A dental veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material which is placed onto the front of a tooth to improve the cosmetic appearance.
The tooth may have been damaged by decay or an accident, or may be badly discoloured.
Whitehouse Dentist provides porcelain dental veneers in New Malden, for more information please contact us.
Dental veneers are usually made out of porcelain by the dental technician. We will check any fillings in the teeth first.
A very small amount of tooth tissue is removed- just enough to prevent the veneer from making the tooth feel or look bulky.
An impression of your mouth is taken so that the dental technician can tell the shape and size of veneer to make for you.
The porcelain veneer is then glued / cemented in place when you next visit. Veneers occasionally come away from the tooth or break if the tooth is knocked.
They can sometimes be replaced if they are damaged. Some veneers are built directly onto the tooth using the same material that is used for white fillings.
The surface is roughened and a weak acid is used to prepare the area for bonding. The white filling material is applied in layers until the appropriate cosmetic result is achieved.
Dental veneers can greatly improve our appearance.
They hide imperfections and preserve more natural tooth tissue.
When a tooth is strong, a veneer is often the preferred choice over a crown when improving the cosmetic appearance.