May 23rd, 2011
Dental veneers have been an effective way of concealing cracked, chipped and stained teeth for a good number of years now and patients have reaped the benefits of increased self confidence that comes as a result. But what some people don’t know is that dental veneers can also be used on crooked teeth too. This might be just the solution that you have been looking for if you have a solitary crooked tooth, perhaps at the front of your mouth and don’t think it is worth the trouble of having a brace fitted.
Veneers tend to be made from special dental porcelain these days which has the advantage of being lightweight while still retaining a high level of durability. They are also resistant to staining too. They are highly flexible in the hands of dentists so they can easily be fitted over teeth which are not quite aligned correctly. The appearance will be created of a row of teeth that are all perfectly aligned with one another and no one will know that you even have a veneer in place. As an extra fillip, your dentist can even match your dental veneer to the shade and texture of your surrounding teeth.
You should talk to your Molesley dentist if you have one or more misaligned tooth which is bothering you. There are a number of solutions to this problem but dental veneers are definitely worth considering because they are quick to fit, efficient and generally more affordable than more intensive and/or long lasting treatments. The penetration of digital technological equipment into dental surgeries now means that dental veneers can be fitted in just a single session at the dentist by using three dimensional x-rays.
May 11th, 2010
A Porcelain Veneer is the perfect way to achieve a long term look to your teeth, they are tailor made just for you and so they look so natural once fitted. Your dental surgery will first arrange a visit so the cosmetic dentist can take digital photos and X-rays of the teeth that need the veneers on them, says a Shepperton dentist. These are then made by a technician specifically for you and your problem. That can be a cracked; chipped of discoloured tooth, in some cases a veneer can also hide a misaligned tooth and instantly fix it. There are different thicknesses of veneer, but for a porcelain one you will generally get the thickest and most hard wearing. In order to fit it the dentist will have to skim the tooth of some natural enamel, the amount is always equal to the thickness of the veneer. Because of this once the enamel is removed, you can only ever have more veneers placed on the tooth when the veneer wears out or becomes discoloured, as they will do after around 10-15 years. The new veneer is fitted in much the same way, although instead of skimming the enamel the dentist will just remove the old veneer, and then fit a new one. There are thinner versions that require less skimming, but it really is a case of horses for courses here as the thinner veneers don`t last as long. Porcelain is a natural clay and very hard wearing, and as more people have the treatment, the quicker the price is reduced. With a method called CEREC it is now possible to have a veneer made and fitted in one sitting, in around an hour or more.
September 13th, 2009
Dental bonding is a process which aims to restore the appearance of a tooth or teeth by the application of tooth coloured resin. It is most often used for the repair of chipped or cracked teeth, to close up excessive space between teeth and to improve the look of discoloured teeth. It can also be used as a barrier to protect exposed sensitive areas of teeth and to alter the shape and appearance of existing teeth.
Dental bonding is one of the most routine cosmetic dental procedures and as such is one of the cheapest. Unlike certain other cosmetic procedures like crowns or veneers, dental bonding does not need to be manufactured in laboratory conditions. This also means that bonding procedures can be carried out in one visit to the dentist. Both of these factors mean the process is generally much cheaper for the patient. However, it should be noted that if the bonding required involves more than one or two teeth the dentist may not be able to carry out al the work in one session.
Dental bonding is also relatively painless in most instances and anaesthteic is only ever really required when the bonding is being applied to sensitive areas like cavities that surround nerve endings.
Dental bonding is the ideal tool for dentists to carry out small repairs and because of its low cost it is also very popular with patients. However, although dental bonding is very tough it can chip or crack itself and even though it resists staining it is not as effective in this area as a crown. Nonetheless, dental bonding is an incredibly useful minor procedure that can help prevent further damage to your teeth and also serves a very useful cosmetic purpose.
The actual process of dental bonding is very straightforward. The dentist will find a shade of resin that most closely matches your existing teeth. They will then apply the resin and mold it to the desired shape. The resin is then set and hardened by a laser. The whole process should take no longer than an hour and is the most cost effective and pain-free ways to look after your teeth.
If you think you may have minor damage to a tooth, make an appointment with a Surbiton dentist and they will be able to assess whether dental bonding can work for you.