Dental veneers in Church Stretton
Dental veneers are thin strips of material made from either porcelain or composite that sit on top of your existing tooth providing an instant new tooth surface.
Dental veneers provide an extra layer of protection to your existing tooth so they can help restore and protect chipped or broken teeth. Dental veneers can also be used to:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Re-align crowded teeth
- Disguise dis-coloured teeth
- Make uneven teeth appear more consistent
The process for dental veneers
At Church Stretton Dental & Implant Centre, we offer two types of dental veneer:
Porcelain dental veneers
Porcelain veneers have an excellent appearance, they have a translucent look that makes them appear just like tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are well known for their quality, strength and durability and if you look after them with care, they should last between 10 and 15 years.After your initial consultation and at your next appointment, a thin layer of enamel will be taken from the surface of your tooth and this will accommodate your new veneer. An impression of your tooth will be taken so that the veneer can be custom-made for you. The veneer will be colour-matched to your teeth so that it blends in naturally.
At your next appointment the porcelain veneer will be fitted to your teeth using a dental adhesive. It’s completely painless and doesn’t take too long to apply. You can then leave the dental practice with your new smile. Our cosmetic dentist will tell you how to maintain a good oral hygiene with your dental veneer and how to avoid damaging it.
Composite veneers can also be known as composite bonding. A material like a putty resin is used and can be applied to your tooth in one appointment. It is moulded to fit your tooth and applied directly. A special light is then used to harden the resin on to your tooth. Finally, our cosmetic dentist will finish off the process with a dental polish to ensure a natural looking finish.
Composite veneers are quicker to apply than porcelain veneers as the material is made whilst you wait. Composite veneers tend to be less expensive than porcelain veneers and you also have the benefit of being able to reverse the process should you wish to remove your veneers.
Benefits of dental veneers
There are several benefits to having dental veneers as part of a cosmetic dental treatment our cosmetic dentist will be glad to tell you more.
- Dental veneers are a good way to disguise different dental issues including cracked, broken, discoloured, gappy or uneven teeth
- Dental veneers are an affordable and cost-effective way to boost the appearance of your teeth
- Both porcelain and composite veneers are minimally invasive procedures. There is no need for teeth to be removed or for drills or injections
- Porcelain and composite veneers give instant results for a stunning new smile