Are you unhappy with the colour, shape and alignment of your teeth? Maybe you are suffering from chipped or worn enamel that is spoiling the appearance of your smile. The porcelain veneers could be just the thing to restore the appearance of your teeth.
As you may have seen on one of the many TV makeover shows on our screens in recent years, porcelain veneers are capable of completely transforming the teeth and creating stunning healthy looking smiles. Veneers are very thin ceramic shells that fit over the top of the teeth and are cemented in place by dental bonding. In the past, porcelain veneers took several weeks to manufacture in the lab after several appointments to measure and design had been carried out. This involved lengthy and uncomfortable dental moulds and rounds of x-rays, but in recent years new technology called Cerec has revolutionised the way that veneers are designed and manufactured.
Cerec utilises CAD/CAM technology, meaning computer aided design, computer aided manufacture. With the aid of new technology such as digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging the dentist is now able to design the veneers on a computer screen before instructing a computer to sculpt the veneers from specially chosen porcelain. This has drastically reduced the time you will need to spend in the surgery and made treatment a lot more pleasant.
Porcelain veneers look and feel just like real teeth and with the right care and attention will last up to twenty years before they need replacing. Not only will they look great but they will also protect the teeth from external damage by plaque and bacteria. Ask your Weybridge dentist for more information