With the latest technology there are many different solutions to creating a stunning new smile. Instead of replacing the actual tooth, porcelain veneers can can be used to restore the tooth instead. Porcelain veneers are made out of thin layers of porcelain that are placed onto the front of your teeth. Many dentists use the analogy that dental veneers are what false fingernails are for your finger tips. They are very effective in restoring chipped/broken teeth, heavily stained teeth where bleaching wont be effective and minor gaps/misalignments to help give a perfect smile.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Good porcelain veneers blend in with the rest of the smile. The veneers are made from thin sheets of porcelain, this is the material of choice for replacement teeth as its properties are similar to that of the enamel in natural teeth. Thin layers of porcelain are slightly translucent, just like the enamel layer of the real teeth. When light falls on your teeth, it passes through the outer enamel and is reflected off the inner dentin layer of the teeth. The same happens with porcelain veneers to give a very natural smile. Having an improved natural looking smile can have a dramatic impact on your life, making dental veneers an attractive option.
The dental veneer procedure
The procedure used to place the porcelain veneers is simple and only takes a few hours in total to complete. After an assessment, the dentist will modify the teeth and take impressions on moulds of all the teeth. These are used by a dental technician to create bespoke porcelain veneers that are tailor made for your teeth. At the next visit, the dentist can then cement the porcelain veneers, often confirming you are happy with them.
The benefits of veneers
Other benefits of porcelain veneers include their increased resistance to staining caused by smoking, drinking coffee and other activities. If looked after they can last up to 15 years. They require little maintenance if good oral hygiene instructions are followed such as daily brushing, flossing and regular appointments with your dental professional.
Porcelain veneers are just one of many options that can be used to create a new smile. For high quality porcelain veneers in Birmingham it’s worth visiting the Scott Arms Dental Practice, we have over 20 years of experience in this field and can help create a smile that can change your life.