Harlow dentist fits porcelain veneers for patient with unsightly, stained tooth

Porcelain dental veneers are thin strips of porcelain which can be used to cover your teeth is they are stained, chipped or cracked and you want to improve the way they look. They can be fitted quickly and easily by your dentist and provide a last solution to tooth which are spoiling the appearance of your smile. The benefits that can be gained by employing porcelain veneers include a boost to your self confidence.

Increasingly dentists are fitting porcelain dental veneers using CEREC techniques. This method involves using a digital x-ray of the tooth. The consequence of this is that it there is not a need to have an x-ray sent off to a lab for processing. The three dimensional image of your teeth will appear on a computer screen in the dental surgery and then sent to a milling machine that is connected to the internet. It will make the porcelain dental veneer in about six minutes and the dentist can attach it using dental composite.

You won’t have to worry about your porcelain dental veneer staining because pigment runs off porcelain in the same way that it runs off glass. They should last around a decade or so before they need to be replaced. Porcelain is a very durable substance and this means that it has a long life but also that it can be used in small amounts. Lumineers are a brand of porcelain dental veneer that have been given the nickname contact lenses for teeth because of this very reason.

Talk to your dentist in Harlow about your stained or cracked tooth and you will be able to find out if porcelain veneers are the right option for you. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.