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Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are applied to the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. They are used to close gaps, change shapes and colours of teeth and give you a nicer smile.
Luminerees and Durathin are just trade names. They are both ultra-thin porcelain veneers. We always try and do minimal preparation to your tooth to apply a veneer. Often we can do no preparation, which means no anaesthetic and no drilling is needed.
It all depends on how many veneers you need. A single veneer is the most complex for the technician to make to match the colours and needs an investment of £1100. If you require four or more the investment then drops to £850 per veneer.
You would require a consultation with a Bow Lane Dentist to check the health of your mouth and teeth. Photographs would be taken of your smile and you would meet our dental technician to help design your smile. We often then take moulds of your mouth and carry out a diagnostic wax-up. This allows us to make 3d preview of your smile, discuss changes and how many teeth need to be prepared. After this, a full treatment plan and estimate will be produced. Then one appointment is needed to prepare your teeth and fit the temporary plastic veneers. Around one week later you return, have the plastic veneers removed and the final porcelain veneers fitted.
As long as the tooth does not already have a crown, almost every tooth is suitable for a dental veneer. It needs to be free from gum (periodontal) disease and have no dental decay (caries).
They are both made from porcelain. The main difference is a veneer only covers the front surface of your tooth whereas the crown covers your entire tooth. Crowns are often used when the tooth is broken down, weak or when large gaps need to be closed.
This will depend on what final result we are trying to achieve. If it is just one discoloured tooth we are hiding then only one veneer may be required. If you want a “Hollywood smile” then ten veneers could be needed.
Yes. We need to carefully design the bite on your veneers and you will require a night guard to be worn whilst you sleep, to help prevent damage to both your teeth and the veneer.
The same as your natural teeth. Brush twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and use interdental brushes/floss every day. We offer a three-year guarantee on our dental veneers as long as you attend your prescribed maintenance visits.
Porcelain veneers are very strong and should not break under normal circumstances. They can brake, as can a natural tooth, if subject to trauma. If gum shrinkage (recession) occurs over time the root of the tooth may become exposed. Patients may want a new veneers to cover the root.
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