Learn More About Dental Veneers in London
Dental veneers are thin, shell-like slips, that fit over the teeth, hide imperfections and protect against damage. They were invented many years ago but have become popular in recent years due to their many benefits to oral health.
The veneers are made from porcelain or ceramics and can be inserted on top of your targeted tooth by your local London dentist. They are the alternative to expensive dental implants and are a relatively inexpensive substitute.
Veneers are used to hide a multitude of problems such as: stained or yellowing teeth, cracked teeth, gaps between teeth and crooked teeth. Many people often refer to veneers as ‘instant orthodontics’ as, in the case of crooked teeth, they provide the results of traditional braces, but in a shorter period of time.
Before the veneers can be fitted, your dentist must shape and prepare the teeth they will be covering, then they will shave off a layer of your tooth (this is to make room for the veneer). Next, an impression must be made so that a mould can be sent of and your veneers produced. When it comes to fitting the veneers, they must be cleaned and etched before they are finally cemented down over your natural teeth.
Veneers typically last for 5 to 10 years and will eventually need to replaced. However, if you maintain a good oral hygiene routine, and visit your dentist for regular check-ups, there is no reason they shouldn’t last at least a decade.