Crafting Your Dream Smile with Porcelain Veneers
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Crafting Your Dream Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Crafting Your Dream Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are very popular in cosmetic dentistry, says a qualified dentist in London. These are ultra-thin layers of tooth-coloured materials that are used to cover up the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. The layers or shells are bonded using dental cement. Veneers treatment magically improves the overall appearance of the teeth including their shape, length, colour and even size.

Smile Works Dental is a reliable destination for porcelain veneers at Harley Street, Marylebone. The skilled and experienced dentist at this practice says this procedure is your best bet to recreate that perfect smile you have always dreamt about.

This branch of cosmetic dentistry is suitable for people with chipped, misaligned, uneven, stained and worn out teeth.

Certain factors are known to affect the success of this clinical procedure. Let us discuss those factors in the paragraph below.

Factors that ensure success for porcelain veneers treatment

Strong and healthy teeth and gums: An overall sound oral health is the basic criterion for porcelain veneers treatment. If you have fillings in the teeth, periodontal gum infection, fractured or decayed teeth – you are certainly not an ideal candidate for the treatment. Dentists consider teeth veneers as on option only if your oral cavity is stable and healthy. A comprehensive oral diagnosis is necessary during the initial appointment to assess whether you are suitable for the treatment.

Properly aligned teeth: If your teeth are misaligned, you are not an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers treatment either. The teeth must be moved to correct alignment before you can move on to improve their overall appearance. Orthodontic teeth straightening dentistry has evolved in recent times to offer you a number of reliable options to resolve severe cases of teeth misalignment. You can choose between discreet braces treatment using Invisalign and conventional metal braces.

Sufficient presence of tooth enamel: When you have a sufficient amount of enamel present in the teeth, bonding porcelain veneers to the teeth surface becomes easier. You are not a good candidate for this cosmetic dentistry treatment if you lack a proper level of enamel in the teeth.

Stain-free teeth: People having severe teeth staining are not considered as good candidates for this treatment. These include tetracycline staining, dentin staining, staining resulting from root canal therapy or RCT. In such cases, patients are recommended for teeth whitening first followed by teeth veneers treatment.

Alignment of the gum tissues: Your gum tissues also need to be re-aligned before veneers treatment. This involves a special procedure called gingivectomy. It ensures the veneers look natural on the teeth.

Importance of sound oral habits

Sound oral habits are another important factor to recognise an ideal candidate for teeth veneers treatment. If you have the following nasty habits, you are certainly not fit for the cosmetic dentistry treatment:

  • Teeth grinding
  • Nail-biting
  • Teeth clenching
  • Chewing pen caps
  • Using the teeth as bottle-opener to uncork bottles

Each of these habits put you in the high-risk bracket for veneer failure.

Our friendly dentist handling cosmetic dentistry cases using porcelain veneers at Harley Street have something important to add. 

According to him, porcelain veneers require proper care and maintenance. Professional teeth cleaning, routine dental examination and maintaining sound oral hygiene are some of the crucial aspects of veneers maintenance. If you fail to take proper care of your veneers, the teeth may develop caries and the veneers may even break down exposing the previous set of teeth.

Porcelain veneers can change your smile magically overnight. Please feel free to contact us to book your appointment for the treatment today.