Veneers are a thin layer of natural looking tooth-coloured porcelain that can be used to cover the surface of discoloured, crooked, chipped, or heavily filled teeth. The process of preparing teeth for veneers is a minimally invasive procedure.
Your dentist may anaesthetise (numb) the tooth and remove a thin layer of tooth surface to provide room or the porcelain veneer. This is to prevent your new veneer looking bulky. An impression is then taken, and a further appointment is made to have your veneers fitted. Once back from the dental laboratory the porcelain veneers are tried to ensure you are happy with your new smile. The porcelain veneer is then bonded onto your tooth.
Depending on care and maintenance, veneers last around about 5-10 years. Regular check-up examinations and hygiene visits will ensure they stay in good condition.
For further information about Veneers call one of our dentists at Preston Dental Surgery – Your family dentist in Preston.