If your teeth have taken a bit of a battering over the years, you might be feeling a little less than comfortable with giving everyone your biggest grin.
And that’s a shame, because when we smile, it’s infectious. People automatically smile back and the world is a brighter place as we all feel the happy feelings that come with the rush of serotonin that genuine smiles release.
So, what can you do to get back that lovely smile you once had before eating dangerous foods, like olives with their hard stones, took bits out of your teeth? Or how can you solve the issue of that crack, that gappy bit, those worn edges, that rough enamel that just seems to soak up stains no matter how regularly you come for a scale and polish?
Actually, the answer is easy and so is the procedure, when you come to us at Orpington Dental for porcelain veneers in Orpington.
What are veneers all about?
Dental porcelain has been developed over the years to become this incredibly strong, versatile, and durable material that can be coloured, moulded, and honed to create artificial teeth, or parts of teeth that can withstand the wear and tear of being a tooth for years. In the case of veneers, you can expect the piece of porcelain to last you over a decade. Of course, you have to look after your veneers — no more removing the caps from bottles of beer with your pearly whites. But with care and good oral hygiene, veneers can keep on looking great for a very long time. Here’s how we fit them:
You come to us for an appointment during which we look at what your dental problem is, and whether veneers are the right answer. If so, we do a colour match and take impressions so that the veneer in question will blend seamlessly with your own teeth. During the next appointment, we remove a very thin layer of enamel from your tooth, and fix the veneer to it with dental cement, making sure it lies flush with your other teeth.
And that’s it! All done. You can have as many veneers as you like. Why not pop in for a consultation?