Do you suffer from worn tooth enamel or badly discoloured teeth? Is this making you feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your appearance? Thousands of patients across the UK experience the same thing every day but more and more of them are being successfully treated with porcelain veneers.
Veneers are ceramic caps that fit over the top of existing teeth. They are cemented in place using a tooth coloured resin bonding for extra security and protection. Once in place, not only will veneers protect your teeth from further damage but they will also restore the cosmetic appearance. This is because porcelain veneers can be specially designed and made for your individual teeth. Your Central London dentist will take dental moulds and x-rays of your teeth (although this is being replaced with digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging) so that they can design well-fitting and durable veneers.
In years gone by, it may have been necessary to remove a certain amount of tooth enamel prior to application but most modern veneers are so thin that this is no longer necessary. This also means that many veneer treatments are now removable making replacement veneers less of an issue.
Veneers can also be used to treat patients who suffer from slightly crooked or unevenly spaced teeth. They are also ideal for chipped, cracked or broken teeth. They can be used individually but are more commonly used as a whole dental arc restoration. Modern technology and aesthetic requirements have made porcelain veneers one of the most desirable ways to restore the appearance of teeth. Although they can be expensive, is there really a price to be put on being confident and happy with your smile?