What is a veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain which has been custom made to fit over the front aspect of your existing tooth.
Why would I need veneers?
Veneers can be made to the shade you want and to some extent the shape and style you want. They can be used to create a flawless smile. They can also be used to disguise darkened or chipped teeth and can even be used in some cases to make crooked teeth appear straight.
What are the alternatives?
Alternatives include composite bonding and dental crowns. However, the results may not be as impressive and veneers can often be a better option if you are looking for a more dramatic transformation.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers should last for many years but this depends on good maintenance. This means good oral hygiene, regular dental check ups and avoiding trauma to your veneered teeth as this may cause them to chip or crack. If veneers do get damaged they can usually be replaced.
How are the teeth prepared?
Usually a thin layer of enamel is removed from the front aspect of the teeth involved. This gives space for the veneer to be fitted without it seeming bulky. An impression is then taken and sent to our dental laboratory where the technician will create the beautiful veneers.
How long does the procedure take?
Treatment usually involves two sessions, but your Glasgow dentist will need to discuss the treatment plan with you. Following treatment your veneers may feel a little foreign to your lips and tongue but you will soon get used to them.