Porcelain Veneers at Preston Dental Group
If you’d like to brighten, repair or change the look of your front teeth, this simple cosmetic enhancement can resolve a wealth of concerns with a single treatment. Here at Preston Dental Group they’re custom-designed to suit your desires, boosting your appearance to your specifications.
What are Veneers?
There are two types of veneers – porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers look a little like fake fingernails and are designed to be bonded to the front of the tooth. Each veneer is custom-made to a tooth and they look and feel very natural.
Composite resin veneers are applied one layer at a time to slowly cover the existing tooth. Each layer is shaped and cured by your dentist until the result is achieved.
Do you have uneven or chipped teeth?
Veneers can be the perfect solution to encase the surface of your front teeth. You can gain a better smile by improving your teeth colour, reshaping the appearance and hiding those imperfections.
What is involved in placing Veneers?
Porcelain veneers can straighten, lengthen, whiten and close gaps between teeth to optimise a desired smile and bite. A veneer is basically a conservative version of a porcelain crown as it covers all the visible surface of a tooth.
Teeth must be reshaped to some degree to ensure the porcelain veneers are not bulky and over-contoured. In other words, some outer enamel may need to be removed to allow space for the shell.
Reshaping teeth allows for many adjustments which is why your teeth can be straightened to perfection. We use a special light to activate an adhesive which permanently bonds the porcelain veneer to the underlying tooth.
Porcelain veneers are very strong, never discolour and are stain resistant.
The Procedure for Veneers
First, we’ll have a consultation to determine that veneers are the best way to achieve your goals. Then, we’ll discuss what you can expect. Your veneers are designed in partnership with you to be certain that they meet your expectations and you’re completely delighted with the result.
The treatment is performed over two separate stages:
Stage One: The teeth are prepared to receive the veneers for a natural, functional look. Then, a mould is taken to ensure a seamless fit of the veneers.
Stage Two: We’ll bond the veneers to the teeth for a gorgeous smile.