Veneers have long been a popular way to improve the look and feel of your teeth, with thousands of people opting for the procedure each year and many of the famous faces we see on TV opting for it as a way to fix their smile. The great thing about veneers is they are able to solve a variety of problems rather than just one. So, let’s take a closer look at what veneers Liverpool could do for you.
How do veneers work?
Veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are custom-made for you by your dentist. They fit flush against your natural tooth and are attached using special glue. The veneer itself will be made to match the colour of your teeth, or if you would like to be made lighter to give a whiter finish.
If you want to keep your natural teeth but also reshape or lighten them, then veneers could be an excellent option for you.
There’s a whole host of things your veneers can treat, including discolouration, staining, chips, cracked or worn down teeth, misaligned or uneven teeth, teeth that have bulges in them and teeth with gaps.
Veneers are an aesthetic treatment used to help improve the look of teeth rather than their function.
What happens when you get veneers?
When you first start the journey, you will need to visit your dentist for an initial consultation where they will talk you through what options are available through them regarding veneers. But most importantly they will decide whether you are a good case for veneers. In some cases, people can’t have veneers that include: people with habitual jaw tension and grinding, people with serious structural tooth damage, underbites and overbites can cause issues. Those suffering from gum disease, those with lots of overcrowding and people who have clear signs of poor oral hygiene.
When you come to the fitting, you will need to have a fine layer of enamel shaved off the top layer of your enamel. You’ll then have impressions taken and temporary veneers fitted while you wait for your actual veneers to be made. This period is great as it allows you time to decide whether you want to change the colour or shape of the veneers before you have the permanent ones fitted.
Once the porcelain veneers have been made, you must return to the dentist to have them properly fitted.
Your mouth and gums will very likely be uncomfortable for a few days after the procedure, but this is completely normal. Teeth can also feel sensitive, to begin with, whilst the teeth are fully bonding. You should treat your veneers as you would your normal teeth by cleaning them twice daily and flossing.
Try to avoid chewy foods or foods that cause staining as this can impact the success of your veneers in the long term.