Improving Your Smile Using Porcelain Veneers

A porcelain veneer is a popular tooth enhancing dental restoration, and it is common among most celebrities. A lot of people opt for porcelain veneers to fix several dental problems like misshapen, gapped, discoloured, chipped and overcrowded teeth.

Porcelain veneers are not the only type of veneers. Dental veneers London are also made of composite resin materials, but those made of porcelain are more popular because of their aesthetic property. Porcelain veneers improve not only the shape of the teeth but also their position and colour. 

This porcelain veneer guide contains answers to commonly asked questions about porcelain veneers, their procedure, benefits, cost, what to expect during the treatment and how they differ from composite veneers.

What are porcelain veneers?

Dental veneers are dental restorations usually made of thin ceramic pieces that the dentist fixes to the front surface of the teeth using a special adhesive bond. They make damaged teeth look healthy and natural. Some people with perfectly healthy teeth also opt for veneers to enhance their smile to be perfect.

Porcelain veneers are one of the two types of dental veneers, and its results are exceptional. Porcelain veneers require minimal preparation of the natural teeth, and the procedure also helps to conserve the teeth.

Fitting porcelain veneers may take about five appointments excluding your initial consultation where the orthodontist checks whether or not you are suitable for treatment. After fitting porcelain veneers, they can last for a long time, so consider porcelain veneers as a good investment to have the perfect smile that you deserve.

Porcelain veneers are an alternative to orthodontics for closing small gaps. For example, you can fit porcelain veneers to re-align a tooth that is out of place. If your dental issue is a chip on a tooth, the dentist will make your tooth whole by covering the affected teeth with a thick piece of porcelain to make the tooth feel more natural against your tongue.

Some people think that dental veneers make the teeth look oversized and feel uncomfortable in the mouth, but this is only a misconception as the dentist first removes a small amount of the enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneers.

How to maintain porcelain veneers?

Your porcelain veneers can remain in place for about 5 – 15 years. During this time, you may not need to take special care for your teeth. All you have to do is brush and floss daily, then visit the dentist regularly. Your porcelain veneers can last for 20 – 30 years, but this depends on how well you care for porcelain veneers.

To ensure that your porcelain veneers last long, visit your dentist at least twice in a year for dental check-ups. Also, care for the veneers as well as you do your natural teeth and avoid eating hard foods like apples, nuts, toffee or crusty bread. Ensure that you maintain your oral health because dental veneers are prone to tooth decay.

Is porcelain veneer procedure painful?

Getting porcelain veneers is not a painful procedure. However, some patients may experience teeth sensitivity. Getting an experienced dentist to carry out the procedure ensures that the procedure is painless and done using one of the best medical technology.

If you are concerned about feeling pain and discomfort during the procedure, your dentist may administer an IV sedative, especially if you have dental anxiety.

How do composite veneers differ from porcelain veneers?

When you opt for veneers, you would have to choose between composite and porcelain veneers. The dental veneers that will be suitable for you will depend on several factors since both dental veneers are effective in correcting dental problems.

Porcelain veneers are great for correcting dental issues and are aesthetic, but you may want to go for composite veneers if you are on a small budget. Composite veneers are cheaper, plus they are easier to make, and the procedure is quicker. However, porcelain veneers last longer than composite veneers because the material is more durable and stain-resistant. Porcelain veneers last for more than ten years if you maintain them properly.

Porcelain veneers also have a more natural look than composite veneers because the teeth enamel is similar to the porcelain material. But, using composite veneers makes it easy to reverse the procedure since the fitting composite veneers require minimal preparation of the natural teeth.

What is the cost of porcelain veneers?

The cost of getting porcelain veneers depends on the level of correction your teeth needs, and the number of teeth you want to fit the veneers on. You can get porcelain veneer for a tooth from about £700.

You can also get a dentist that offers a payment plan with no interest to make the treatment affordable.

Get affordable porcelain veneers today at Dental Clinic London. Call us on 020 71830527 to book for your initial porcelain veneer consultation.