Dental veneers Liverpool are extremely thin shells of porcelain which are custom designed to correct or disguise dental damage. Another version is a resin-based composite which is coloured and shaped while on the teeth. A special light is then employed to cause the compound to dry and harden. They are then smoothed and polished. Persistent staining, discolouration, chips or cracks and in some cases even some crookedness or gaps between your teeth may be easily and conveniently treated using either of these methods.
Dental examination, assessment and discussion
Before proceeding with all dental procedures your dentist will examine your oral cavity to identify the exact state of your teeth, gums, jaws, your dental hygiene and also conduct a cancer screening. They will also want to discuss your expectations and get to know you. It is important to take ownership of your oral hygiene and care and they will want to be able to guide you and deliver the best dental service for you. Helping you to retain your teeth for your lifetime is the goal of any good dentist. Dental stains and discolouration can highlight a number of health conditions. Calcium deficiency can result in discolouration and white spots appearing on the teeth. Liver and eating disorders can also manifest by changing the colour of your teeth. This condition can weaken your bones and teeth and also lead to tooth decay. If they identify this or any other condition they will refer you to your general practitioner because the problem needs to be addressed. As part of the process they will discuss they findings with you and suggest the best dental treatment that will meet your requirements. No two people are the same and a porcelain dental veneer may be the perfect solution for one patient while the resin-based compound one may be more suitable for another. Their main objective is to ensure that your teeth perform their primary role which is, of course, to chew your food. They aim to achieve this while giving you the best smile that can be achieved.
At least a three visit process
Some of the face of the tooth enamel will need to be removed which is equal to the width of the veneer. The thinner the veneer the less enamel needs to be removed. At the first visit for a porcelain one, once the exact amount of enamel has been removed an impression of the teeth is taken to be able to create an exact fit. This impression is sent to a laboratory to produce a veneer for each tooth that fits exactly. A temporary set may be fitted while waiting for the permanent set to arrive. At the second visit newly shaped and coloured veneer is bonded to the teeth. There may be slight adjustments to ensure that they fit as intended. For the resin-based one, the resin is placed on the teeth and the colouring and shaping is done immediately. The third visit is normally a follow up check that there has been no movement and that there is no discomfort.
If a proper oral hygiene routine is maintained there is no reason why the veneers should not last for in excess of ten years. The transformation should reinvigorate your desire to smile with confidence. Porcelain is universally considered to be more durable and as such will last longer.