09 Nov

London Dentists Offer Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are used a lot to improve smiles in London. If your teeth are discoloured, damaged and/or worn, porcelain veneers may be a perfect solution. Also known as laminates or dental veneers, porcelain veneers are made explicitly for each patient and tooth. They are excellent for cosmetic tooth/teeth improvements in the right situations. Minimal tooth preparation is required for porcelain veneers, and two dental visits are required to complete the porcelain veneer treatments. The first visit entails a smile analysis, complete intraoral exam, X-rays, stone models made form impressions, and digital photographs. A computer image is used to show the patient how their teeth look before the procedure, and this image is altered to show the patient the results that will be obtained. Any changes to the smile should be talked about with your London dentist.
Once the dentist gets the go ahead, the teeth are anaesthetized and prepared for impressions. Gingival cord is then packed around the prepared teeth and an impression of the prepared teeth, and the opposing teeth, are taken by the dentist. A bite registration is also taken, and then a shade is selected. These impressions and bite registration are sent to the lab along with the chosen shade, and porcelain veneers are made. The laboratory usually takes two weeks to complete the porcelain veneers. Temporary shells are then made by the dentist and cemented onto the preparations so the teeth won’t be sensitive or shift. You will then be given an appointment in about 2 weeks. The veneers are then cemented into place. Porcelain veneers are inherently weak; but, the bonding to the well-built tooth substructure makes them strong.