Dental veneers are the 21st century’s quick and easy way to make over your smile. At Simply Teeth in Essex, veneers can completely change the appearance of your teeth, whether your problem is a single discoloured, chipped, or cracked tooth, or you want to make over all your teeth for a beautiful new smile.
How veneers work
Veneers have become incredibly popular in the last couple of decades, although they have been around since the 1920s. They were invented, of course, in Hollywood, so that actors’ smiles could be quickly transformed to match a particular movie role. These early versions were fixed in place temporarily with denture adhesive and usually dropped out after a few takes.
The idea of being able to have slip-on teeth quickly caught on outside Hollywood, and cosmetic dental researchers set about developing long-lasting, natural-looking yet beautiful options.
Fast forward to veneers in Essex in 2017, and you will find porcelain composite creations that can last 10 years or more with proper care, being fixed in place with a specially designed, strong dental bonding agent.
Nowadays, veneers are much thinner than even a few years ago. These porcelain shells are cemented over the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance.
You can have veneers in Essex to:
- cover up permanently stained or discoloured teeth;
- cover up and give extra reinforcement to mildly chipped or cracked teeth;
- correct minor issues with tooth alignment and spacing;
- make the teeth look more even in size and shape;
- correct the look of some gummy smiles.
Veneers in Essex with us
Unlike crowns, veneers require little preparation of your teeth before being placed, and your healthy tooth structure is preserved. When you come to one of our 3 dental practices for veneers, we will prepare your teeth by removing a very thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. This aids with the bonding process, and ensures that your veneers lie flush with the neighbouring teeth.
The only exception is for chipped or cracked teeth, in which case we will make that veneer thicker to cover the damaged area.
After taking impressions for your veneers to be made, your dentist will call you back to ensure they’re perfect for you before bonding them in place.