If the appearance of your teeth is affecting your self-confidence, you need to speak to your cosmetic dentist and find out about the different ways that you can improve the appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic dental treatments have advanced significantly over the last few decades. No smile is too difficult to fix, and your dentist will be able to put together an individually tailored treatment plan that will improve the appearance of your teeth and transform your smile. A beautiful smile has a positive impact on all aspects of your life. Not only will it improve your self-confidence and your self-esteem, it will also improve the way others look at you. By smiling more often and more confidently, you will improve your mental health and your well-being, you will bring positivity to those around you and you will see better opportunities in your social life and your professional life.
By carrying out a smile assessment, your dentist will be able to identify which issues are affecting the appearance of your smile. There are many different types of aesthetic issues, including yellow teeth, teeth staining, chips and cracks on your teeth, broken teeth, misalignment of the teeth and gaps between the teeth. Misshapen teeth is another problem that can affect your smiles. You may need different types of treatments to address your issues or you may be able to have an all in one procedure that transforms the appearance of your smile completely. This can be done using veneers in London.
Veneers in London are strong, durable, yet thin, porcelain shells that are designed to mask all the imperfections that are affecting the appearance of your teeth. The shells are attached directly onto the surface of your teeth so that any imperfections are hidden from view. Your natural tooth remains intact, covered and protected so that it is safe from further staining, wear and tear, chips, cracks or breakage. The veneer will be the shape, size and colour that you would like, and this will transform the appearance of your smile. Some patients have a single veneer to disguise a troublesome tooth whilst others choose to have a full set of veneers for a complete smile makeover. What you choose will depend on your preferences, your budget and what you are looking to achieve. If you are looking to enhance the appearance of your smile, then you may wish to address the troublesome teeth only whereas if you want to stand out from amongst the crowd and transform your teeth completely then you need a full set of veneers.
The procedure – preparing and fitting
Veneers in London are used on your visible teeth. They can be used to change the colour, shape and size of your teeth. They can also be used to create a neatly aligned, symmetrical smile. Your dentist will use their extensive experience as well as the help of the latest in digital technology to design the optimal smile for you, taking into consideration your preferences as well.
Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, making sure that they are clean and healthy and free from decay or disease. Any issues will need to be addressed beforehand. The dentist will then remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth and take an impression of your mouth. This can take between 60 and 90 minutes. This enamel has to be removed so that the veneers can fit snugly onto your teeth without appearing bulky or fake. The impressions of your mouth and the designs of your dentist will be put together and sent to the laboratory so that your veneers can be created for you. You may be given a temporary set of veneers to protect your teeth in the meantime.
Once the veneers arrive, you are ready for your fitting. Your dentist will make sure that the veneers fit correctly, and once they are happy, they will apply a dental cement to your teeth and place the veneers onto the teeth, hardening them with a UV light so that they are fixed in place. This part of the process can take approximately two hours, depending on how many veneers you are having. Most patients report that it takes approximately one or two weeks to become accustomed to the feeling of the veneers in your mouth after which they will feel like your natural teeth are. It is important that you look after them properly by maintaining excellent dental hygiene and visiting the dentist on a regular basis so that they can last for the next 10 to 20 years. Speak to your dentist today to find out more.