One of the most ironic things about the natural looking Hollywood smile is that it isn’t completely natural. The seemingly effortlessly good smile of celebrities and media personalities take a lot of time out for maintenance and looking after, with many opting for professional cosmetic dentistry. Veneers have always been a very popular treatment among celebrities, but they’re not just for them. You’d be pleased to know that veneers are available here at Sleaford Smiles!
What are veneers?
Veneers are form of cosmetic dentistry that fit over the top of damaged, chipped, broken, or discoloured teeth like a false nail. They are placed singularly, yet we can place multiple in one sitting. The tooth needs to be prepared before veneers; the surface is roughed up to ensure the dental adhesive can stick to the tooth before the veneer is placed. They are durable, sturdy, and natural looking so they don’t stand out from your smile, but they blend seamlessly into it.
What can veneers treat?
- Discoloured or stained teeth that have proven resistant to teeth whitening may benefit from veneers. Tooth discolouration can occur through our natural ageing process, medication, lifestyle habits or your general health and sometimes this discoloration has nothing to do with staining and cannot be helped with whitening products. An example of this would be the ‘dead tooth’, which is essentially when the tooth’s blood flow and nerve signals expire, causing the tooth to turn a brown / grey colour from the gum line downwards. A veneer can cover this discolouration and blend an otherwise unsightly tooth back into your smile.
- Chipped of broken teeth, whether this occurred through a sports injury or accidental trauma, can be covered by a sturdy veneer. The veneer would fit over your whole tooth from top to bottom, covering over the chipped or broken part in doing so.
- Misshapen or malformed teeth can be covered by veneers. A common example of a malformed tooth, which can occur in the teeth that are directly next to your two front upper teeth.
- Gapped teeth can also be improved with veneers by helping to close the gaps. Gapped teeth crate unwanted spaces and can have a detrimental effect on your confidence. Veneers can be custom built to fill the gap on the effected teeth to help close any unwanted gaps.
If you’re considering veneers in Sleaford, it’s always best to trust the cosmetic dentistry professionals at the Dental Health Centre. We’d be delighted to welcome you to an initial consultation with a member of our skilled dental team to discuss your needs today.