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Clarifying The Misconceptions Of Veneers

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16th May 2022

Clarifying The Misconceptions Of Veneers

Are you interested in veneer treatment? Or have you had this procedure in the past and want to know a bit more about our approach ahead of booking with our London dental practice? Whatever it is, we’re here to help, with facts, tips and advice about this life-transforming treatment. Today, we’ll cover benefits, drawbacks, common misconceptions and what’s involved in treatment, so you can make an informed choice about whether veneers are right for you.

So, what are veneers?

These clever little caps fit perfectly over your teeth, helping transform the appearance of your smile. Our patients choose the treatment for a variety of reasons, whether it’s a straighter smile, closing gaps, reviving a dull or damaged tooth, or a smile makeover. Whatever the reason, porcelain veneers can help to give your smile a new lease of life and enhance both your appearance and your confidence.

What are the benefits of veneers?

There are lots to love about them. Results are long-lasting; the porcelain is shaped, sized and colour-matched to your natural smile for a seamless look; the material is strong and durable, and treatment is affordable. Once our patients have had veneers, they don’t look back.

What are the drawbacks of veneers?

Some preparation of the tooth is needed before placing these caps. This helps to ensure that perfect fit and make the new veneer blend in with the rest of your smile. Preparation involves gently filing the tooth to create the perfect surface for the cap to adhere to. This does mean that treatment isn’t reversible and that once the veneers reach the end of their ‘life’ (usually around 7 years), they’ll need replacing. Other things to mention are that your teeth may become more sensitive after treatment, and the caps may come loose (such as if you grind your teeth).

What are some misconceptions?

Sadly, as with many cosmetic dental treatments, rumours and misconceptions abound. With veneers, it’s several things: worry about their potential to stain, concerns about pain when having the teeth prepared and the veneers placed; and incorrect assumptions about where veneers can be placed (many people mistakenly think they’re only suited to the front teeth). Our dentists work hard to try and correct this misinformation and ensure people have access to accurate information about all our treatments.

How do I start veneer treatment?

Just give our top dentists here in London a call. We’ll arrange a consultation, walk you through what’s involved, and check veneers are suitable for you. If you’re in any doubt or have any concerns, we’ll aim to put these right and above all, have you feeling happy, comfortable and confident about the procedure.

To give our Dental Practice a call, just get in touch via our website. We look forward to seeing you for your veneers consultation soon!