If you don’t have a Hollywood smile, you might feel concerned about the appearance of your teeth and want to do something about it. If you have issues such as chipped, stained or crooked teeth, veneers Liverpool could be just what you need to get your smile looking A-OK! Veneers can be applied to the front of teeth in a non-invasive way, and since they are quite durable, they could last you over ten years. What’s not to love that?!
What are veneers?
There are two different types of veneers: porcelain and resin composite. Resin composite is generally used for minor restorative treatment, such as a small chip in a tooth, and it can be applied to the tooth during one treatment, whereas porcelain takes about three treatment sessions to complete. This is because you should first have a consultation, and then the other two trips should involve getting the veneers made and having them fitted.
Porcelain veneers need the front of the teeth to be added to the tooth’s surface, and your dentist will need to reshape the front of each tooth that is having a veneer applied. Impressions of your mouth will be taken to get the veneers manufactured, and this generally involves a 2 to 4-week production time. Temporary veneers will be added to your reshaped teeth while you wait for the permanent ones to be made.
Why should I consider veneers?
Veneers enable patients with discoloured teeth to get clean-looking teeth, where teeth whitening treatments haven’t been effective. They can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth in terms of the uniformity of size and shape and the distance between each tooth. The porcelain veneers are stain resistant, so with regular brushing, you should be able to maintain them easily. The veneers are strong and can last a long time – just like you!
Some patients choose to have veneers as part of a smile makeover; this is where a treatment plan is devised between dentists and their patients to reform the appearance of the teeth and ensure that they are functioning effectively. For example, some patients may wish to have veneers to improve the appearance of their cracked and discoloured teeth; however, they may also need to have some treatment to realign their smile using clear aligners. Dentists are best placed to advise on the treatment plan as they will understand what treatments will work together to give the best aesthetic appearances. Some dentists also offer facial aesthetic treatments, so if you want a fresh-faced look to match your new smile, this may be an option you would also like to consider as part of the package.
Sometimes, the hardest part of getting anything done is getting started. To hit the ground running with veneers, all you need to do is book an initial consultation with a dentist who offers this treatment. They will examine your mouth, listen to your concerns and advise you on the available treatment options. If a smile makeover turns out to be the direction you’re heading in, you won’t be looking back once you get go