Veneers are made from the same porcelain material as crowns however, are a thinner version which is carefully placed onto the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance.
They can be used instead of crowns in certain situations when the underlying tooth is in relatively good health and doesn’t require a more invasive crown alternative.
Veneers can be used in different situations such as to improve the appearance of one’s front teeth i.e. to improve colour, shape and orientation where alternative options are not suitable such as whitening or orthodontic treatment. They often require much less preparation of the tooth structure as opposed to crowns whilst achieving a distinct improvement in appearance.
The procedure is relatively straight forward however, to achieve the optimal results the dentist may suggest to veneer the adjacent teeth to get a symmetrical and optimal outcome. This will be discussed at the consultation appointment with you and ultimately you will have full control over the decision making.At Forest Road Dental Practice we work closely with only the most high end laboratories to create our porcelain crowns and veneers for the most natural looking results that you can truly be proud to show off.
Frequently Asked Questions
Veneers can restore the appearance of your chipped tooth by covering the front surface of the tooth with a thin laminate like layer of porcelain to replace the missing part of tooth.
Whilst veneers are one of the solutions to fixing gaps in one’s teeth, the dentist may also recommend orthodontic treatment to fix the gaps in your teeth as a first line of treatment instead of veneers. Where possible, it is advisable to use the least invasive method to treat any issues.
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