At Complete Dental Care we are committed to continued professional development. All of our dentists and nurses will regularly attend dental training courses so that we are always up to date with the latest and best techniques and innovations in dentist. Omar and Hassan recently attended a dental refresher course on advanced techniques for cosmetic porcelain veneers, cosmetic porcelain crowns and cosmetic porcelain inlays. These are different techniques that we can use to help give you a whiter and brighter smile. You may be asking yourself what they actually are and how they work? In this blog we will look to cover cosmetic porcelain veneers and we will cover cosmetic porcelain crowns & inlays in another blog.
What is a cosmetic porcelain veneer?
A porcelain veneers is a thin piece of porcelain which is bonded to the front of a tooth. Depending on where they are placed in the mouth, they can be extremely thin at only 0.3mm in some cases. If your teeth are slightly crooked, uneven, chipped, discoloured or you have large fillings then they can look bad. These are some of the situations that we can improve your smile with porcelain veneers. Teeth that are to receive porcelain veneers are lightly polished and prepared for the thin porcelain veneers. Each veneer is custom made per tooth so that we can be sure of a precise fit and of an optimal appearance.
How do cosmetic porcelain veneers work?
At the start of treatment we will assess your smile and decide together with you on how we can best improve it. We will then make a mould of your teeth and construct veneers on this mould of your teeth. This will allow us accurately determine how thin we can make the veneers and also will let us both see what kind of result you can expect from treatment. We will use this mock up of the cosmetic veneers to help guide us whilst preparing your teeth for the actual veneers. We will then place a set of provisional veneers in your mouth so that you can get a much better idea of how the final veneers will look. We can adjust the appearance of these provisional veneers until you are completely happy with the way they look and we can then set about creating your final porcelain veneers. Each veneer is a completely bespoke creation made from scratch and are bonded to your teeth with an extremely strong adhesive. In the correct situations porcelain veneers are extremely strong and you should be able to eat, talk and clean your teeth normally.
What should you do now?
Please contact us at either the Cambuslang or at our Glasgow dental practice and we will be happy to arrange a free consultation for you to see if cosmetic veneers are the appropriate treatment for you.