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What is a Veneer and why may I choose to seek Veneers in Birmingham?

Veneers are essentially one form of cosmetic dentistry that improves the shape, alignment, and the shade of the teeth. Dental Veneers in Birmingham may be an option for patients who wish to whiten their teeth for a longer time period than normal teeth whitening may offer. If patients are unhappy with the shape of their teeth or have damaged part of their teeth then veneers may be adhered to alter and improve the aesthetic appearance of the teeth. Veneers are essentially wafer thin caps that are adhered to the surface of the teeth ( a small amount of the surface of the teeth may be shaved down first). Veneers can be maintained in the same way as normal teeth, which can make them attractive to many patients. An individual may choose porcelain or composite veneers if they wish to avoid further staining, as veneers are well known for preventing staining and maintaining their white shade.


Are there different types of Dental Veneers in Birmingham?


Within modern dentistry, there are multiple forms of veneers, the most common are porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are also known as dental porcelain laminates, and are custom made to the shade of the teeth. The two different types of veneers consist of porcelain veneers and composite. Composite resin veneers are positive in the way that they require less damage to the teeth before treatment and they are cheaper than the porcelain alternatives. Porcelain veneers are advantageous in the way that they are strong, and can resist tooth staining.


How do veneers work?


Over time within a patient's life, the teeth may become stained, due to several factors.


There are two forms of staining of the teeth (intrinsic and extrinsic) these may occur due to consumption of highly pigmented food and drinks, such as coffee. Excessive red wine consumption and frequent smoking may also cause an individual's teeth to become discoloured. The teeth may also become chipped or cracked, which dental veneers can also aim to resolve. A dental drill is used to remove an extremely thin layer of the surface of the tooth (which allows the veneers to be adhered perfectly). Your veneers will be custom made to fit your tooth shade and shape perfectly, veneers are not just for the use of single teeth, that can also be used for several teeth.


Are veneers right for me?


Veneers may be perfect for you if you are aiming for a natural looking smile with minimal aftercare. If you are an individual who are experiencing discoloured, misshapen or chipped teeth then veneers (whether they be composite or porcelain) may be a perfect option for you.


How do I maintain Veneers?


Many patients may be attracted to veneers due to their easy after care and maintenance. Veneers can be looked after in the same way as normal teeth, although it is suggested that a patient with this form of cosmetic dentistry visits their dentist frequently in order to maintain their dental health, and ensure their veneers are still adhered correctly.

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