Why have veneers?
Veneers are an excellent treatment if you are looking to improve the appearance of teeth and achieve a brighter, more even smile. Veneers can be used to improve the following concerns:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Severe discolouration or uneven colouring that can’t be fixed with whitening
- Gaps in the teeth
- Smaller-than-average teeth pointed or unusually shaped teeth
What does the procedure for veneers involve?
The procedure is normally carried out over three visits. The first visit will involve a full examination and x-rays to determine the best course of treatment for each individual. The second appointment involves preparation of the tooth surface and impressions. At the third visit we fit the veneers, this is normally carried out approximately 3 weeks after the preparation appointment.
Looking after your veneers
You can eat and drink as normal after the veneers have been fitted. If you’ve been given anaesthetic you’ll need to avoid hot food and drink for at least 2-3 hours. If you are somebody that grinds their teeth at night the dentist will recommend a mouth guard to protect your teeth and prevent damage to porcelain veneers.
- Make sure you brush at least twice a day
- Ensure you floss daily before brushing your teeth
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks
- Avoid hard and sticky foods
- Make sure to visit us every 6 month for a check up.