If you are looking for that perfect smile, Dental Veneers could be the best solution for you. Dental veneers are very thin tooth colored shells designed to cover your teeth, producing a bright, star-worthy smile. Dental Veneers are made of porcelain as this material not only resists stains but also has a light-reflecting property just like natural teeth. Dental veneers can correct a number of cosmetic defects, from slightly crooked and discolored teeth to gaps in your smile. Due to the advancement in cosmetic dentistry, today’s veneers provide a more natural look than the veneers that were available years before.

How do Dental Veneers work?

Dental veneers (also known as porcelain veneers) are placed on the front of your teeth, concealing all the imperfections, and at times, changing the shape, length and size of your teeth. Normally, dental veneers require a minimum of three visits to the dental clinic. At your first visit, the dentist will discuss if the cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you. On your second visit to the dental clinic, the dentist will gently prepare your natural teeth within the enamel to create space for the dental veneer. Porcelain veneers are custom made at the dental lab after taking an impression of your teeth. At your third visit, the dentist will use special adhesive material to attach the dental veneers to your teeth.

At Brighton Implant Clinic we strive to provide the best standard of cosmetic dentistry available today. Our dentists are highly trained in carrying out such procedures as dental veneers. First, impressions are taken of the natural teeth before any treatment is commenced. Using these molds some casts are made which the dental lab will make a ‘wax-up’ of what the prospective veneers could look like. This wax up is merely a trial of dental veneers on a stone model which can be shown to a patient. Using this technique we are able to analyses the results before the treatment has even begun. We are able to discuss the patients expectations of how the treatment may look after veneers have been placed.

How long do Dental Veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can really last anywhere between 5 and 20 years, following a good daily oral hygiene routine and having regular check ups (every 6 months) with your dentist will help them to last longer. The better the condition of the tooth underneath – the longer the veneer will last. The porcelain veneer itself can last a lifetime – but the tooth, or the bonding material used to adhere the veneer onto the tooth may not. However porcelain veneers are simple to replace, providing the natural teeth are still in good condition.

Who should opt for Dental Veneers?

People with gaps between their teeth can benefit from dental veneers instead of wearing braces. Dental Veneers can conceal cracks, chipping or uneven teeth. Moreover, dental veneers are excellent for teeth that do not respond to whitening.

Visit an experienced dentist at Brighton Implant Clinic or Contact Brighton Implant Clinic to discuss whether veneers are the right choice for you or if you need more information for Dental Veneers.

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