There are several factors that may deter people from improving their smile with cosmetic dentistry, but very often it can be a fear of the dentist, which can lead to avoidance and later on, expensive remedial treatments. While patients can overcome dental phobia with the help of a caring dentist, and often dental veneers can be used to cover over any imperfections created by avoiding the dentist.
Dental veneers are a minimally invasive and cost-effective way of achieving a completely different smile. Patients with cracked, stained, uneven or misshapen teeth can fix their smile with dental veneers in Liverpool. This versatile cosmetic treatment is available in many dental practices, including Liverpool Smile Studio.
What are veneers and how do they work?
Dental veneers are very thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of the teeth. Instead of correcting cosmetic imperfections, they cover them for an instant smile makeover. For this reason, dental veneers in Liverpool are ideal for cosmetic purposes. Where there is a functional issue present, the dentist may recommend a better solution for strengthening the tooth and improving its appearance.
How are veneers applied to the teeth?
The placement of dental veneers can be completed in two to three visits to the dental practice. Patients should expect around three weeks to a month for the total treatment time. In the first appointment, the dentist will discuss each patient’s dental needs and create a customised treatment plan. They will also prepare the patient’s teeth by removing a very thin layer of tooth enamel in order for the veneers to be stabilised. The dentist will cover the teeth of the patient with temporary veneers, until their permanent veneers have been made.
When the veneers are ready to be placed, the dentist will roughen the surface of the teeth and use a special adhesive and a curing light that will help the veneers attach to the front surface of the teeth. After each veneer has hardened, the procedure is completed and patients can proudly display their new smile.
Porcelain veneers are very durable and they can be customised to match the colour of the teeth of the patient, for a more natural result.