Advantages of transforming your smile with veneers

Veneers in London provide a popular cosmetic dental treatment used in smile makeovers by adult patients of all ages, to hide the aesthetic issues that are affecting the appearance of their teeth. Veneers are popular for improving the colour of your teeth where teeth whitening procedures have failed. If you have stubborn stains that have built up over the years, for example those from years of smoking or excessive drinking, or if you are troubled by intrinsic stains that are inside your teeth, then you can speak to your dentist and find out about veneers.

Veneers can be used to improve the alignment of your teeth. This is for very minor cosmetic misalignment issues where orthodontic treatment is not necessary. Veneers can change the shape and the size of your teeth. This is for patients who have very small teeth or narrow teeth and are looking to widen or lengthen their teeth for a broader and more eye-catching smile. Also patients who have been affected by excessive wear and tear, or been in an accident or sustained an injury that has caused minor chips or cracks on their teeth can also speak to the dentist and find out about veneers. They are multi-functional and they can be used as a standalone procedure or when necessary they can be used as part of a combined treatment plan.

Veneers are a long-lasting solution for improving the appearance of your smile. They are thin porcelain shells which are strong, durable, and stain-resistant. They will prevent your natural teeth from further staining or wear and tear. They are a minimally invasive method of improving the appearance of your smile with little or no impact on your natural teeth. Veneers simply require a thin layer of enamel to be removed so that they can fit snugly in place without looking fake or being uncomfortable in the mouth. The procedure itself can be completed in as little as two visits to the dentist, within a few weeks if you have healthy teeth and gums. Veneers can be used on bridges and teeth with fillings and they help protect vulnerable teeth from environmental factors.

Veneers can be as natural or as eye-catching as you wish. Dentists recommend that you opt for a more natural appearance, especially if you only need one or two veneers, as this enables them to blend in with your remaining teeth. Contrary to popular belief they are not as expensive as other cosmetic dental treatments. With convenient payment plans available if you speak to your dentist, veneers are affordable for everyone and you can enjoy a beautiful smile just like your favourite celebrities and influencers. As mentioned they are a quick and easy procedure and only need to be repeated after every 10 to 20 years depending on how well you look after them. They are made of ceramic which means that they should not fall off or break off. Instead, after many years, you will find they may start to chip or become dull in comparison to how they were. 

Looking after your veneers

Veneers are easy to look after, you simply brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth. It is also important that you visit the dentist on a regular basis so that they can make sure your natural teeth are healthy underneath the veneers. To look after your veneers better you should avoid hard or chewy foods which could chip the porcelain. You should stop smoking or excessive drinking as this can weaken the veneers, but also damage your natural teeth underneath. You also need to avoid using your teeth as a pair of scissors as this increases your chance of damaging the veneers. The veneers themselves should feel like your natural teeth, however you may notice slight sensitivity at the beginning as you get accustomed to the feeling.

Speak to your dentist today and find out more about cosmetic dental treatment and whether you can have veneers as a standalone procedure or if you need a combined treatment plan. You can find out about a trial to ascertain that you are happy with veneers before you have the real ones fitted into your mouth and this will help you ensure that you make the right decision. Speak to your dentist today to find out more. 

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