You’ll be amazed at the results veneers can give.
If your front teeth are crooked, misaligned, chipped, gappy or permanently discoloured, porcelain veneers offer the solution to all these problems and more! Made from eggshell-thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to your front teeth, veneers are the go-to treatment for the perfectly straight white smiles you see on celebrities and film stars – and luckily for patients in Thatcham and surrounding areas, veneers are a lot more accessible than they used to be. If you’re interested in getting veneers, come to Dental Partners Thatcham for an initial consultation and we’ll start the journey towards your brand-new smile.
Getting veneers in THATCHAM
The porcelain veneer procedure usually requires two or more sessions at Dental Partners Thatcham. Firstly, the tooth is prepped: this involves removing a thin layer of enamel, under a local anaesthetic if required, and taking a dental impression, which will be used to fabricate your veneers – a process that usually takes a couple of weeks. When your veneers are ready, they will be bonded and cured using a special light-sensitive resin.
If you have healthy gums and teeth, the chances are veneers will be a quick and simple solution for you. Patients with tooth decay, gum disease and root canal infections will need to have these issues treated prior to considering veneers, and it may be that your dentist recommends alternative treatments in these cases.
Because veneers sit over the top of your teeth, the dentist will need to file away a layer of enamel proportionate to the thickness of the veneers. This is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic. When your bespoke veneers are ready, the dentist will bond them in place using a special curing light, and finish by fine-tuning their look and shape manually.
No! Sometimes we might use a local anaesthetic, but it’s not always necessary and applying veneers generally involves minimal discomfort. Your cosmetic dentist will discuss your treatment in depth so you know exactly what to expect.
With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years.
Veneers are less prone to staining than natural teeth, because porcelain is not as porous – but you will need to follow a good oral hygiene routine to maintain your beautiful white smile.
Your dentist will take this into consideration before recommending veneers. In many cases, wearing a night guard mitigates against veneers being damaged by teeth grinding.