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Are Veneers Right For You

Dental veneers Liverpool are an excellent solution for people wanting to make a big change to the aesthetic of their teeth with minimal invasion and effort. They can tackle a heap of different issues, including gaps, chips, cracks and discolouration. If you’re someone who’s looking to make a change then veneers could be exactly what you’re looking for. Let’s take a closer look.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are fine sheets of material that are stuck over your natural teeth to give them a new look. For the most part, they come in two types of materials either porcelain or composite bonding. Porcelain is great if you want to cover the whole of the tooth and give it a totally new look, and composite is great if you want to work on specific cracks and chips.

Who Can Have Veneers?

Anyone who wants to make a change can opt for veneers as long as their teeth and gums are in good health. The procedure is very minimally invasive but irreversible, so this is something to keep in mind if you are considering them.


What Happen When You Have Them Fitted

We’re going to focus on porcelain veneers for this one and ones that are made for your unique teeth. Firstly your dentist will clean your teeth and then begin to shave away the top layer of enamel, this is so that they can get the veneers to fit perfectly over your teeth. Once this is complete they will take impressions of your teeth which will be sent to a lab so that the veneers can be made. During this time you will be fitted with temporary veneers so their teeth aren’t left totally exposed.

Once the veneers are back from the lab, your dentist will coat them with a dental adhesive, let them set and give them a good clean-up. Simple as that, in just two visits you’ll have a brand new smile.

Taking Care Of Veneers

Your new veneers will be quite strong but that doesn’t by any means mean they are completely indestructible, you still need to take good care of them. Keeping on top of your oral hygiene routine is still super important, and that means cleaning twice daily plus flossing as paying attention to your gums is crucial.

For lots of patients, one of the benefits of veneers is that they give a really white finish, and though the veneers are usually stain-resistant, they can still stain, so being mindful of what you’re consuming is really important. Modern life lends itself to lots of tea, coffee and red wine, which is great on one hand, but not great for the colour of our teeth. Just clock in with whether or not you’re someone who’s a big tea/coffee drinker, and see whether you could work on cutting down.

A big no-no for veneers is opening things with your teeth, look we’ve all done it, and sometimes it’s just a natural thing to do, but it’s really bad for them and could cause chips and cracks, which is an expense you can easily avoid.

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