Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth in a number of ways.
Many of you may not be aware that dental veneers first came about in the 1930’s to address a problem that Hollywood filmmakers had. Almost every actor and actress at the time smoked, and probably quite heavily as health concerns had not been discovered at that point. The filmmaker’s biggest problem was when it came to the close up shot. There is little doubt that a close up romantic scene would lose its appeal as soon as heavily discoloured and, probably chipped, teeth came into view.
To overcome this problem, veneers were made to fit over the actor’s teeth. This addressed the problem of aesthetics, although these early versions tended to be temporary and did not bond well to the natural teeth.
Fast forward to 2018
Times have changed and modern porcelain veneers, whilst offering similar benefits, are of a much higher quality and bond extremely well to the prepared tooth. Each individual patient will have impressions and scans taken so that the veneers, when produced, look entirely natural and appropriate for that specific patient.
Veneers are straightforward to look after, and, with care, should last the patient for ten years and possibly more.
At The Lodge Dental Suite, our Cheshunt and Broxbourne patients can benefit from having veneers fitted as a solution to a number of problems. These include:
Whilst a tooth whitening procedure will always be the first option for patients looking to whiten their teeth, this is not always practical. Patients who have smoked heavily for a long time are likely to have teeth that are too heavily discoloured for a whitening treatment to be entirely successful.
Chipped or cracked teeth
Although small chips and cracks may not lead to problems such as decay etc, there is no denying that they can be unsightly. The use of a dental crown to correct these would likely be ‘overkill’ and porcelain veneers offer an excellent solution to give the patient nice looking teeth again.
Whilst not an actual orthodontic, veneers can be used, in some instances, to correct the appearance of teeth where there are gaps. This is especially the case where the gap is between the top two teeth, also known as a diastema. This is not uncommon, and, if you are unhappy with yours, you may wish to consider veneers as a solution providing that you are a suitable candidate.
Should you be considering having cosmetic dentistry to improve the way that your teeth look, and live in Hertfordshire, we are confident that you will find our team of cosmetic dentists to be both friendly, experienced and helpful. If you would like to arrange an initial consultation, please call The Lodge Dental Suite on 01992 643388.