26 Apr

Porcelain or Resin Veneers in Central London- the Choice is yours

When you’re on the lookout for a bit of cosmetic touching up in central London, one of the options you may like to consider are veneers. These little beauties can cover up all the nasty things that the teeth have become exposed to over the years- general wear and tear if you like. They generally come in two forms, resin or porcelain. Resin veneers are very versatile; the dentists will build up layers of resin over the affected area of the tooth, curing each one during the process as they go along until there is enough material to sculpture and polish. The finish is made to colour match the rest of your teeth and it’s a very quick and simple operation- cheap too, compared to porcelain. But resin is far more vulnerable to staining, but due to its flexibility, it can be touched up at anytime and the finish is exceptional. Porcelain veneers however, are a completely different kettle of fish. They are very thin and very brittle…that’s until they are bonded onto the tooth and then they become very strong indeed. They also have a longer shelf life to that of resin and being impervious, they resist staining from such ‘nasties’ like smoking, or rich fluids such as red wine. Porcelain veneers also looks fantastically natural and beautiful and is the closest you can get to the natural enamel of the teeth, compared to resin. However, they do have a downside. If damaged, they cannot be repaired, they has to be replaced (it is pricey in the first place compared to resin) and that leave you a little light in the pocket. But both have a place in cosmetic dentistry and it’s all down to what you require and your lifestyle.