Dental Veneers
Dental Veneers

Porcelain Veneers in London

Do you have badly stained or severely damaged teeth? Are there gaps between your teeth? If yes, then our cosmetic dentist in London will offer you porcelain dental veneers to enhance the shape and look of your teeth. Veneers are a thin shell applied to your teeth and used to correct things such as the size, shape or colour of your teeth. They are usually made of composite material or porcelain. We work with some of the best dental laboratories in London who produce unique porcelain veneers, custom made for you.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

  • Strength and durability – These veneers are usually made of solid as well as sturdy material that ensures you can enjoy your favorite meals while wearing them.
  • Permanent solution – Veneers are meant to last for at least 10 to 15 years by maintaining proper dental health and hygiene.
  • Improve your smile – Teeth impressions are then sent to the dental laboratory and veneers will be assembled and balanced carefully with individual teeth.
  • Simple and quick method – The arrangement of veneers can be practiced by visiting the dental clinic two times.
  • Stain-resistant – Your veneers are highly resistant to stains and so, you can maintain whiter and shiny teeth when drinking tea, coffee and other items that may damage your teeth color.
  • Cosmetic benefits – These veneers help with improving broken, stained, chipped, split, and misaligned teeth. They are used for cosmetic reasons and usually set on the front and on visible teeth.
  • Short recovery time – After the treatment is done, you may leave the dental practice and carry on with your routine exercises.
  • Joined with other dental medications – Tooth whitening can get rid of stained and discolored teeth. Thus, you can restore whiter and shiny teeth with an attractive smile to wear on your face.
  • Improve confidence level – Your improved smile will make you feel good about yourself and thus, boost overall confidence.

 

Dental Veneers London

Process of porcelain veneers

  • We will discuss the areas you want to improve. Then, we will give advice on what should be done, detailing various procedures.
  • After this, we will ask you to choose the shade you want for your veneers.
  • Your teeth and gums might require some preparation. This may involve gum contouring or removing old fillings.
  • We will map the shape of your teeth and custom make your dental veneers.
  • Our dentist will check the shape of your new teeth to ensure they fit properly.
  • They are similar to the natural teeth and will enhance your smile.

Aftercare for dental veneers

Once the procedure is done, your gums may feel a little sore. This is normal and will settle down after a few days. Veneers can be easily maintained as they require the same care as natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, routine check-ups and appointments with the dentist will keep the veneers looking good for years.

Our dentist will discuss the different options available.  We have also created a list of the best ways to take care of your veneers. Feel free to call us at 020 7387 3626 and get effective tips on maintaining your veneers.

  • Oral hygiene habits

It is important to maintain good oral habits that include brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily. You can also use a mouthwash to lessen the risks associated with gum disease and tooth decay.

  • Eat a veneer friendly diet

You should avoid certain foods and drinks that stain teeth and prevent colour contrast between your natural teeth and your new veneers. Make sure you restrict intake of black teas, coffees and red wines, initially. Quit smoking and avoid nicotine after having porcelain dental veneers fitted in London.

  • Routine dental examinations

You should go for routine checkups and professional cleanings once every six months. This will enable the dentist to detect any problems early so that they can be dealt with before they become serious.

  • Wear a night guard

If you have a tendency to grind your teeth, we suggest wearing a night guard. This will prevent your veneers from getting worn down.

Having porcelain veneers fitted the pros.

  • Removes the need for tooth drilling
  • No injections are needed, as no drilling will be done. Patients are given local anesthesia to make them comfortable during the procedure.
  • Porcelain veneers are effective in giving a natural smile, especially when several are done at the same time. However, there are few options that may match the aesthetic result of porcelain veneers.
  • Porcelain veneers will not stain if looked after properly.
  • Treatment is completed in a few appointments.
  • In mild tooth crowding cases, the teeth appear straighter instantly in comparison to orthodontic treatments that take several months.

Cost of dental veneers at our clinic

The price for dental veneers at Fitzroy Dental Practice varies from one person to another due to several factors. Costs usually start from £900 with free consultation.

Why choose us for veneers?

We have built a great reputation for our cosmetic dentistry procedures, including veneers. Our dentist Dr. Asif Hamid has more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and uses advanced technology for the dental procedures we offer. We try to do everything we can to improve your dental health and confident smile. We also help anxious and nervous patients to feel relaxed during their procedures. We are confident in our quality service and on-time results to patients at the practice. You may contact us to find out more about the cost of porcelain veneers in London.

Some FAQs on dental veneers

Do I need a veneer?

Many people want veneers when teeth whitening procedure is not sufficient to solve staining and discoloration.

How many appointments will I require for a dental veneer?

You will usually require two appointments only, one for the preparation and taking an impression of your tooth/teeth, and the second for the fitting. However, there may be work with different veneers that might be performed over a few appointments. We will advise you of the likely schedule when we talk to you about treatment options.

What kind of veneer is suitable for me?

Many people love porcelain veneers as they look more natural when compared to composite veneers. Also, they are highly resistant to stains and long lasting.

Are veneers bad for my teeth?

No veneers are not bad for your teeth. People might ask for the veneers when they are not needed but we will always advise what is going to be best to achieve a great smile.

How will the veneer be fixed to my tooth?

A veneer is usually fixed to the tooth with strong dental adhesive. The tooth is prepared by removing a small layer of enamel to make the surface smooth.

How long will veneers last?

A dental veneer usually lasts for 5 to 10 years. They do not require special care other than brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist. With proper care and maintenance, they will last for a long time. Thorough cleanings every 6 months and yearly tests are advised for their longevity.

What foods can I eat and what should I avoid?

You can eat most foods. We suggest eating soft foods in the first few days till you get used to the new veneers. After that, there won’t be any restriction. However, you should stay away from ice, hard sweets, toffee apples, hard rolls, hard nuts, popcorn and pumpkin seeds.

Can veneers fix my crooked teeth?

Yes, dental veneers are used to make crooked teeth appear straight, change the colour, improve alignment, close gaps in between the teeth and improve their shape.

Can veneers cause stain to my teeth?

Veneers will not stain or discolor teeth as the materials used are resistant to staining. However, some veneers can get discoloured through diet and lifestyle.  They may change from their original color over a long period of time as the veneer ages.

Can I remove and replace my veneers?

Yes, you can remove as well as replace your veneers.  In fact, most of them have a life somewhere between 5 to 20 years, which means you may have to change them several times during their lifetime. Once you have had veneers and enamel has been removed from you tooth for fitting, you will need to wear them for your entire life.

Will my new veneers match with other teeth?

This will be addressed in the cosmetic procedure in creating the perfect smile you always wanted before reshaping of the teeth. Some people get their teeth whitened before veneer fitting so that the colour match is the best possible.

How strong are my veneers?

Porcelain veneers are extremely strong although porcelain is a glass that can crack when a strong force is applied to it.

What are the alternatives to porcelain veneers?

Other options include:

  • Teeth whitening to lessen discoloration
  • Dental bonding for chips, breakages and minor cracks
  • Restoration with dental bridges or crowns
  • Work with dental lab to create customised crowns and other restorations
  • Dental implants to replace missing or lost teeth

Do you want to know more about teeth veneers in London?

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