A dazzling smile stands out from the crowd. It lights up a person’s face. Unfortunately, some people are conspicuous for the wrong reasons. Chipped, damaged or discoloured teeth can all undermine the attractiveness of a smile. Patients who find that their teeth are letting them down have found it beneficial to consider veneers. Liverpool patients have used this technique to hide stains, cover damage and subtly mask the shape or alignment of their teeth. Veneers are very fine layers of tooth-coloured porcelain which cover the fronts of the teeth to provide a more attractive smile. While covering imperfections, they also look natural as the porcelain reflects light in the same way as natural teeth. They resist stains and provide an improved appearance for many years.
How are veneers in Liverpool fitted?
When a patient decides to have veneers in Liverpool at a practice such as Liverpool Smile Studio, the first stage is a comprehensive initial consultation. This gives them a chance to discuss whether veneers are the most appropriate approach and agree a treatment plan with their dentist. At the second visit the dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth to make space for the veneers to be fitted. An impression is taken of the teeth and the veneers are individually made in a laboratory. When they are ready, a special adhesive is used to permanently fix the porcelain shells to the teeth.
Why invest in having veneers?
Most patients who have veneers in Liverpool are aiming to improve their appearance and this is an immediately obvious benefit. It is possible to minimise stains or discolouration with teeth whitening procedures but this only temporary. Veneers should last for around ten years or more if they are looked after well. This means that having veneers in Liverpool is a long-term investment in a great smile. Improving the tone of teeth is not the only advantage. Many people are not aware that veneers can also make teeth look more attractive by reducing gaps, adding length or covering up damage which can make a big difference when it comes to aesthetics.