Get a Hollywood Smile, Right Here in Scotland with Bespoke Veneers.
Published: 30 May 2022
If you’ve ever looked at your favourite celebrities with their ‘perfect Hollywood’ smile, the chances are that what you’re seeing are dental veneers. The great news is, porcelain veneers are no longer only available to the rich and famous. This cosmetic dental treatment is now accessible to everyone, making the smile of your dreams within easy reach.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a highly popular cosmetic dental treatment well-known for helping patients achieve their dream smiles. Many people have heard of dental veneers, but in our experience, we often find that they do not fully understand what they are or what the procedure entails.
Dental veneers are very thin porcelain covers that are fitted onto the front of the teeth – in a similar fashion to a false nail. Veneers are used to enhance the appearance of the teeth by improving the shape and shade, and concealing flaws such as gaps, crooked and chipped teeth and stubborn stains that simply won’t lift with teeth whitening alone.
Porcelain veneers are fitted over the course of two appointments with your dentist. During the first session, a small amount of dental enamel will be removed to prepare the tooth. Your dentist will then take an impression, which will be used by the dental lab to craft your bespoke veneers. Temporary veneers will be fitted while the permanent ones are being created. Your new veneers will be fitted during your second appointment and you will be able to check how they look and feel to ensure you are completely happy with the result before they are bonded in place permanently.
Dental veneers are very strong and long-lasting. They are made from fine porcelain, which offers the closest match to natural tooth enamel. At Clyde Munro, we only use the highest quality dental materials so you can rest assured that your final smile will be both beautiful and functional.
When would veneers be used?
Dental veneers can be used for a variety of reasons to help enhance your smile. They can repair a broken or chipped tooth, improve the shape of the teeth, enhance the shade of discoloured teeth, or even create a straighter smile.
Dental veneers can be used in different ways. For example, single veneers can be used as part of a wider treatment plan, or multiple veneers may be required. Your smile makeover will be based on your needs. Your dentist can discuss all the different treatment options available to you. This will help you make an informed decision in achieving the smile you desire.
What is the difference between veneers, crowns and implants?
Dental veneers, crowns, and implants are all dental restorations. They can all be used during smile makeover treatment but they each have a different function. Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth and create a full smile once again. This is where an implant acts as a replacement tooth root and a dental crown is fitted on top. The implant will integrate with the natural jawbone to create a strong and sturdy foundation that is able to withstand chewing and biting. The crown is the part that looks exactly like a new tooth.
Dental crowns can also be used when a tooth is decayed or damaged, but the root is still healthy and strong. In these cases, the damaged section of the tooth is removed, and a crown is fitted securely over the top to protect and rebuild the tooth.
While dental veneers, crowns and implants are all used to improve the aesthetics of a smile, bespoke veneers have a different purpose. Rather than replacing a missing or damaged tooth, the role of veneers is to mask minor imperfections. Veneers are thin layers of fine porcelain that fit over the existing tooth to create a more pleasing overall appearance.
Makeover your smile with bespoke veneers
Cosmetic dentistry using dental veneers is increasingly popular and can help you to achieve the smile you desire. Most patients looking to improve their smile will consider the option of dental veneers as this is often seen as the ultimate smile makeover. Bespoke veneers are made from porcelain that offers exceptional aesthetics alongside high strength, meaning your final smile will be as functional as it is beautiful.
With the correct maintenance, dental veneers provided by Clyde Munro dental practices will last 5-10 years. This involves having a good oral health care regime at home, regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments – just as you would with natural teeth.
It is important to understand that veneer treatment is irreversible, due to the small amount of dental enamel that is removed during the procedure. This means that if a veneer becomes damaged or aged, it will require replacement.
People often worry about how much veneers cost and believe that the price will make the smile of their dreams out of reach. At Clyde Munro, we want to make dentistry accessible for everyone and are pleased to offer affordable finance options to spread the cost of treatment.
Are you ready to begin your cosmetic dentistry journey with dental veneers and take the first steps towards achieving the smile of your dreams? If so, please contact your local Clyde Munro practice today and we can have a no-commitment chat about how we can help.