Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall appearance of teeth. They are very strong and long lasting, and look exactly like natural teeth. With veneers we can achieve amazing results in a very short time, making them an ideal option if you do not have the time or inclination for orthodontic treatment. When the procedure is over you will walk out of the surgery with straighter, whiter teeth – your own celebrity smile!
Veneers can be placed to:
- correct poorly formed, crowded and misaligned teeth
- close gaps between teeth
- mask dark stains
- restore partially broken-down teeth
Tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel structure. The veneer is bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-coloured resin cement. Several visits are necessary to complete treatment.
Patients should be aware that this is usually an irreversible process because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.
The great thing about veneers is that they are hard wearing and with the correct professional maintenance and home-care, will stand the test of time to offer you a long lasting smile.
The veneers themselves are very stain resistant and will not attract staining from foodstuff like natural teeth. However, we recommend patients with veneers to have regular professional cleaning to protect their investment and to ensure the lifespan remains at about 10-15 years.
Our Leicester dentists offer a bespoke smile service because no two faces are the same, no two people are the same and so it goes without saying that no two veneers are the same.
Although the process to prepare and fit your new veneers can take as little as 10 days, we will spend a lot of time at your initial consultation appointments assessing your facial form and features, taking x-rays, clinical photographs and study models of your existing teeth. We then work closely with our laboratory technician in order to plan your new smile.
Often, we will create a ‘diagnostic wax-up’, which means that we are able to show you the final result in wax prior to commencing treatment. This acts as a really crucial communication tool and allows us to be very clear about your expectations and your desired result.
The planning process means that we are able to give you a truly bespoke and beautiful smile that you will wear with confidence for a very long time.