Have you ever used false nails? In fact, have you ever used anything to cover up a blemish in your appearance? If you associate ‘blemish’ with your teeth, then dental veneers might be for you. Dental veneers are, in essence, thin laminates constructed from tooth coloured material which are placed over the front the teeth, thus altering their appearance and protecting any damaged teeth from the elements. Veneers are often viewed as the dental equivalent of false nails and on average, Veneers last for 5 to 10 years.
Are your teeth are stained, damaged or so far apart that they leave unsightly gaps? Veneers can help in all these cases. Although not perfectly suited, veneers can even help with marginally crooked teeth: In a process nicknamed ‘instant orthodontics’, veneers can be used to cover up mildly crooked teeth and give the impression of perfectly aligned smile.
Veneers tend to be made from one of two materials: Porcelain or composite bonding material. They both have their advantages and are both better suited to certain tasks, but porcelain veneers are quite popular for a reason: They are more natural looking, are not as prone to staining and are more robust than composite veneers. Composite veneers are cheaper, but their lack of durability means that sturdier porcelain veneers can work out cheaper in the long run. Composite veneers are ideally suited for tiny chips, rather than more extensive treatments, as they allow for the preservation of more of your natural tooth structure.
If you would like more information about porcelain veneers then please contact us at the Harley Street Dental Studio right in the heart of London.
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