14 Nov

A London dentist explains porcelain veneers

London moves at a very fast pace and offers a lot of temptation, most of which ends up in the mouth, fast food, fags and booze. Combine that with the passing of time, teeth can become suceptible to staining, damage, wear and decay. Gaps can appear, gums recede and with it, the smile. But help is at hand in the form of porcelain veneers. They are available to all, at varying prices and can re-instate the look of the mouth. Having veneers fitted give teeth back their length and sheen, being strong with a natural translucent look. They plug gaps and most importantly, restore confidence and self esteem. After initial consultations, the process is quick and painless, very quick with the CEREC option where the work can be done in a day. The first procedure is to remove the old porcelain and shape the teeth in readiness for the veneers. Moulds will be taken and the veneers constructed in a lab, which can take a couple of weeks- hence temporary veneers will be installed, or done on site. Come the day of the fitting, the teeth are cleaned, the veneers cemented in and cured with a special light. The new look is instant and the results very rewarding. Veneers will have to be replaced in time but should last 5-10 years depending on how they are treated. Prices vary between £300-£500 pound each, but what price to smile again? You definitely get what you pay for.