A guide to veneers from our dentist in Coppull

If your teeth have imperfections, and you have been wanting to cover them, then veneers could be the right treatment for you. This cosmetic treatment can hide nearly every imperfection such as small cracks, chips and discolouration.

When you come into our practice for veneers, you can rest assured knowing that our dentist in Coppull is very knowledgeable and experienced in giving this treatment, and will deliver you the best results possible for your needs.

What veneers are

Before we get into the process of how we provide veneers, you will want to know what they actually are. A veneer is a piece of porcelain that is a similar shape to a fingernail, and it is attached to the front of your teeth. Your veneers will be custom-made specifically for you, taking into account your face shape, jaw shape and what your other teeth look like. You can either decide to cover one tooth, or get a whole set of veneers, depending on how many teeth you want to cover up.

How does it work?

If you book an appointment with us for veneers, we will first have a consultation session. This step is very important as it allows us to examine your teeth to determine whether you are eligible for the treatment, and we can discuss your needs with you. If veneers are the right treatment for you, we may take scans, photos and videos of your teeth so that your customised veneers can be created.

Once your veneers are ready, we will invite you back to the practice so that we can attach them to your teeth. We will most likely remove a very thin layer of the enamel on your tooth to start with to make way for the veneers, but don’t worry, as it will be barely noticeable. To attach the veneers, our dentist in Coppull often uses a dental cement to attach them to your teeth, and then shines a very strong light on it to harden the cement. This creates a very strong bond between your tooth and the veneer, meaning that they can stay in place for around 20 years with a regular oral hygiene routine.

We recommend that you come back into our practice for a follow up appointment with our dentist in Coppull 2-3 weeks after we attach the veneers, so that we can check up on your progress and make sure you are still happy with your veneers.

Why veneers?

Easy maintenance

Once your veneers are attached and you’re thriving with your improved smile, the maintenance of them is very simple. All you need to do is brush your teeth twice a day as you normally would, as well as floss regularly. There is no change in your oral hygiene routine when you have veneers, meaning you can get on with your life, enjoy your new teeth and not have to worry about vigorous cleaning routines.

Natural look

The main reason that our patients get veneers is to improve the look of their smile, and it is a perfect treatment for doing just that. The porcelain material used to create your veneers can be easily shaped and coloured to look as natural as possible, which can be such a great feeling when you have been struggling with imperfections.