Over time, it is normal for teeth to become misshapen or to move or rotate slightly, especially if you have lost teeth. They can also get worn down, fractured and chipped due to everyday wear and tear.
Teeth can also change colour over time thanks drinks such as red wine and coffee, and spiced food. The staining can sometimes be removed by a hygienist or teeth whitening, but drink and food staining in combination with the natural ageing process can’t always be fully offset.
Dental veneers offer a long term way of transforming your smile and confidence with just one treatment. A veneer is a thin, porcelain layer which is specially bonded to the front of your existing tooth to cover imperfections.
Benefits of veneers
- They can straighten crooked teeth without the need for braces
- They hide imperfections such as chips, stains and yellowing
- They are hard wearing and with the right care should last may years
- They are stain resistant
Your veneer treatment journey
The procedure involves preparing your teeth by shaping them and taking a thin layer (1/3 – 1 mm) of enamel from the surface of your natural teeth so they don’t look or feel bulky once the veneers are in place.
We take an impression, or mould, of the area, which is then sent to our dental technician at the laboratory so the veneers fit well and look and feel natural.
Once ready, the veneers are bonded into place, becoming virtually part of your own teeth and giving you a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
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Why choose Corner House Dental for Veneers?
- Full range of implant treatments and quality materials
- 5-star post-treatment care
- Trusted by referral dental practices across Norfolk
- Flexible payment options, including interest free finance*
What is a veneer?
It is a thin slice of porcelain bonded to the front surface of a tooth (almost like a false nail).
When is a veneer used?
It is used to camouflage’s the underlying tooth. So If a tooth needs to be straightened or unsightly gaps need to be closed, then we use veneers.
What if my teeth are chipped?
This is the perfect solution for chipped, worn or discoloured teeth. It allows us to make changes to the size, shape,orientation or colour of existing teeth.
How do you place a veneer?
Some of the outer surface of the tooth must be removed in order to make sure that the veneer can be attached permanently to the existing tooth.
Will I lose a lot of my existing tooth?
The amount of tooth lost is minimal and will be roughly the same thickness of the veneer to be fitted. The tooth needs to stay the same size so in effect we just have to create a rough surface to allow the veneer to bond with the tooth.
How do you know what size my veneers should be?
Once the tooth has been shaped, an impression is taken of the prepared tooth and sent to a dental technician who will manufacture a veneer, which will be the ideal size, shape and colour that you will need.
How long will i have to wait for the laboratory to make my veneers?
The manufacturing process takes around 10 working days.
Will I have to walk around with rough teeth until my veneers are fitted?
No, in the interim a temporary veneer is placed over the tooth until your veneers are finally fitted.
How are veneers fitted to teeth permanently?
The veneer is fitted or bonded to the tooth with very strong cement.
How long does it take?
The time it takes is dependant on how many veneers you have chosen to undertake. Generally the procedure takes less than an hour and the final fitting takes about 30 minutes.
How long will veneers last?
Current clinical research suggests that crowns and veneers made using modern materials can last at least 10 – 15 years and may even last longer depending on diet, lifestyle and oral hygiene practices.
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