In Liverpool, veneers help patients to restore their smiles and their self-confidence. A chipped, cracked, stained or gappy smile can put a dent in the self-esteem and make it challenging to relax and feel at ease in social situations. Years spent covering up the mouth and holding back on laughter for fear of revealing less than perfect teeth takes its toll.
With veneers in Liverpool, this can become a thing of the past. These thin porcelain shells cover up a wide range of imperfections. Practices in the area, such as Liverpool Smile Studio, offer veneers in Liverpoolas part of their cosmetic dentistry package.
How do veneers work?
Veneers are like false nails for the teeth. They are bonded to the front surface of the tooth and lined up to fit in with its original profile.
The treatment has two stages: first, a thin layer of enamel is removed. The cosmetic dentist then takes an impression of the tooth, so the veneers can be designed to fit. This impression is sent to a dental laboratoryand the technicians create the bespoke veneers that blend in seamlessly with the existing set, in terms of shape and colour. This takes 1-3 weeks and the surgery may offer temporary veneers in Liverpool while the patient waits.
The second stage is for the cosmetic dentist to fit the veneer. They will first check to see if the veneers fit and may trim them if necessary. Then the tooth is prepared to create a rough surface for the veneer to stick to. The dentist adds dental cement and carefully places the custom-made veneer. It is then cured with a UV light, which hardens the cement and secures the veneer in place. If the patient takes care of their veneers, they can last up to 10 years.
An important point to note: veneers can’t be whitened. If a patient wants to remove surface stains from other teeth, this needs to be done before fitting veneers, so they can be colour-matched to the newly-whitened teeth.
What are they for?
Veneers in Liverpool are very versatile and can treat a range of conditions, including:
- crooked teeth
- chips and cracks
- small gaps