Dental veneers: something to smile about

25th March 2016

Using dental veneers, you can shake up your whole look and face the world with healthy, white, perfect teeth.

Most of us take great pride in our outward appearance — it demonstrates a certain standard of self-worth and self-respect. We all want to look as good as we possibly can. The addition of a beautiful smile does wonders to boost your confidence and top off your look.

Over the years, more and more people have been turning to dental veneers for perfectly white flawless teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate a natural smile. They are popular because they are both aesthetically pleasing and resilient to damage. If you have heard of veneers and are curious about what they can do, you owe it to yourself to do a decent amount of research and to find the right cosmetic dentist to suit your needs. Done right, and with the appropriate techniques and tools, dental veneers can truly transform your appearance.

Smoothing out irregularities

Teeth come in all shapes and sizes. Over the years, it’s normal to see teeth become misshapen or discoloured. They can get worn down, fractured and chipped. They can even become misaligned, leaving you feeling awkward and uncomfortable. A lot of people are so displeased with the appearance of their teeth that they hide their smiles.

Nobody should have to hide, and this is where veneers can help. Veneers can disguise any irregularities that you are displeased with, leaving you with a natural, healthy look. They can help to hide a multitude of sins, including gaps between your teeth, twists, and overlaps.

Correct discoloured teeth

Unfortunately, your favourite beverage, whether it be red wine, a carbonated drink, tea or coffee, might well be discolouring your teeth. When you notice this staining, you have two options: forgo your morning indulgence, or turn to cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers provide a fresh, white finish. Whiter teeth can take years off your appearance as most of us unconsciously associate yellowed teeth with old age.

To maintain your newly white teeth, treat them as you would normal teeth; floss and brush them daily with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Your dentist will provide further instructions at an appropriate time.

Resilient to stains

Once you obtain your gleaming white veneers, you can rest assured in the knowledge that the porcelain ceramic is very resistant to stains. The surface of the porcelain is very smooth, ‘glass like’ and impervious. As long as you take good care of your veneers and see you dentist and hygienist regularly, they will remain strong and white for up to fifteen years, when you can have them replaced.

A natural look

No two smiles are alike, and this applies to veneers as well. Your dentist will assess your teeth, discuss your preferences, and carefully design you a unique set of porcelain veneers. The result will look entirely natural. The porcelain used has properties that are very similar to enamel, guaranteeing realistic results. As long as you have selected a talented and reputable dentist, your veneers will be indistinguishable from your original teeth.

Veneers are strong and longlasting

Porcelain veneers are as strong as they are beautiful. They last much longer than composite veneers, and depending on your lifestyle and the skills of your dentist, your veneers could last you up to fifteen years. During this time, you don’t have to worry about chipping or discolouration. On top of this, once your veneers are fitted you can ask your dentist about a nighttime bite guard. This guard will stop you from grinding and clenching your teeth while you sleep, extending the lifetime of your veneers.

At Bow Lane Dental Group, we are at the top of the field when it comes to porcelain veneers. All our cosmetic dentist are members of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Traditionally, dental veneers require a certain amount of tooth structure to be removed before they can be placed. We are certified to place Durathin Veneers, a groundbreaking form of porcelain veneer that can be placed without drilling or injections. We are happy to answer all your queries, and we make your comfort our top priority. We guarantee that you will leave with a smile you can’t wait to share.

To take your first steps toward getting the smile you have always wanted, get in touch with London’s award-winning Bow Lane Dental group. Please call 020 7236 3600 and we will be happy to assist you.

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