Veneers are thin, custom-made, tooth-coloured shells, bonded onto the surface of the front teeth. Porcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic treatments used to fix minor dental flaws and create a more aesthetically pleasing and beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers can change the shape, position, size and colour of your teeth. Unlike other dental treatments, they require a minimal amount of tooth preparation and are, therefore, a more conservative tooth restoration.
At Simply Teeth in Essex, veneers can change the appearance of your smile in just two visits to the dentist. Whether you are interested in lightening your teeth without the hassle and cost of professional whitening, closing gaps between your teeth, or correcting the appearance of crowded teeth without having braces, veneers just may be your best option. Veneers can also help patients who have heavily worn or fractured teeth.
What to expect when getting dental veneers
The process of getting dental veneers is relatively quick and usually completed in two dental visits. In your first visit, your dentist will examine your teeth and analyse their shape and contouring. Furthermore, they will take impressions of your teeth, which are then sent off to the lab that will create your veneers. The turnaround time is usually two weeks. After that, you will return to the dental practice to have your veneers place onto your teeth. Your dentist will try them out and adjust them accordingly before chemically bonding them to the front of your teeth.
Maintaining porcelain veneers is quite simple. If you treat them as your natural teeth, brushing and flossing them regularly, they will stay healthy for longer. Once you have your veneers in place, you will be asked to return to the dentist for a follow-up visit and evaluation. This is quite important, since your dentist will be able to detect any problems early on and determine how well your teeth react to the veneers. Even if your veneers look and feel great, you have to visit the dentist for a routine check-up every few months to ensure optimal oral health.
To take the first step towards enhancing your smile with veneers in Essex, contact us today.