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Bristol dentists improve smiles with stunning porcelain veneersWho wouldn’t want the chance to remedy their uneven, damaged or stained teeth? Anyone who has experienced these issues knows that they can severely hamper your confidence and lead to feelings of embarrassment about your smile. One option to consider is having porcelain veneers fitted. Thanks to incredible advances in technology porcelain veneers are increasingly available using procedures that are extremely quick and efficient. Using CEREC techniques, for example, allows stunning porcelain veneers, tailored to your mouth, can be constructed in just over five minutes. 3D digital x-rays are sent to online milling machines and you won’t have to wait. The porcelain used to make modern veneers is extremely durable and therefore the veneers themselves can be incredible thin. Porcelain veneers are highly adaptable and your dentist will be able to match them to your surrounding teeth, right down to colour, shade, texture and even translucence. They are fitted using an etching agent and then a dental bond and the results are durable and long lasting. You can treat teeth fitted with porcelain veneers just like regular teeth.
Looking for a cosmetic dentist? Clifton Dental Studio dentists are here to helpIf you are ashamed about one or more of your teeth, take the first step towards having the perfect smile you deserve by talking to your Bristol dentist today about the incredible results achieved with porcelain veneers.
What are veneers?Porcelain veneers are very thin shells made from porcelain and are placed on top of your natural teeth in order to create a beautiful aesthetic. Veneers are laminated with a glossy finish and are trimmed and shaped to fit the teeth perfectly and create the smile of your dreams. Veneers are not a standard size or shade and you can choose the ones that best suit your face shape and your idea of the perfect smile. With veneers, we are able to offer a solution to problems such as staining and chips, as well as giving the smile sparkle and radiance. Veneers can also be an alternative to orthodontic treatment for patients who have gaps between their teeth although they merely hide the gaps, rather than physically moving the teeth.
How are veneers fitted?Veneers are fixed onto the teeth using dental adhesive. This procedure isn’t painful and it doesn’t take long. Before the veneers are fitted, the planning stage takes place and this involves drawing up designs and sharing ideas about the look of the new smile and also preparing the moulds for the veneers. Before the moulds are created, the teeth are buffed and shaped to make room for the veneers to ensure a natural looking result. When the veneers have been crafted, you dentist will place them on your teeth to check that you are happy with them before securing them firmly.
About porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers have an outstanding reputation for creating dazzling, beautiful smiles and are a popular choice with celebrities. Porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped shells made from high grade porcelain. They are placed onto the teeth to produce a brand new look and should last for several years. Porcelain is used because it looks similar to natural, radiant teeth. It is also durable and has a lovely iridescent finish that really makes your smile sparkle. Veneers are an effective solution for gaps between the teeth, worn or uneven teeth and staining.
Cosmetic bondingCosmetic bonding is a single session procedure that takes just one hour to repair and reshape the teeth, creating a more attractive, healthier looking smile. This procedure involves using dental composite to improve the shape of individual teeth and enhance the overall look of the smile. Your dentist will shape the composite to adjust the aesthetic of the individual teeth, smoothing out rough and uneven edges, building up surfaces, filling in chips and closing gaps between the teeth. Once the composite is in the right place, it is set using a curing light. Treatment only takes around an hour, you’ll be able to enjoy the results straight away and the structure of your teeth will remain intact. If you would like to find out more about our cosmetic solutions, call us now!
Porcelain crownsCrown treatment is often recommended when a tooth is severely damaged or it has become weak as a result of decay, a large filling or an injury. The aim of a crown is to strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure. A crown is placed over the top of the tooth and is consequently sometimes known as a cap. Porcelain crowns do not just offer restorative benefits for the teeth, they also help to improve the aesthetic. Porcelain matches the tooth shade and it also has a lovely iridescence, which mimics the look of healthy, bright teeth. When we fit a porcelain crown, the tooth is prepared first. This involves removing any decayed tissue and shaping the tooth ready for the crown to be placed. Once the tooth has been shaped, an impression is created and this is sent to the laboratory. The new crown is then made and fitted. We usually place a temporary crown to bridge the gap between the first and second appointments, which are around two weeks apart.
Porcelain veneersVeneers are a popular cosmetic solution for aesthetic issues such as gaps between the teeth, staining, chips and misshapen teeth. They are fixed onto the natural teeth to produce a new smile and they can make a massive difference to the way you look as well as how confident you feel when you smile. Veneers are made individually and can be used to treat isolated issues or placed as a full set to create a brand new smile. Porcelain is a popular material for veneers because it creates natural looking, radiant and beautiful smiles. Veneer treatment usually involves two sessions: one session to plan treatment and create impressions of the teeth and a second session to fit and secure the veneers. If you would like to find out more about how we use porcelain to create breath-taking smiles or you are interested in crown or veneer treatment, call today!
Our restorative treatmentsWe offer a comprehensive range of restorative treatments to repair and restore beautiful smiles. We offer high quality materials such as porcelain to ensure the best oral health and aesthetic outcomes. Porcelain is strong and hard-wearing and it also looks beautifully natural. Our porcelain restorations include crowns and veneers. We can fit single veneers to patch up worn edges and misshapen teeth or entire sets of veneers.
