Veneers

Porcelain Veneers and Composite veneers at Hello Dental in Colchester

VENEERS HAVE REVOLUTIONISED OUR ABILITY TO CREATE AN AMAZING SMILE.
 

Done well, this minimally invasive procedure has given many people the smile they always wanted and the confidence to go with it.

These days its hard to switch on the TV or open a magazine without seeing someone who has had their smile enhanced or recreated using porcelain veneers. With new technologies and techniques many more people are having veneers and they are no longer is it the preserve of the rich and famous.

Veneers Frequently Asked Questions:

What are veneers and how do they work?


Veneers are thin laminate facings that are stuck to the front of teeth to change their appearance. The best analogy is that of a false finger nail stuck to and covering the natural nail. They can be used to hide blemishes, change the shape and shade of the tooth radically or protect a very worn or vulnerable tooth that may not have formed properly or got damaged. By using a very strong dental adhesive the laminate is stuck to the tooth and mimics the hard enamel layer of the tooth. Before they are stuck on veneers are very delicate and can break easily but once they are stuck on they are very strong and do not break easily.




Are veneers right for me?


Many factors have to be taken into consideration when deciding if veneers are right for you. At Hello Dental our approach is to listen to you and find out exactly what it is you are unhappy with. Then we look at and discuss all the solutions that are appropriate for you. Fundamentally any dentistry is about balancing the risks with the benefits of any treatment. In the right cases veneers can transform a smile, look great and last for many years. They have the ability to transform a persons whole outlook on life and their confidence. With veneers comes a commitment to maintain them with excellent oral hygiene and home care. Not to mention regular visits to your dentist or hygienist to maintain them and ensure they keep looking their best.





What are veneers and how do they work?


Veneers are thin laminate facings that are stuck to the front of teeth to change their appearance. The best analogy is that of a false finger nail stuck to and covering the natural nail. They can be used to hide blemishes, change the shape and shade of the tooth radically or protect a very worn or vulnerable tooth that may not have formed properly or got damaged. By using a very strong dental adhesive the laminate is stuck to the tooth and mimics the hard enamel layer of the tooth. Before they are stuck on veneers are very delicate and can break easily but once they are stuck on they are very strong and do not break easily.




Are veneers right for me?


Many factors have to be taken into consideration when deciding if veneers are right for you. At Hello Dental our approach is to listen to you and find out exactly what it is you are unhappy with. Then we look at and discuss all the solutions that are appropriate for you. Fundamentally any dentistry is about balancing the risks with the benefits of any treatment. In the right cases veneers can transform a smile, look great and last for many years. They have the ability to transform a persons whole outlook on life and their confidence. With veneers comes a commitment to maintain them with excellent oral hygiene and home care. Not to mention regular visits to your dentist or hygienist to maintain them and ensure they keep looking their best.