Veneers are a relatively straightforward cosmetic procedure which can completely transform the look of your smile.
Porcelain veneers provide a wafer thin mask to hide discolouration, conceal other blemishes and cosmetically enhance your smile. They are thin but hard tooth coloured porcelain shells that are custom made to bond to the front surface of your teeth. They are mainly used on the front teeth and can dramatically transform the appearance of your smile allowing us to alter the shape, size, & length as well as the colour of your teeth. In this way we can often make dramatic improvements by eliminating existing chips and gaps, & improving the shape of misaligned teeth.
At Leeds City Dentalcare we utilise veneers as a versatile solution to cosmetically restore your smile while still maintaining healthy tooth structure.
During treatment, little, or sometimes no preparation is required on the tooth itself. In this way, veneers are considered a conservative alternative to crowns. However, it is important to realise that veneers do not impart additional strength to a tooth & so they are best suited to treating teeth which are already strong. For teeth weakened by previous dental decay, crowns may sometimes be the preferred option & for this reason we frequently use them in conjunction with veneers. Veneers are a stronger, longer-lasting alternative to the bonding of filling materials to the face of the tooth.
To summarise, veneers may be used to:
- Close unsightly gaps between teeth
- Revitalise the surface of a tooth
- Conceal chips
- Cover stains or discolouration
- Mask misaligned teeth
- As an alternative to Orthodontic treatment
The popularity of Porcelain Veneers is continually escalating, & the recent advent of new ultra-thin veneers has added additional versatility to this valuable procedure.