Veneers West London
Veneers are an effective way of attaining an attractive smile without the need for more costly braces. If teeth are severely discoloured, cracked or chipped, veneers are often a more effective way of achieving a perfect smile.
The results are more effective than tooth whitening which cannot rectify chips or cracks in a tooth. Veneers can hide misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth allowing dentists to reorganise a patients smile in a very precise way.
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers are usually applied to the front of the teeth to essentially replace or mimic tooth enamel. The patient is able to cover worn, chipped or cracked natural enamel, with a very thin ceramic veneer cover.
Tooth enamel can become worn for a number of reasons including natural function, acid erosion, tooth grinding or a traumatic tooth brushing technique. Veneers are designed to correct the unsightly look of teeth caused by this damage, giving a natural healthy look to worn or damaged teeth.
Re-facing the front surface of the tooth with a porcelain laminate can quickly change both the colour and shape of previously unsightly or poorly shaped teeth.
A little of the surface enamel of the tooth may be removed, to ensure that the veneer can be bonded permanently in place. The amount of enamel removed will be the same as the thickness of the veneer to be fitted, ensuring that the tooth stays the same size. When fitting a veneer, we may use a local anaesthetic to ensure there is no discomfort for you. Once the tooth has been prepared, we take an impression of the tooth to prepare the final veneer. Our specialist technicians manufacture the veneer to exact shade and size specifications, and the veneer is fitted to your tooth with special cement.