Porcelain veneers are often entrusted with the role of creating bright and beautiful smiles and they are an excellent choice for patients who are looking for that celebrity style smile. There are lots of different shapes, sizes and shades of veneers available, so we can create your dream smile, whether you are looking for all-out Hollywood glamour or a subtle, natural look.
What are veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-fine sheets of laminated porcelain, in the shape of natural teeth. They are positioned over your existing teeth, creating the image of a flawless smile. There is a great deal of scope with veneers and we can help you to design your perfect smile. You can choose the shade, shape and size of your veneers and each one is made to fit the contours of your natural teeth perfectly.
Veneers are not just there to look pretty, they can also be used as a means of addressing common problems such as worn, chipped and stained teeth. If your teeth are misshapen, discoloured or worn down, this can affect your self-esteem as well as your looks and veneers can help to boost your self-esteem and ensure you feel much happier and more confident when you smile.
Veneers can also be used as part of a smile makeover, a series of treatments which, put together, aim to create the smile of your dreams.
Before your veneers are crafted, we prepare your teeth. This simple procedure involves removing a very thin layer of the tooth structure to make space for the veneers. This ensures a natural look and increases comfort. Once your teeth are ready, we create impressions, which are sent away and used by highly skilled dental technicians to make your new veneers. Once the veneers are ready, we will place them over your teeth, check that you are happy with the finished result and then secure them using strong adhesive.
If your smile has minor cosmetic flaws that affect your confidence, there are various dental procedures out there that can help. Two of our most effective and popular cosmetic treatments include porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding, but which is best and what are the pros and cons?
About porcelain veneers
Porcelain 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 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!
Very few people have perfectly proportioned, straight teeth, but thankfully, if you’re one of the many people who have gaps between their teeth, we can help. We have a range of treatment options available to close those gaps and make your smile look incredible.
Treatment options for gaps between the teeth
Orthodontic treatment: if you have large gaps between the smile or additional orthodontic issues, such as problems with the bite, orthodontic treatment is often the best course of action. Braces are used to move the teeth, closing the gaps, aligning the top and bottom teeth and creating a more balanced and attractive smile. Our orthodontic treatments include the Inman Aligner, 6 Month Smiles and Invisalign, all of which provide amazingly discreet aesthetics and incredible results.
Cosmetic bonding: cosmetic bonding is a great choice for patients who have a couple of gaps or a gap between just two of the teeth. This is a minor treatment, which involves a very simple and completely pain-free procedure. Your dentist will use dental composite, a white material, which is used for white fillings, to fill in the gap between two teeth. Treatment usually takes less than an hour, there is no drilling and no need for anaesthetic and you’ll be amazed at what a difference such a simple procedure makes!
Veneers: veneers are a cosmetic solution for gaps between the teeth and they can also be effective for those with chipped, stained or worn teeth. Veneers don’t close the gaps between the teeth, but they do cover spaces, so the smile looks much more attractive. There are various different shades and shapes available, so you can design your own perfect smile!
To discuss treatment options and find out how cosmetic dental treatment could transform your smile, call us now!
Discoloured, mildly misaligned or damaged teeth can make us feel very self-conscious, but dental veneers are the perfect solution to putting the confidence back into your smile. Veneers can be made from either porcelain or white composite.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are made from patented porcelain- a wafer thin cover that is easy to fit and will hide away any signs of gaps, cracks and general wear and tear in your teeth. The strength comes once they have been bonded in with the cement. All you have to do is to get your teeth measured up by having moulds taken. Once this has been done, these moulds are sent off so that the fittings can be made. Once they are ready, your teeth will be cleaned and then the Lumineers will be glued straight onto the front of the teeth. These fittings should last a long while if you care for them, and they will totally transform the look of your smile. Lumineers are the epitome of everything beautiful about modern dentistry.
Less tooth preparation
With Lumineers, your existing tooth structure is preserved, as the treatment involves less tooth preparation. In your first appointment at Clifton Dental Studio, we will take impressions of your teeth so that we can custom-make your Lumineers. In your second appointment the Lumineers will be fitted and adjusted for a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Veneers are often featured on television makeover shows and it’s no surprise; they really can produce amazing results and they are highly versatile. Our dentists have expertise in using porcelain veneers to create beautiful smiles, so you can show off your pearly whites with pride.
Veneers are very thin, tooth-shaped sheets of porcelain, which are placed over your teeth. They are often likened to false nails, as they sit on top of your teeth. There is a great deal of scope to design your own smile with veneers, as they are available in a range of different shapes, sizes and shades. Some of our patients prefer a very natural look, while others like to inject that extra touch of glamour into their smile.
Veneers are very versatile and they have a range of uses, from addressing chipped and worn teeth to creating a brighter, whiter smile for patients with stained teeth. They can also help to make gaps between the teeth look smaller and create a healthier, more youthful looking smile.
Veneer treatment takes place over two sessions that take place once we have had a consultation and planned your treatment in great detail. The first treatment is designed to prepare your teeth and create the impressions for your new veneers. Preparation involves trimming away an ultra-thin layer of the tooth structure to increase the space available for the veneers. This part of the treatment process is essential for creating an attractive, natural aesthetic.
Once the teeth have been prepared, impressions are created and these are used to make your bespoke veneers.
The second stage of treatment involves fitting the veneers. We will check that you are happy with the look of your new smile and then secure the veneers in position using dental adhesive.