Porcelain veneers are becoming a more common cosmetic dental procedure for patients from Bath and surrounding areas. Modern techniques and reduced prices are making this popular for many people, not just the rich and famous.
At Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol we frequently use the technique to improve the smiles for people, and with it their lives. This might sound like a bold statement but a smile is very important to people. It provides our patients with increased confidence which can make them better communicators, improving their career paths and their personal interaction. Many people are ashamed of their crooked or chipped teeth and, as a result, keep their mouths closed more than they would like. A porcelain veneer can change all that.
Basically, a porcelain veneer is a custom-made laminate which is attached to the front of a broken tooth to give you a more perfect smile. Porcelain is a ceramic material with similar properties to your natural teeth making it an ideal and realistic alternative. The surface is quite impervious so it is ideal for fighting off further staining and decay from sugars, wine and cigarettes. This does not mean you can stop brushing your teeth though!
It is possible to choose the shade of your veneer to match the natural colour of your teeth so they won’t look out of place in your mouth. They are also more long lasting than composite veneers, which makes them a popular choice in today’s dental market place. They can last up to 15 years compared to seven years for composite versions.
Before they can be added, some material is removed from the teeth so it can make your teeth more sensitive, but compared to crowns the shaping required is not so extensive. All in all, porcelain veneers are an excellent step to a perfect smile.