Dental veneers are thin, shell-like porcelain slips that are placed over the teeth to hide imperfections and protect against any further damage. They have become increasingly popular due to their many benefits for oral health.
The veneers are made from porcelain and can be inserted on top of your teeth by your local dentist in Harlow. They are an excellent substitute for expensive dental implants and are a relatively inexpensive alternative.
Veneers hide a multitude of sins such as: stained or discoloured teeth, cracks and chips, gaps between teeth and crooked teeth. Veneers are often referred to as ‘instant orthodontics’ as they are able to straighten crooked teeth in the same way as traditional braces, but in a much shorter period of time.
Prior to the fitting of veneers, your dentist must first prepare the teeth that they will be covering by shaping and shaving off a layer of your tooth (in order to allow space for the veneer). An impression must then be taken so that there is something to send to the laboratory and your veneers can be produced. Your newly made veneers must be properly cleaned and etched before they can be cemented down in place over your natural teeth.
Veneers will last for 5 to 10 years and eventually will need to be replaced. However, if you ensure you continue a good dental routine, there is no reason your veneers shouldn’t survive for as long as possible. At Advance Dental Clinic, you can get as much information as possible about the procedure. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.