When you look in the mirror, are you happy with your smile, or are you seeing imperfections you wish you could change? Perhaps you have chips in your teeth, or your attempts at whitening them haven’t succeeded when you still like a glass of red or a bucket load of coffee. The fact is, teeth that are naturally uniform and sparkling are not something many of us are born with, and this is where porcelain veneers Liverpool can help.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain or composite resin that are placed on the fronts of the teeth. Dentists file a thin layer of your natural enamel away to allow for a rough surface to which your veneers can be attached. Filing away a little enamel also allows for there to be enough space in your mouth to have the veneers.
What are the benefits of choosing veneers?
If you like multifunctionality, you’ll love veneers! Aesthetically, veneers are a super solution as they can be shaped to look uniform; this means that chips in your teeth will be fixed and smooth, like the rest of your teeth. They can also make your teeth uniform in length and shape. Veneers are also the ticket for whiter and brighter teeth as the porcelain or composite resin is white in its appearance, giving you a formidable smile that shines! Teeth can become stained for various reasons: smoking, drinking caffeine or red wine, taking certain medications, having too much fluoride, or root canal treatment. Whatever the cause, the fact that one’s appearance can be improved with veneers can be a beacon of hope for those who think they have to live with a smile they don’t feel happy about.
Veneers can also be used to improve the appearance of gapped teeth. When there is too much space between the teeth, veneers can be used to narrow the space between the teeth and give a more uniform appearance to your whole face when you smile with pride.
Does it take long to get veneers?
It should take about three trips to get your veneers, so it’s not too bad if you want them like yesterday! Hello, go-getter! The first trip is to have a consultation with your dentist, and you will be able to discuss the treatment and allow your dentist to examine your mouth properly. They may take x-rays and will discuss all treatment options with you. If veneers are the way forward, then they will see you again to prepare your teeth for the veneers. Your dentist will then model your teeth to which the veneers need to be matched. You can even have a single tooth treated if this is all you need! Temporary veneers will then be fitted, while your permanent ones are made in a laboratory. These permanent ones have a lifespan of about 10 years as long as you look after them properly by brushing, flossing and having regular dental checkups as you would with your teeth ordinarily.
For the final visit, your dentist will fit the final veneers to your teeth, trimming them as appropriate to be sure they match in size, shape and colour as required.
So, if you fancy being bedazzling, why not hotfoot it to the dentist and get the smile you need?