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What can Veneers do for my teeth?

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29th August 2019

What can Veneers do for my teeth?

One of the most ironic things about the natural, easy, nonchalant Hollywood smile is that it’s not entirely natural as you think. The seemingly effortless good smiles of celebrities and media personalities take a look of maintenance and looking after, with many opting for professional cosmetic dentistry. Veneers have always been a very popular treatment among the celebrity community, but we’re pleased to let you know that it’s not limited to them. You can have Veneers here in the heart of Clapham from Crescent Lodge Dental Practice.


What are veneers?

Veneers are classed as a form of cosmetic dentistry that aid the cosmetic appearance of damaged, discoloured and chipped teeth. They are placed individually, but we can place more in just one sitting. Picture them as a false nail that fits over your natural teeth, letting their natural colour shine through while building up a barrier to create a more pleasing surface. We use some of the most advanced cosmetic dentistry technology to create our veneers so that they need minimal tooth preparation. They are durable, sturdy and natural looking so they don’t stand out from your smile but simply blend into it.


What can they treat?

Discoloured or stained teeth that have proven resistant to teeth whitening may benefit from veneers. Tooth discolouration can occur through several factors such as the natural ageing process, medication, your life style habits or your general health. An example of this would be a ‘dead tooth’, which is when the tooth’s blood flow and nerve signals die, causing the tooth to turn brown from your gum line downwards.


Another way veneers can help is for those with chipped or broken teeth. Whether through sports injury or accidental trauma, can be covered by a veneer. The veneer would fit over your whole tooth from top to bottom, covering over the chipped or broken part in doing so.


Misshapen or malformed teeth can be covered by veneers. A common example of a malformed tooth is one called the ‘peg tooth’, which usually occur in the teeth that are directly next to your two front upper teeth. A peg tooth can be pointy and abnormal in size, often being short or small depending on their development. They tend to develop naturally like this from your childhood however a veneer can help to blend these teeth back into your smile.


Veneers can also tend to those with gapped teeth to simply close all the gaps. Gapped teeth often create unwanted dark spaces and can damage your confidence in your smile, but custom-built veneers can be placed in the effected teeth to help close any unwanted gaps.


If you’re considering veneers in Clapham, trust the professionals here at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice and begin your journey today by booking in an appointment.