Dental veneers are thin porcelain slips that can be slipped over the surface of the teeth to disguise imperfections and stop any damage from occurring in the future. In recent years, veneers have become increasingly popular due to their many benefits for oral health.
Veneers can be made from porcelain and can be attached to the surface of your teeth by your local dentist in Chepstow.
Veneers can hide many sins such as: stained or discoloured teeth, cracks and crooked teeth. Often referred to as ‘instant orthodontics’, veneers can straighten crooked teeth much in the same way as traditional braces do, but with much quicker results.
Before your veneers are fitted, your dentist will prepare your original teeth through shaping and shaving off a layer of your tooth as this allows room for the veneer to be put into place. An impression of your teeth must then be take so that the laboratory has a mould from which to produce your veneers. Cleaning and etching of the veneers must be performed by your dentist before they can be cemented down in place over your natural teeth.
Veneers last for 5 to 10 years and eventually will need to be replacing. However, if you brush your teeth twice a day, attend regular check-ups with your dentist and follow a healthy diet, your veneers should be stable, secure and offer you protection for many years. You can get all the information you need about this procedure from Clifton Dental of Bristol.