Things you should know about Veneers

Dentist in Christchurch

Have you ever dreamed of your teeth gleaming when you smile? Perhaps a tooth needs minor treatment to leave you smiling confidently?

Dental veneers could be the solution for you in order to transform your smile.

So, what is a veneer?

A dental veneer is a permanent solution used to correct tooth imperfections, for example, chipped or stained teeth. Veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin coverings that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth using dental cement.


Why would I choose to have veneers?

Fix minor cosmetic issues

Ultimately, dental veneers can fix cracks, chips or gaps between teeth, as well as discolouration. They are a good solution for lots of minor cosmetic dental issues.

Veneers are coverings that attach to the front surface of your teeth, therefore they can be a great solution in order to cover any minor orthodontic problems you may have ultimately transforming your smile!

If you are considering dental veneers, it’s recommended that you discuss this with your dentist in order to see if this is the right solution for you.

Whiten your smile

From drinking coffee to smoking, there are a number of things that can lead to teeth discolouration, perhaps turning them an unattractive shade of yellow. Stained enamel can be treated by your dentist through teeth whitening, but can become stained again.

If you’re looking to brighten your smile, dental veneers could be a fantastic way of achieving this. They are mostly stain-resistant, therefore you don’t have to worry about discolouration or needing your veneers whitened.

Key things to remember

Treatment for dental veneers is irreversible. They are a permanent, life-long solution due to the fact your dentist will need to change the structure of your natural teeth as well as shave down the enamel to place the veneers.

Another thing to bear in mind here is that veneers will need to be replaced. They last, on average, approximately 10 years.

In some cases, veneers can lead to increased tooth sensitivity which can be uncomfortable, but of course there are methods and products to help manage this.

How do I care for veneers?

After treatment for veneers, you may find your gums feel sore which is totally normal. This will begin to settle down after a few days and we would advise gentle brushing in the first few days following treatment.

Veneers are easy to maintain because they simply require the same care as your natural teeth.

Dental veneers really are a fantastic way to camouflage any minor dental issues, as well as tooth discolouration. Here at Robinson’s Dental Practice, we have an expert team on hand to fit composite or porcelain veneers, to ensure that we restore your beautiful smile and confidence.

To find out more about dental veneers and to discuss treatment plans, give us a call today on 01202 487888 or click here to enquire.

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Graduated from Guys Hospital, London in 1988, co-established the practice with Simon in 1992. Kate has a special interest in orthodontics and smile design and also provides a sedation service if needed to support our practitioners when treating extremely anxious patients.