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Five things you probably didn’t know about Dental Veneers

Around one quarter of the UK population have had some sort of cosmetic dental procedure – treatments designed to improve the appearance of the smile. With veneers being one of the most popular cosmetic treatments after teeth whitening, we thought we’d share a few facts about dental veneers that you probably didn’t know.


An alternative to braces

When it comes to addressing gaps between teeth or a misaligned smile, braces won’t always be the best solution. Sometimes #veneers can be fitted to bring a tooth or teeth into line with the others to improve the overall appearance of your smile.


Long lasting

Veneers are made from porcelain and attached to the natural tooth surface using a strong bonding agent, making them as tough and durable as any other tooth. Of course, veneers like teeth can become chipped or broken but generally they will last for many years and you’ll forget they are even there.


Natural looking

Natural looking

Porcelain veneers can be chosen in precise shades to match the colour of your own teeth, thereby making them undetectable to others. They can even be used to improve the appearance of a single stained or discoloured tooth.


Easy preparation

In order that the porcelain veneer can be effectively bonded to your teeth you will need to undergo a little preparation. Most veneer fittings take two appointments:

  • The first is to enable your dentist to take moulds of the teeth to ensure that the veneer is manufactured to fit precisely in the mouth, match the veneer shade to the natural teeth and prepare the tooth for the fitting of the actual veneer – this may involve removing some of the enamel from the tooth so that the veneer will bond effectively and to ensure it is in good alignment with the surrounding teeth.

  • The second appointment will involve the actual fitting of the veneer. Before the veneer is bonded, your dentist will show you what the finished tooth will look like by placing the veneer over the existing tooth. This is to ensure you are happy with the final look before the veneer is bonded to the tooth, after which point it would be difficult to remove.


Great disguise

If you have chipped or damaged a tooth, a veneer could provide the perfect disguise as it will effectively cover or encase the existing tooth, thereby hiding any damage and presenting a very healthy, natural looking finish.

Veneers are not only cost effective when compared to other cosmetic dental treatments but after having treatment, particularly for misaligned teeth, it may be easier for you to clean your teeth and gums effectively – so you can see why they are so popular! JDRM Dental Care provide a wide range of cosmetic treatments including dental veneers – please visit our website for more information.