Do you have teeth which are small or unusually shaped? Perhaps you are unhappy with uneven spacing or discolouration? If so, veneers may be the ideal solution. They are carefully shaped and expertly crafted slivers of colour matched porcelain, or an alternative composite material, designed to cover the front surfaces of your teeth. You’ll even be able to have your say about how you want your smile to look as veneers can make it wider and brighter.
Veneers fit onto the tooth in much the same way as a false nail fits over a fingernail. They are very thin and held in place with a strong bonding agent which means hardly any preparation of the tooth is required. And a natural healthy look can easily be achieved. Improving colour, shape and position, a veneer can be used to correct the appearance of a stained or discoloured tooth or to restore the look of a chipped one. It is even possible to use a veneer to cover a small gap so if you have one tooth slightly out of alignment, this technique may be used to correct the visual impression. Of course, if a tooth needs to be strengthened, then a crown may be required but for a relatively quick and easy cosmetic enhancement which should last for many years, a veneer is a sensible choice.
This treatment at The Dental Studio Colchester generally requires at least two visits starting with the preparation of the surface. Only a very small amount of enamel will be removed, just enough to ensure that permanent bonding can be easily achieved and the tooth will stay the same size. You will probably not even need a local anaesthetic for this procedure. An impression will be taken to facilitate the creation of the veneer which will also be carefully colour-matched. You will be given the opportunity to see the veneer in place on your tooth to ensure you are happy with the look and feel before the actual bonding is done. A very strong adhesive is used and only minor alterations are possible afterwards. We usually check and polish veneers about a week after they are fitted.
If veneers could solve any problems you have with your teeth why not let The Dental Studio Colchester take a look and advise you of the options available and the likely costs involved?