If your front teeth are stained, chipped or out of alignment, then veneers are the ideal long term choice for improving your appearance and giving you a natural smile. Veneers are like false fingernails that are bonded onto the front surface of a natural tooth using a very strong adhesive . Very little tooth removal is required when preparing a tooth for a veneer.If you are considering getting veneers,please give us a call to arrange an appointment . We will assess you in our clinic and advise you if your teeth are suitable for veneers . There are a number of things to bear in mind if you are considering veneers:
- Your gums must be really healthy…if they are not ,then this must be addressed first so that your veneers will look and feel great for years to come.
- If you are thinking of placing veneers on heavily worn or chipped teeth ,then we must address this issue first.Habits such as nail biting,chewing pens etc need to be resolved .Sometimes we need to protect the veneers by making a nightguard appliance.
- Age: We do not recommend veneers for patients who are under 18 yrs of age . The tooth may not be fully mature and the shape of the gumline changes in young adults as they get older. Hence we tend to delay any porcelain restorations until after 18 yrs of age.
- Veneers require meticulous attention to detail and in many cases we will produce a ‘mock up’ on a model of your veneers so that you can see what they look like before any treatment has commenced. Veneers can be made to any shade and we spend a lot of time with you selecting the most suitable shade for your veneers .