What are veneers?
Porcelain vs Ceramic Veneers
Veneers can be made of various materials, but generally they’re made of porcelain or composite materials. Acrylic veneers also exist, but they’re a tempolrary solution that provide the least comfort and durability.
Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are very durable, and at the same time completely inert to the body. In terms of color and light transmission, porcelain is similar to a natural tooth. It does not react with other substances, and does not emit any harmful compounds. It is not an allergen either. It’s therefore a completely safe, aesthetic and very hygienic solution, as tartar does not accumulate on porcelain. Porcelain veneers can last up to 8 years!
Composite veneers are created from a combination of several carefully selected materials. These materials mean they’re very malleable, and so they can easily shaped to their patients needs. SImilarly, it’s also easy to match their colour to the exact shade of the patient’s tooth. A key benefit of composite veneers is that you can change their form and colour at any time! Composites used in dentistry are completely safe, durable and comfortable.
Composite veneers are slightly stronger than porcelain veneers, and are much cheaper. On the other hand, porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers, and better mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. You’ll need to discuss the best choice of veneer for you with your dentist.
What can veneers fix?
The aesthetic potential of veneers is huge! They allow you to mask a wide variety of issues, including:
- discolouration and spotting (e.g. from smoking, cofee drinking or decalcification)
- worn edges
- visible dental sealant
- uneven tooth length
- minor sprains or tooth crowding
Anyone who works with other people will benefit particularly from the veneers. The ability to dazzle people with an unimpeded smile and present the world with perfectly even, bright and white teeth will allow you to win over clients, contractors or mentees. Obviously, they’re great for your everyday life too. So smile boldly!
Are veneers safe?
Yes. Veneers aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, they’re safe and durable too. They won’t get in the way of eating, nor will they impair your dental hygeine. In fact, after a few days you’ll forget that you have them! Attaching veneers to your teeth is completely safe.
Are there any contraindications for veneers?
Yes. There are certain contraindications, primarily:
- more serious malocclusion and bending of teeth,
- bruxism or biting nails
People suffering from these conditions must undergo appropriate treatment first, before they can apply veneers.
Getting veneers - price and treatment time
Attaching veneers is a simple procedure that does not involve significant discomfort to the patient. It consists of removing a thin layer of enamel – most often its thickness corresponds to the thickness of the veneer – and then permanently affixing the cover from porcelain or composite. Veneers are attached only to the front teeth.
|Ceramic veneer||From £550.00|