Discoloured, stained, chipped and misshapen teeth can all be given a new look with veneers. Veneers are very thin shells attached to the fronts of your teeth. They can be made from porcelain or composite resin, both of which are available at Simply Teeth. Porcelain veneers in Essex are stronger than composite resin veneers, do not change colour or stain and generally last longer. However they take at least 2 visits to apply, while composite resin veneers can be placed in just one visit. Let’s take a closer look at both of these options.
Our dentist will put a mild chemical on the front surface of the tooth to be veneered to make it a little rougher. This will help the composite resin stick to the enamel of the tooth. The composite resin that matches your desired colour is chosen, so that your veneers in Essex blend in with your teeth. Our dentist will place the composite resin on each tooth in layers. A special light is used to harden each layer of the composite resin. After the last layer is hardened, your dentist will shape and polish it for a clean finish. The end result is natural and smooth teeth.
And how about the porcelain option?
With porcelain veneers, our dentist may give you a local anesthetic, if required. They will then remove a thin layer of the enamel from your teeth to make room for the porcelain veneers. Next a mould of your teeth is created. This is used to create your custom-made porcelain veneers in Essex.
In the meantime, temporary veneers may be used to replace the portion of the tooth that has been removed. These will be worn until your porcelain veneers are ready. These temporary veneers are fragile and need to be treated gently during eating and cleaning as they can become loose.
On your next visit, the temporary veneers will be removed and a mild chemical will be put on your teeth to make them slightly rougher. This helps the porcelain veneers stick to your teeth better. The veneers are then glued to your teeth one by one to create your dream whiter and brighter smile.