Porcelain is something people often associate with class, something polished and special. It may not be something you associate with dentistry but a porcelain teeth veneer Essex can add that extra bit of polish to your teeth!
What are porcelain veneers?
In basic terms it is a thin piece of material placed over the tooth. These are bonded to the surface of a tooth and it is matched to the shade of the rest of the teeth, so that although your teeth will look more presentable you won’t get the dental equivalent of fake tan (in effect the only people who will know that you have had “work done” are the ones who will be looking very closely at your mouth!)
Why would I want to get them?
There are various reasons why people get porcelain veneers. Say for example you accidentally chipped your tooth in an accident. Instead of getting an implant you can place the veneer over the chipped tooth so that people cannot see the damage. This is equally effective if you have a gap in your teeth and you want it filled in or if you want to correct misshapen teeth but do not want them drilled.
People also often get them because they help to improve the colour of the teeth and make them look more presentable.
How does the process work?
For most people the process only takes a couple of visits! The first is so that a sample of enamel can be taken from the teeth in order to ensure the veneer matches them in terms of both shade and shape. The second visit is when the veneer is then bonded. In short the process not only works it is also very quick!
Do I need to change my diet?
While it is true that porcelain veneers are thin and made from porcelain this does not make them an antique! This has been bonded to your teeth and therefore it should not matter about biting into an apple or chewing a steak. It also means you can brush your teeth normally without having to purchase any other type of cleaner or adhesive.
How do I know if porcelain veneers are suitable for me?
Quite simply all you have to do is ask! A professional cosmetic dentist ought to be willing to discuss the treatment with you and any issues you may have. Everyone is different and the cosmetic dentist will often take scans and look over your oral health in order to find the most appropriate treatment.
Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!