Dental veneers are thin, carefully crafted facings made from porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth. They solve problems like discoloration, misalignment, and other forms of imperfections and enhance the teeth’ appearance. Other imperfections are cracked, chipped or fractured teeth as well as gaps in the teeth.
Factors like smoking or tetracycline stains can also be addressed with porcelain veneers. If you want a straighter smile but without the hassle and inconvenience of orthodontic braces, porcelain veneers, and crowns can now be used to achieve the desired results. With veneers, you can achieve the desired shape, length, and level of whiteness for your teeth, and they are resistant to staining.
What’s the process to get Porcelain Veneers?
During the initial dental consultation, we carefully evaluate your eligibility for dental veneers by discussing your concerns and desired outcomes.
We take into consideration the shape and shade of the veneers that would best complement your smile, ensuring a precise fit. Moreover, we address any inquiries or doubts you may have and explore alternative treatment options if necessary.
After the consultation, we present you with an initial treatment plan that outlines the proposed procedures, and we provide detailed information regarding the associated costs.
Preparation of Teeth:
After approval of your treatment plan, we proceed to take impressions of your teeth and capture pre-operative photos of your smile.
Next, we focus on preparing each tooth individually, ensuring that it is ready for the veneer placement. A mold of your teeth is created, taking into account the desired shape and size of the veneers. We present you with the design of the veneers, and if any adjustments are required, we make them promptly.
Once you are satisfied with the design of the veneers, temporary veneers are placed on the prepared teeth. Meanwhile, the molds and impressions are sent to a dental laboratory, where the actual veneers are manufactured.
Placement of veneers
Typically, the manufacturing process of dental veneers takes approximately 7 to 10 working days. Once the veneers are completed, we begin by thoroughly cleaning your prepared teeth and removing the temporary veneers.
Then, the final custom-made veneers are carefully placed and checked in your mouth. If required, adjustments are made in this stage for the perfect fit and look of the dental veneers.
Once you are completely satisfied with the veneers, the final restorations are permanently bonded to your teeth. From that point forward, you are ready to confidently showcase your beautiful new smile to the world.
How long do dental veneers last?
There is nothing specific. Sometimes, porcelain veneers last for 20 or more years, but you shouldn’t expect that they would last forever. By following good oral habits and taking care of dental veneers, you can significantly increase their lifespan.
Dental veneer care tips
Maintaining the optimal condition of your dental veneers is as simple as following a regular oral care routine and keeping up with dental check-ups. Brush and floss daily using soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Stay away from whitening products as they potentially cause scratches on the surface of your veneers.
For the longevity of your dental veneers, avoid biting directly into hard or crunchy foods like apples, carrots, and tough meats. We advise you to cut these foods into smaller pieces and chew them using your back teeth.
Dark-colored food items and beverages are not good for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers resist stains but these things spoil them with time.
Start your dental veneer journey with our team of dedicated professionals
London Smiling is resourced with a skilled team of dentists that offers quality dental care with affordability. Our dentists know what is wrong and what is right for the patients looking for dental veneers. They create dental veneers that improve the overall oral appearance and last longer. Most important, the created dental veneers are suitable for people of all ages.
So, if you are planning to get dental veneers, come to London Smiling.