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Less invasive than crowns
Carefully selected talented lab technicians
Best materials to recreate nature
Why choose De-ientes?
Modern, spacious environment with state-of-the-art equipment
Ultra-modern x-ray equipment for the lowest dose
TVs on the ceiling to allow you to watch your favourite TV and relaxed during treatment
We spend time to get to know you as a person
Convenient appointment times, evenings, weekends and during summer holidays
A family run business in which we are proud to work and serve you
A wealth of experience totalling over 50 years as a family in dentistry
Dental Veneers Treatment overview
A great way to modify your smile is to porcelain veneer teeth. Veneers attach to the front surface of teeth and can straighten, mask discoloration and recontour them. They require minimal preparation and once moulds have been taken, the lab technicians work hand in hand with dentists to create a unique piece rendered to your smile.
Are your teeth stained, chipped, or not aligned on top of each other? Veneers are a good treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don't require a major procedure. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
What are veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a thin covering designed to fit over the surface of your tooth. They are precision made by a dental technician and are bonded to the surface of your tooth using a special bonding agent.
When they bonded to your tooth they form a laminated surface and become extremely strong, very much like laminated glass.
Your dentist will usually need to trim a small amount away from your natural tooth in order to ensure that the veneer has a good location to provide long-term results.
The porcelain veneers are made from layer of ceramic, usually a feldspar/Quartz ceramic or sometimes a lithium disilicate ceramic. The colour can be chosen to either match your existing teeth or to create a brighter, whiter and fresher smile… The choice is yours.
How long do veneers last?
On average traditional dental veneers last 10 to 15 years. The 2 most common reasons that they need replacing are:
Natural ageing causing gum resorption and exposure of underlying tooth.
Fracture of the veneer caused by trauma.
In order to ensure that your veneers last as long as possible we highly recommend that:
You look after your teeth and gums by brushing for 2 minutes twice per day with the fluoride containing toothpaste.
Make sure you don't press too hard on the gums which can cause them to recede and expose the underlying tooth. An electric toothbrush can help .
Ensure that you don't scrub and irritate the gums either. An electric toothbrush can help.
Use your teeth only for eating and not for chewing nails, pencils or other hard objects.
Use a pair of scissors to open packaging, not your teeth.
Use all of your teeth, your back teeth are designed for chewing, avoid chewing on your front teeth with the veneers.
Protect your teeth, this means wearing and night guard if you grind at night and wearing a sports guard if you take part in any form of contact sport, including ball sports such as squash, cricket or football.
Here is how they work:
A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail, but more durable) that is bonded on top of your own tooth.
Based on your needs, the shape and size of the veneers can be adjusted to make your teeth overall look longer and or closer together.
You can have just one veneer fitted or a whole set, known as a smile makeover.
Are veneers permanent?
Yes, you should always consider dental veneers to be a permanent way to restore teeth. The only type of veneer which could possibly be considered less permanent is a composite veneer.
The reason veneers are permanent is because they usually require a small amount of natural tooth structure to be removed in order to accept the new veneer and layer.
Crowns vs veneers
Crowns typically encapsulate the entire tooth surface that you can see, veneers only cover the front surface leaving the tongue side of the tooth as natural tooth.
Crowns are typically used for very broken down teeth or where biting forces mean that a veneer could shear off. Because veneers are the more conservative option retaining as much natural tooth structure as possible these are usually the preferred treatment to restore broken down teeth with a smile makeover or in cosmetic dentistry. However, if your teeth are particularly broken down then your dentist may recommend crowns.
Are veneers worth it?
Veneers can offer you:
Simple and quick solution to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth.
Long-lasting smile enhancement.
Quick, simple ways to brighten an extremely dark smile.
Make minor changes to your teeth.
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