Things you should consider before getting treatment with porcelain veneers

Things you should consider before getting treatment with porcelain veneers

Things you should consider before getting treatment with porcelain veneers

  • 24 Jan, 2019

Cosmetic dentistry treatments have improved a lot, making smiles more beautiful, and they are very popular in the UK. Among these treatments, porcelain veneers deserve a special mention making smiles more attractive and boosting self-confidence.

But do you know exactly what veneers are?

To put it simply, Veneers are an ultra-thin ceramic shell bonded to the tooth surface to provide an improvement to the tooth’s appearance. According to our renowned cosmetic dentist in Birmingham, UK, porcelain veneer treatment can broadly be categorised in two parts. First, veneers carefully customised to match the shape, size and colour of the teeth that are adhered to the teeth surface permanently. Secondly some patients also want a single veneer to correct a single irregularly shaped tooth. Veneers cater to both circumstances.

Low-maintenance and durable

Veneers are usually long lasting and require minimal maintenance. If you follow the standard oral hygiene, the solution is guaranteed to last even longer. On average, a veneer solution can last up to 20 years.

Factors that may damage your veneers:

Porcelain veneers, when applied properly, will last a long time. But there are certain factors that may affect the life of your veneers these include:

  • Incorrect bonding, where veneers may come off your teeth

  • Breaks and chips resulting from excessive pressure

  • You may prove allergic to the he dental adhesive used giving rise to gum irritation.

To avoid complications you should undergo treatment under the care of a skilled and qualified cosmetic dentistry expert. Only an experienced dentist can effortlessly match the ultra-thin ceramic shell to the natural colour of your teeth. In some rare cases, veneers can lead to minor problems, which can easily be resolved with a touch-up treatment.

If your veneer, chips, breaks or comes off, report this to your dentist as soon as you can. The Cosmetic Dentist will take the measures necessary to avoid any damage to your natural tooth. Usually, a broken veneer isn’t repaired. This is because a repaired veneer will show a stain, which will be noticeable. The best solution with a broken veneer is to replace it with a fresh one. To avoid damage to your composite veneer shell, avoid chewing ice, using your teeth as a bottle-opener and do not rip open packaging with your teeth. If you suffer from teeth grinding, tell your cosmetic dentist beforehand; he or she may suggest you wear mouth guard at night.

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