Updated: Aug 29, 2019
Veneers are a fantastic option if you are keen on a completely new look for your teeth. Each tooth veneer is made from porcelain, which is an extremely durable, tooth coloured material. As veneers act as a cover to the tooth, they are also a great solution where the teeth may be broken or damaged. Broken or damaged teeth can be expensive to replace, and also to try and fix, as there may be many treatments on the way in order to restore them to their true appearance. If you are looking to get a set of veneers in Birmingham, then St Paul’s Dental Practice has the facilities available for veneer treatment.
How are veneers attached?
As the enamel is a smooth surface, as well as the veneer, it can make bonding a difficult task. Therefore, once the veneers have been created, then the enamel is drilled away slightly to create a rougher surface, so the adhesive bonds better with the tooth. Also, veneers need space in order to look like your natural teeth, so removing some of the enamel can help with a more natural look.
Veneers can be designed in a multitude of ways, but one common form is to take a mould or a 3D scan of your teeth, and to produce replicas of your teeth, or more aesthetically pleasing versions of what they might be.
Benefits of veneers
Veneers carry some great benefits, such as being relatively cheap compared to some dental treatments such as dental implants. They are also quick to administer and can last for up to 15 years without needing any replacements. Veneers are a good compromise between cosmetic and general dentistry, as they will not only provide a smooth finish to your teeth, but protect them against any further damage. If you are interested in veneers in Birmingham, then do not hesitate to contact us.
Alternatives to veneers
Veneers are not the only option to improve your smile and are just one of many treatments that are available to help improve your smile. Improvements can be from either cosmetic bonding, white fillings, or crowns, depending on the condition of the tooth.
Cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening
Often the effect of veneers can be achieved with a combination of cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening. Cosmetic bonding is the process of using a tooth-coloured resin to fill in cracks and chips in the teeth. This is a fantastic treatment, as it is very quick and low cost, and can repair significant damage to your teeth, and protect them from further damage or decay.
If you are looking for the appearance of veneers,but do not want veneers to be put on your teeth, then teeth whitening may be an option. Teeth whitening is an extremely safe procedure and will be able to make your teeth any shade of white you desire. However, if you are still after veneers in Birmingham, then we would recommend choosing our practice to have them done.