What is a veneer?
If you are unhappy with the shape, spacing or colour of your teeth veneers could be the answer. A veneer is an extremely thin layer of ceramic porcelain, composite or acrylic which is bonded to your tooth. Glasgow based Dr David Cashel has been transforming smiles with veneers for many years and you can take advantage of a free appointment to find out if this type of treatment is suitable for you.
The word “veneer” refers to just abut any coating you add onto another material to increase it’s aesthetic appearance. In cosmetic dentistry, veneers are thin shells which bond over unsightly or damaged teeth. Veneers are designed to look completely natural and they are comfortable and long lasting for the patient.
How many will I need?
This will really depend on how your teeth are at the moment and the result you want to achieve. Some patients are delighted with the transformation after two veneers, some will need more. A consultation with Dr Cashel will answer this question.
How long will treatment take ?
We are delighted to have an in-house ceramic dental laboratory. Dr Cashel can design and craft porcelain veneers specifically for you while you wait. This means that after your smile has been planned it can be created and fitted in just one visit. Find out more information on our smile dentist Glasgow page or visit CEREC online
There are a number of different materials you can opt for when considering dental veneers. Porcelain is without doubt the best, but also the most expensive.
In any case, you get a permanent change in colour when you choose veneers. With porcelain, it’s truly permanent; other materials may need a touch up after 10 years or so, depending on your diet and if you smoke.
Still, compared to other options like whitening or bleaching your teeth, the difference with veneers is as long lasting as it gets. They are extremely stain resistant too, meaning even if discolouration does happen over time, it will take many years.
Bear in mind, too, that veneers are literally glued to your teeth. So this isn’t like having dentures, where you need to take teeth out every night.
Veneers can cover a multitude of sins…
If you’re missing teeth or have serious decay, you may need some other dental work done before veneers become an option. However, if you have chips, gaps or stains, veneers will ensure they never keep you from smiling with confidence again. Before and after photos of people who have received veneers will show you that the difference they make is truly remarkable.
Nature has designed your teeth to be extremely durable. They’re meant to allow you to bite through some pretty tough forms of food. But even nature has its limitations. Veneers don’t, especially if you go with porcelain.
Your teeth will become vastly more scratch-resistant with veneers protecting them. They also won’t chip as easily either. While you shouldn’t go looking for opportunities to prove their tensile strength, veneers are about as durable as it gets, and with good, basic dental hygiene, you can expect upwards of ten years lifetime from porcelain veneers.
Because they slip right over your normal teeth, veneers don’t look artificial or out of place. They can even be aesthetically improved so that your smile looks better than ever before. While their whiteness will definitely attract attention, no one has ever complained about the compliments they get from having veneered teeth.
For the best possible smile you could ever hope for, porcelain veneers are as far as you need to look. That being said, even lesser materials can do plenty to make your teeth beautiful. While you should always strive to keep your mouth healthy, dental veneers are a great way to take things an extra step.
If you’re considering dental veneers Glasgow based David Cashel Dental should be high on your list, so give us a call today – 0141 248 1966