What Are Dental Veneers?
A veneer is a thin laminate layer constructed to fit over the front surface of a tooth. It can be made from porcelain, ceramic or composite materials. We recommend Emax Veneers for the most superior aesthetics and durability.
While Porcelain Veneers involve minimal preparation, a new breed of Ceramic veneers are available here at Bewdley Dental surgery. Made from ceramic lithium disilicate, Emax veneers offer the best cosmetics and strength while involving even less tooth preparation.
Veneers provide an aesthetic improvement of the appearance of teeth. They are especially used on front teeth to improve your smile by hiding imperfections.
Veneers are an ideal solution for those who have…
- Teeth that are fractured or chipped.
- Teeth that are misaligned (crooked) as an alternative to orthodontics.
- Malformed teeth or irregular shaped teeth.
- Closing spacing between teeth.
- Discolouration caused by root fillings.
- Staining from medicines such as Tetracycline.
- Fluorosis due to excessive fluoride intake.
- Hiding large fillings/restorations.
- Shortened teeth due to wear.
Dental Veneers Treatment Process
Once a treatment plan has been agreed between yourself and your dentist, the veneer placement is carried out over two visits. The first appointment involves any preparation of the tooth surfaces prior to having impressions taken. These are sent to the technician and if required temporary veneers are attached to the teeth.
On the second visit the newly manufactured veneers are tested for appearance and colour. The tooth surfaces are then conditioned to help with adhesion, and the veneers are cemented into place.
As with your own teeth we advise that oral hygiene be maintained with your new veneers. Your dentist may also advise that a bite-guard is worn during the night to protect the veneers from grinding habits. With good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, Veneers can last up to twenty years, with Emax lasting even longer.