Dental Veneers are a Great Way to Improve Your Smile
If you are unhappy with gaps, stains, crooked or misshaped teeth, Somerset Dental Care can restore your teeth with dental veneers for a beautiful smile.
Different types of dental veneers
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells fabricated of tooth-coloured materials, either composite or ceramic. They are designed to cover the front of the teeth. We can make a model of your veneer which would then be copied by a dental technician in a laboratory, or we can sometimes apply veneers ‘chairside’ in our clinic.
Made from composite resin, these veneers can be applied in just one appointment. They are not as stain-resistant as porcelain veneers, however they are faster to apply and cheaper.
Taking care of veneers is the same as taking care of your natural teeth: brush and floss twice a day.
Fabricated from a porcelain material, these veneers require two appointments to place. The first appointment is when your teeth are prepared for the veneers and a mould of your teeth is taken. You will have temporary veneers applied to your teeth, and the moulds will be sent to a dental lab where they will be used to create your porcelain veneers.
Your second appointment is when the temporary veneers are removed and placed with the more permanent porcelain veneers. While these veneers are stain resistant, they are not stain proof. You will need to take care of your veneers as though they were your natural teeth.
The dental veneer consult appointment
For veneers we offer a consult appointment to walk you through the process. If you decide to go ahead, we offer a ‘mock up’ or a trial of temporary veneers so you can see what it would look and feel like.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made restorations that are made from tooth-coloured materials. They are used to cover the front of the teeth, and are an effective way of restoring the appearance of one’s smile, particularly in the case of gaps, stains, crooked, or misshaped teeth.
Veneers can be made from composite resin, or porcelain. While composite resin veneers can be applied in just one appointment, porcelain veneers require two appointments to place. Composite resin veneers are faster and cheaper to apply, but porcelain veneers are generally more stain-resistant. In both cases, you will need to take care of your veneers as though they were your natural teeth. Stick to a good oral health regime by brushing and flossing twice daily.
Composite resin veneers can be placed in one appointment. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, require two appointments. During the first appointment, your teeth are prepared and a mould of the teeth is taken. You’ll have temporary veneers applied to your teeth while the moulds are sent to a dental lab to create your veneers.
In your second appointment, your temporary veneers are removed and your new porcelain veneers are placed.
Dental veneers are recommended to improve the appearance of teeth that are discoloured, chipped, cracked, misaligned, or have gaps between them. They are thin shells made of porcelain or composite material that fit over the front surface of the teeth, providing a natural-looking, durable, and long-lasting solution to improve your smile. Veneers also help protect the teeth from further damage and wear.
Dental veneers are advantageous because they improve the appearance of teeth, are natural-looking, durable, stain-resistant, minimally invasive, versatile, and can correct a wide range of dental issues.
Generally, patients undergoing the veneering process are given local anesthesia, which numbs the area and eliminates the possibility of pain during the procedure. After the numbness subsides, there may be minimal or no discomfort in cases where only two or four veneers are involved. However, in cases where eight or more veneers are placed, patients may experience some tenderness in the gums and jaw, which can usually be relieved by using over-the-counter medications.
To find out more information about what dental veneers can do for you, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.