Being ashamed of any aspect of your physical appearance can be very damaging for your self-esteem, but when it is your teeth it affects your smile, the way you talk and the way you eat. It can also affect the way you interact with people and can even hinder personal relationships. In this image conscious modern world, it is important to be comfortable with the way you look.
Until twenty years ago, the possibilities to correct damaged, stained or uneven teeth would have been limited. Modern cosmetic dentistry has come a long way and there are now many options for restoring the appearance of your teeth. One of the most dramatic of these is porcelain veneers.
A set of porcelain veneers will be especially designed to fit over you teeth to completely change the appearance of your smile in as little as one afternoon. Modern veneers are incredibly thin, some only as wide as a contact lens, so minimal preparation work is required. New digital imaging and computer technology has also made it possible to manufacture dental veneers in as little as six minutes per tooth. This new chair-side technology, known as cerec, represents the future of dentistry and is being offered now by a number of City of London dentists.
The application process of veneers involves the dentist thoroughly cleaning your existing teeth, before applying an etching agent. This provides more grip for the dental bonding which is applied to cement the new veneers. Porcelain appears very similar to tooth enamel, even to the extent of having the same translucent quality so your new teeth will look very lifelike.
With porcelain veneers there is no longer any need to be ashamed of your teeth. It is possible to have the perfect smile you have always wanted. Just ask a City of London dentist for more details.