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.
To find out more information about what dental veneers can do for you, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.