Veneers can be a fantastic solution to improving your smile.
To achieve beautiful, long lasting results, great care, skill, knowledge and attention to detail are needed.
At 360 Dental Care, our team have this in abundance and have extensive experience in providing the best porcelain veneer treatments possible.
Our onsite cosmetic dental laboratory allows us to get amazing results that we would struggle to achieve sending our work away in the post!
Chantelle was referred by her dentists as she was unhappy with her bulky veneers. 4 ultra thin porcelain veneers used to transform Chantelle’s smile. At the 5 year review the gums are healthy and it’s almost impossible to tell that the veneers are not natural teeth!
What are veneers?
Veneers are pieces of tooth-coloured material that are applied to the front of a tooth to change its shape or colour. It’s a little bit like wearing a false finger nail – for your teeth! Veneers can be used on one or all of the teeth. Veneers are usually made of porcelain, but in some instances made of composite bonding material. During the process of fitting veneers, the teeth are usually adjusted slightly, a mould is taken and then sent to our onsite dental laboratory. In the meantime, temporary veneers are used to test the shapes and colour of the natural teeth. One of our highly trained dental technicians then makes the veneers in accordance with the new smile design or to fit in with the client’s existing smile. The dentist will then carefully apply the finished veneers to the teeth.
Do veneers damage teeth?
When veneers are applied onto healthy tooth enamel, and the tooth is not filed down heavily, they are statistically the longest-lasting dental restoration you can have. Having said this, veneers have been given a bad name over the years, due to dentists using them as a treatment when it has not been appropriate. Problems arise when veneers are used on crooked teeth or teeth where the enamel has been eroded. The bond strength from the veneer is then simply not strong enough, which leads to poor aesthetics, pain and upset clients.
Can I have ‘no-preparation’ veneers?
No-preparation veneers are a great idea and in the right cases we can offer them to our clients. However, they are not possible for everyone and can look very bulky and result in gum health problems if prescribed inappropriately. A very small amount of tooth adjustment can make the case look much better and prove healthier around the gums. It will also allow the results to last longer. We will help you choose the best option for your current smile and your long term dental health.
How long do veneers last?
This question is a little bit like asking how long a car lasts: It would depend on how well made the car is, how well it is maintained, its mileage and what types of roads it was driven on. At 360 Dental, we make sure that veneers are only used when they are appropriate for you. We also offer maintenance programmes to help manage things such as tooth grinding to keep your smile looking and feeling great and healthy. Put simply, if well administered and well cared for, veneers can last 20 years or more.
Dan was recommended by a friend and wanted to close the spaces between his teeth. 4 Porcelain veneers were used to build up the small teeth, creating a confidence improving smile.