A PATIENT'S GUIDE TO DENTAL VENEERS
Dental veneers are custom-made to fit over the front of your existing teeth. It is made of porcelain or composite resin, which are strong and durable, and can be colour-matched to the patient’s natural teeth for a seamless look. This course of treatment can be used to correct a variety of dental problems, including chipped teeth, gaps, discoloration, slightly misaligned, and misshapen teeth. Veneers are the ideal solution for people who wants to improve the appearance of their teeth without undergoing extensive dental treatment. To learn more about dental veneers or to schedule a dental exam, contact our Isle of Man dental practice. We are here to answer any questions you may have and to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.
WHAT ARE DENTAL VENEERS?
Dental veneers are thin-shells of tooth-coloured materials that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of a person’s teeth. The dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of its enamel, which is the outer layer of the tooth. This is done to make room for the veneer and to ensure a good fit. Once the tooth is prepared, the dentist will take an impression of the tooth, which is then sent to a dental lab. The lab will use the impression to create a custom-made veneer that fits the patient’s tooth precisely. After the veneer has been made, the dentist will bond it to your teeth by using a special dental adhesive. Dental veneers are durable and can last for years with proper care, including regular brushing and flossing, and regular dental check-ups. Getting veneers are not suitable for everyone and not the solution to all dental problems. Your dentist will help you determine if veneers are the right option for you based on your specific needs and goals, as well as explore the many other dental treatments available at Woodbourne Dental that can help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile that you deserve.
PROS OF DENTAL VENEERS
The following are the advantages of getting dental veneers:
Dental veneers are a quick and effective way to improve the appearance of your teeth;
They are durable and long-lasting;
Veneers are stain-resistant, so they will not yellow or discolour over time, and your dentist will take care to make your veneers look like natural teeth;
They can be used to correct a variety of dental problems, including gaps, chipped or cracked teeth, misshapen teeth, and discoloration.
CONS OF DENTAL VENEERS
The following are the disadvantages of getting dental veneers:
Dental veneers can be a more expensive option than other cosmetic dental treatments, and are typically not covered as an NHS treatment;
The procedure involves removing some of the enamel from your existing teeth;
Veneers are not reversible, and once placed, they cannot be removed;
As with fillings, veneers need to be maintained, making it very important to practice good oral hygiene and attend regular dental check-ups, to keep your veneers looking their best.