Crafted from thin pieces of porcelain, veneers are designed to alter the appearance of your smile through a non-invasive procedure that changes the aesthetics of your teeth. Minimal tooth preparation occurs, so the integrity of your tooth is maintained, keeping it strong and healthy. In fact, the majority of your tooth’s surface is left intact since only a small portion needs to be removed to allow for the placement of the veneer. Best of all, your visits are brief.
When you obtain porcelain veneers, your cosmetic dentist can change the appearance of your teeth in several ways. Not only can the colouring of your teeth be returned to a more natural appearance, but the alignment of your teeth can be transformed to create a uniform row of teeth that look as though they belong together. Veneers are often used when teeth have become so discoloured that they cannot benefit from teeth whitening and bleaching procedures. They are also used to hide unsightly gaps, misshapen teeth, cracked teeth, chipped teeth, and surface imperfections that mar the natural beauty of the teeth.
You should notice such a change in your smile after just two visits to our Surrey-Guildford dentistry office. During your initial visit, your cosmetic dentist discusses the procedure with you and determines whether or not veneers are a good option for you. Impressions might also be taken so that your veneers are fabricated to fit your teeth perfectly. During your next visit, your dentist bonds the veneers to your teeth. Approximately one-half of a millimeter of enamel is removed from each tooth to accommodate your veneers. Some patients feel more comfortable receiving a local anesthetic during this appointment.