Are you looking for a straightforward way to whiten your smile, without using bleaches? Or perhaps you want to hide cracks in your teeth that have bugged you for a while?
At Broadway Dental Centre, our dentist in Tooting has the answer to these issues and more in the form of porcelain veneers. Small coverings that are applied to the front of your teeth, can be used for a myriad of dental procedures, from cosmetic to restorative.
Here, our dentist in Tooting discusses the main advantages of having porcelain veneers fitted.
Conceal cosmetic imperfections
One of the main reasons why patients approach our dentist in Tooting to enquire about dental veneers is due to their cosmetic benefit.
They can certainly brighten a smile! It can be colour matched to blend in with surrounding teeth or may be whitened slightly to create a more Hollywood-esque smile. Whatever your cosmetic goals are for your teeth, be they whitening, concealing cracks or hiding small gaps, veneers can be the answer.
You may not think dental veneers would strengthen a tooth(after all, we’ve all seen how easily porcelain dolls break when they are dropped!) but they are surprisingly robust.
And as such, if you have damage to the enamel on your teeth, such as a chip or a crack, veneers can rebuild the strength of the tooth and help it to cope with the pressures of biting into and chewing food.
Veneers can also be used to help rebuild teeth that have been weakened by dental procedures, such as root canals.
When you have sensitive teeth but want to have them whitened, you may feel more than a little apprehensive about the standard bleaches and gels that are used in traditional dental surgeries.
Luckily, this can be prevented and you can still get the striking smile you want by having dental veneers fitted. Best of all, they can help with issues surrounding oral sensitivity; as they block the pathways that extend from the outside of the tooth to the middle, they can prevent problems with sensitive teeth too. Great stuff!
Another advantage of dental veneers is that they are very low maintenance; all you need to do to keep them in prime condition is to brush your teeth twice a day and attend dental check-ups.
It is also worth noting that if you have dental veneers, they are less porous than enamel and so they are less likely to become stained when eating foods that are high in tannins. So you won’t need to worry about having your teeth whitened when you have veneers fitted.
If you adhere to correct maintenance, then your dental veneers should last up to and over 15 years.
And by correct maintenance, we mean brushing your teeth every day, attending biannual check-ups and not putting too much pressure on them in case they fall off. This includes doing things like chewing on ice too much. Also, the good thing about veneers is that we can reattach them if they fall off. So if you have a veneer that is wobbly or has come off, we can stick it back in place at our surgery.