In an ideal world, we would all have perfect teeth; unfortunately we do not live in an ideal world and for many of us perfect teeth are just a dream. Even if you have always taken good care of your teeth, you may be less than happy with what nature has given you. There are some things such as our hair colour can be easily changed; the shape of your teeth is something that you may have resigned yourself to living with.
There are many reasons why our teeth can be disappointing: they may be oddly shaped or inconsistently sized. In these situations there may be few options to improve the appearance of your teeth, unless you have veneers fitted. Here at Simply Teeth in Essex, veneers are just one of the cosmetic dental treatments that we offer.
Covering the cracks
Having dental veneers fitted can be an excellent way to improve the appearance of your teeth in a relatively short time. Because they only require two visits to be fitted, some of our patients choose this treatment to create the appearance of straight and evenly spaced teeth in preference to wearing braces.
If you are only having a veneer fitted on one or perhaps two teeth, but were also planning to have your teeth whitened, you should do this before you have your veneers made and fitted. This is because the veneers are unaffected by the teeth whitening products so the colour cannot be changed once they are made.
Tell me more about veneers in Essex
Dental veneers are custom made to fit your teeth, we take impressions from your teeth, and these are used to create your veneers. Dental veneers are usually made from porcelain, this is carefully colour matched to your teeth. When we fit the veneers we will need to spend time making sure that they are correctly placed and adjusted before they are permanently bonded to your existing tooth.
With proper care, your dental veneers should last between five and 10years before they need to be replaced. In some ways the veneers are similar to a false nail, they are strong, but you should always take a little extra care about what you eat, chewing your fingernails, or the end of a pencil are not recommended.