Why would I need a crown?Crowns are designed to protect a damaged or decayed tooth from further harm and increase the functionality of the tooth. Crowns are sometimes called caps because they are fixed over the top of the natural tooth structure. Once they are in place, you will find that the tooth feels stronger and that the smile looks more attractive. Porcelain crowns blend seamlessly with the tooth structure and they should last for several years. Our crowns are hand-crafted using a multi-layer technique, which creates an incredibly lifelike aesthetic. If you have a large cavity or a broken or infected tooth, we may recommend crown treatment.
About porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers are often associated with glamorous smiles, but they also have restorative benefits and they may be an excellent choice if you have chipped, uneven or worn teeth. Veneers are custom-designed shells of porcelain placed on the tooth surface. They are thin and light and can have an amazing impact on your confidence as well as the way you look. If you’re interested in restorative treatment, why not give us a call and book a consultation today?
Gaps in the smileMissing teeth can create all kinds of problems, from an increased risk of dental disease and tooth movement to problems with eating and speech. If you have missing teeth, we strongly recommend looking into tooth replacement options. Replacing teeth helps to create a more attractive smile, which will make you feel more confident, and you will find it easier to eat and speak clearly. We have various tooth replacement treatments on offer, including dentures, dental bridges and dental implants. Dental bridges are a popular option for single teeth, while dentures are an excellent choice for full sets of missing teeth. Implants are the most versatile option, as they are compatible with dentures, bridges and crowns. This means that they can be used for single or multiple missing teeth.
Closing spaces between the teethIf you have gaps between your teeth, there are various options open to you, including orthodontic treatment, veneers and cosmetic bonding. Orthodontic treatment is the only option that physically moves the teeth and reduces the size of the gap. However, if you have a single gap or you only have small gaps and don’t want to have intensive orthodontic treatment, cosmetic bonding may be a viable option. This procedure uses dental composite to reduce the visible size of a gap by building up tooth-coloured material between the teeth. Bonding only takes an hour and is more affordable than braces and veneers. Veneers may be a good option if you have several gaps and you also want to address aesthetic flaws such as worn and stained teeth. If you’re keen to say goodbye to gaps, call us now to discuss your treatment options.
- Beautiful aesthetics: the main reason most people choose to have veneers is to enjoy a beautiful smile. Veneers are designed to look like bright, perfectly shaped natural teeth and they are guaranteed to make even the most unsightly set of teeth look stunning. When you’ve got a gorgeous smile, you’ll also be more likely to feel confident showing it off.
- Easy process: the process for veneer treatment is very simple and there is minimal discomfort involved. Treatment usually takes place over 2 sessions. The first session is designed to plan treatment and prepare the teeth and the second session is used to fit the veneers. Preparing the teeth involves removing an ultra-thin layer of the tooth surface. The aim is to make room for the new veneers. Your new veneers are created based on impressions of the teeth to ensure a perfect fit. Once they are ready, the veneers are then fixed onto the surface of the teeth to create your new smile.
- Solution for cosmetic imperfections: veneers are known for creating celebrity smiles, but they also offer a solution for imperfections, including chipped and uneven teeth, gaps between the teeth and worn and misshapen edges.
- Timeless looks: veneers should last for many years, meaning that your smile will look timeless and beautiful for years to come.
Hygiene treatmentIn cases of very mild discolouration, hygiene treatment can help to remove surface stains and make the teeth look whiter. Hygiene treatments can also really help to boost oral health and reduce the risk of dental health problems. Your hygienist can also help you to learn which foods and drinks to avoid to reduce the risk of discolouration and staining, such as coffee, tea, red and white wine and fizzy drinks, and show you how to brush and floss effectively.
Teeth whiteningIf you want your smile to look noticeably whiter and brighter, teeth whitening treatment is a simple, safe and painless option. We offer a range of whitening treatment options, including in-chair treatments and home whitening systems designed to bleach the teeth to lighten the shade and make the smile look healthy, youthful and radiant. Whitening is one of the simplest ways of making your smile look amazing and the results should last a long time.
VeneersVeneers are famed for creating glamorous smiles, but they can also achieve a very natural and subtle aesthetic. Veneers are most commonly made from porcelain and they are placed on top of your teeth. They are made to fit and they are extremely thin and light. You can choose from different shades and shapes to design your perfect smile. If you’d like to find out more about our treatments and find out which services could be beneficial for you, simply call us and book an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
Porcelain veneersVeneers are wafer-thin shells made from porcelain. They are fixed to the surface of the natural teeth to produce a beautiful new smile. Porcelain is a popular choice because it has a beautiful glossy sheen and matches the shade of healthy, bright teeth. Veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth and they provide an excellent solution for people who have worn, stained or misshapen teeth.
Porcelain crownsDental crowns are restorations that sit over the top of a damaged or decayed tooth to make it stronger. Porcelain crowns look exactly like natural teeth, as they match the shade of the tooth perfectly for a seamless finish. They are durable and hard-wearing and they can have a really positive impact on the overall look of the smile.
Porcelain dental bridgesDental bridges are an affordable and effective treatment for patients who have missing teeth. Bridges are commonly used to replace a single lost tooth and they can last up to 15 years. Treatment usually takes 2-3 weeks, with 2 sessions. Although bridges can be made from ceramic and metals, porcelain is a very popular choice because it provides very lifelike and attractive aesthetics. If you would like to find out more about natural looking restorative treatments or stunning veneers, call now and book an appointment!