Dental Veneers Liverpool25th March 2010
Dental Veneers Liverpool
Stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening can be greatly improved by dental veneers which function to cover any existing stains on your teeth.
Gaps or spaces between your teeth can easily be closed using dental veneers, giving you a more uniform-looking smile.
Damaged teeth that have been chipped or broken or are badly worn generally through excessive grinding or by fizzy drinks can benefit from dental veneers that has the same characteristics and colour as you natural teeth.
Crooked teeth that are not severely crooked, veneers will give a straight and perfectly aligned-looking smile.
Composite veneers or Porcelain veneers?
The more popular type is porcelain as it offers a stronger and more durable solution. Composite veneers are also more prone to staining while Porcelain veneers offer a more natural looking, translucent appearance. Composite veneers though cheaper than porcelain veneers in general, do not last as long.
Procedure of having dental veneers fitted?
An initial consultation and examination will allow Khalid Khan to understand any concerns you may have. At this point Khalid Khan explains the treatment procedure to you and while explaining the likely costs of your treatment. Before your veneers are designed, Dr Khan will need to reshape and prepare the front surfaces of your teeth. The first stage is to numb the teeth and gums with a local anaesthetic so that you do not feel anything during the procedure and then reshape your teeth to accommodate the veneers. A tiny part of the front surface of your teeth will be shaved off. The amount removed should be equivalent to the thickness of the veneer that will sit over the top of the tooth. Then, an impression or mould of your teeth is taken to be sent off to the laboratory which is then used to fabricate your veneers. Dr Khalid Khan may fit some temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth and then on your next appointment, fit your new veneers to your teeth. To do this your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and the front surfaces etched (roughened) so that they provide a good surface for the dental cement to stick to. The veneers are then cemented into place, and a special curing light is used to activate the dental cement so that it permanently bonds the veneer to the front surface of your prepared tooth. If there is any excess cement, it is usually trimmed away and polished to leave a beautiful and natural-looking restoration.
Dental Veneers Liverpool
Porcelain veneers will typically last between five and ten years, while composite veneers last a year or two at most. To make your veneers last longer, you should follow a good oral hygiene program.
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