Cosmetic dentistry in Bolton is very popular and one of the most requested treatments is porcelain veneers. We often use porcelain veneers as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a more comprehensive smile makeover and the results can look amazingly beautiful. So what are porcelain veneers and why should you consider them?
Explaining Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are incredibly thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-made in our dental laboratory to exactly fit over the front surface of a tooth. They are then cemented onto the tooth, creating a long-lasting and hard wearing restoration that can help transform your smile.
The process for placing veneers is very straightforward as our dentists at Harwood Dental Care will simply need to remove a very small amount of tooth material from the front of any teeth to be veneered. It is essential to shape the tooth in this way in order to provide the very best cosmetic results as otherwise the veneer could look too bulky and artificial. Once our dentist is satisfied with the tooth preparation, they will take a detailed impression of your mouth that is used by our dental laboratory to handcraft your veneers to our exact specifications.
We ensure that our laboratory only uses the very best quality materials and these include the latest porcelains that look amazingly lifelike. These porcelains can be closely matched to your natural teeth, but some people will opt for multiple veneers making it possible to choose a lighter shade.
How Porcelain Veneers Can Help Perfect Your Smile
By covering up the front surfaces of your teeth, our dentists at Harwood Dental Care can create a more cosmetically perfect smile. Porcelain veneers can be used in a number of different situations and are ideal if you have a tooth that is chipped or worn down or which is badly stained and will not respond to a normal tooth whitening treatment. We might also suggest you use porcelain veneers to close up or minimise gaps in between your teeth and they can be a useful alternative to teeth straightening. Sometimes wearing a brace for months on end isn’t really necessary when you only have one or two teeth that are slightly out of position and porcelain veneers are a quick way to help bring them back into alignment.
Using Porcelain Veneers in Conjunction with Other Treatments
We frequently use porcelain veneers during smile makeovers as they can be extremely good when used in conjunction with other treatments. For example, you may not need to veneer all your front teeth to get a perfect smile but perhaps might benefit from tooth whitening. In this case we can whiten your teeth and will make your porcelain veneers to match your lovely bright new smile. Our porcelain veneers can also be made to blend in with new crowns and bridges.
If you are interested in finding out about porcelain veneers or about cosmetic dentistry, please contact Harwood Dental Care on 01204 304568 and book a consultation with our treatment coordinator or dentist.