Porcelain is something people often associate with quality. The word evokes fancy looking vases and precious antiques. What you may not know is that it is a material that is very useful in cosmetic dentistry. With porcelain veneers in Essex you can take advantage of this material to give your smile that extra stylish sheen!
What are porcelain veneers?
In simple terms porcelain veneers are a tiny piece of porcelain material placed over the teeth. These are bonded to the surface of the tooth and then coloured to make them look like the rest of the teeth in your mouth. Therefore you get the benefit of an improved smile but without looking too obvious that you have had “work done.”
Why would I want porcelain veneers?
- Cover up chipped teeth- As an example try and imagine you are playing football. You accidentally fall over. Aside from being momentarily embarrassing your tooth is chipped in the process. While the treatment may not erase the memory of the embarrassing incident at least your teeth will still look good!
- Improve the colour of your current teeth- Laminates look natural but can add an extra sheen of whiteness that make your teeth look shinier and more attractive.
- Hide gaps between your teeth- This allows for a more consistent smile.
- Improve misshapen teeth- This is a good alternative for people who do not want their teeth drilled.
How long do they take to be installed?
Porcelain veneers can be installed in two visits. The first visit allows the dentist to ensure the veneer is the right size and the second visit is when the veneer is permanently bonded to the teeth.
Will I have to change my diet?
Porcelain veneers are durable so you can carry on eating your diet as normal. They are also stain resistant so you are less likely to get stains after drinking coffee, red wine and so forth.
How do I know if porcelain veneers are right for me?
It is worth talking with a cosmetic dentist before a procedure. An initial consultation gives you the chance to ask any questions you may have and any potential concerns. Equally the dentist can look at your oral health and decide if the treatment is appropriate for you.
In short if you want to know if porcelain veneers in Essex are right for you book a free consultation now with Dr Basrai and his team on 01375481000