer.
If you just want one or two teeth fitted with veneers, the material’s colour can be created to blend in with your natural teeth and smile. You may also want to consider teeth whitening before this.
However, if you’re undergoing a full smile makeover, don’t be afraid to talk to your dentist about creating a new look – this is your time to create your perfect smile.
Can Dental Veneers Ruin Teeth?
Many patients have seen this procedure covered by the media, but the stories you see will often refer to those who didn’t have veneers applied properly, or they weren’t appropriate candidates in the first place. When we assess your teeth, gums and smile, we’ll see whether no preparation veneers are possible, but some teeth may need minor alterations.
However, it’s essential the teeth have healthy amounts of enamel so that they can cope with the removal of very fine layers in order to support the new attachments. Teeth should never be drastically cut back, leading to pain, sensitivity and other dental issues further down the line.
When you come in for your consultation, our experienced dentists will talk you through the process further if it’s suitable for you, alleviating any concerns you have about what to expect when it comes to tooth preparation or any other part of the procedure.
What Happens During a Veneers Treatment?
If you opt for porcelain veneers in Manchester, the whole treatment will span across several visits. This includes an initial consultation to establish your needs, another to plan your smile makeover, before you’ll visit us again to have your new veneers fitted to your teeth. You should be involved in the process throughout, ensuring you understand what’s happening at each stage and that you love the new smile being created for you.
As a smile design specialist, it also allows us to show you a digital mock-up of what your new teeth will look like, which can help you to create a smile you love. Once you’re ready, an impression of your prepared teeth will need to be taken and sent to the laboratory alongside your smile design plan so that your new set of teeth can be created.
Before your veneers are fitted, many patients can wear temporary ones to protect the enamel and help you get used to their feel before your new teeth are ready.
How to Care for Veneers
Your Manchester dentist will go through all the aftercare advice with you, ensuring you have the knowledge to care for them well, both in the first few days after the treatment and in the years beyond.
Veneers can’t be repaired, so if anything ever happened to them such as cracks or damage, they would need to be replaced. Therefore, it’s vital you follow all the advice given, implementing good dental hygiene.
Tooth grinding is a key reason why dental veneers suffer over the years, so we can look at getting a bite guard made for you if this is the case.
How Much Does a Full Mouth of Veneers Cost?
Factors affecting the cost of treatments include:
- the experience of your dentist
- how much tooth preparation is required
- how many veneers you need
- where you live
The only way to know the cost of a treatment is to book a consultation with a specialist dentist. We have lots of information on our Manchester dental fees page here. In terms of the cost for a full mouth of veneers, you can see from our price ranges that composite bonding treatments are about £250 to £400 per tooth, and porcelain veneers are higher at £700 to £850.
Please note, we do have interest-free finance and payment plans available for many of our treatments, so please discuss this option with our team.
Are Veneers Available on the NHS?
Only a few veneer cases will be eligible for NHS fees. When opting for any type of veneers, you’ll need to pay for the treatment privately if the procedure is chosen for cosmetic reasons, which most are. Speak to your dentist about whether you qualify for NHS payment plans.
Veneers in Manchester Specialists – Contact 360 Dental Care Today
Have you been searching for ‘dental veneers near me’? You’re in the right place.
Whether you’re looking to make improvements to your teeth or you want a smile makeover to transform how you look and feel, get in touch with the expert team at 360 Dental Care in Manchester. We offer a fantastic array of treatment options, from teeth whitening and veneers to Invisalign braces and more.
The easiest way to get started is to book a virtual smile assessment or in-person consultation. You can also find treatment guides on our website, including veneers before and after UK images.
Contact us today for more advice.
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