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Shoud I get Veneers?

Have you ever wondered how so many people on Instagram and Facebook have such great looking, perfect smiles? Are they using special filters? Or are they just plain lucky? Or perhaps they have had some excellent dentistry to get the most out of their smile.

Beautiful teeth make a lasting impression. Today, there are many options available today to transform the appearance and function of your teeth, from laser teeth whitening to dental veneers.

What Are Porcelain Veneers, Exactly?

A veneer is a very thin, but structurally solid, sheet of porcelain that is adhered to the surface of your existing tooth. Unlike a crown that covers the entire tooth, veneers are placed on the tooth’s front surface.

At Proud Smile, our dentists produce your veneers in-house using the latest dental technology to create perfect fitting veneers. Our veneers are colour coded to your existing teeth or we can use a lighter shade to brighten your smile.

Who Is a Good Candidate to Get Porcelain Veneers on Their Teeth?

Veneers are a highly effective way to transform the appearance of your teeth. They can be used to cover stains, worn down teeth, small gaps between teeth, chips, and minor misalignment of teeth.

To create a sense of consistency and achieve a more symmetrical result, people generally opt to get between 6 and 8 veneers. This many veneers instantly and dramatically improve your smile by restoring many teeth in one visit. Indeed, while most veneers adhere to upper teeth, they can be used on lower teeth too.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers are very strong and durable, and with proper care and regular visits to your dentist, they can last up to 15 years.

What Is The Process For Fitting Veneers?

Depending on your circumstances (including the number of veneers) it can take several hours to have your veneers installed.

Your dentist will clean and treat your teeth which will have the veneers bonded to them. In this process, some of the existing tooth structure will be lost as the dentist prepares the surface. Don’t worry; your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic and numbing gel so that you don’t feel any pain.

Once prepared, your dentist will need to create impressions of your teeth.

At Proud Smile, instead of messy moulds, we use an optical camera to create a 3D image of the mouth to create virtual impressions. Through Computer Animated Design and Manufacturing, we can make the best fitting veneers in-house on the same day. This means that you do not need to have any temporary veneers installed and won’t have to come back for additional visits to the dentist ( which everyone appreciates!)

When your veneers are ready, they will be permanently bonded to the front of the tooth. Whilst there might be some soreness once the anaesthesia wears off, you will be able to eat using your new veneers straight away.

Why Proud Smile?

Veneers are a highly effective form of restorative dentistry. Quick and relatively painless, they can create a massive improvement where other options have failed.

At Proud Smile, we know that one solution doesn’t fit all mouths. But if you are not happy with the appearance of your smile (or just want to see what’s possible) then we will find a solution that will blow you away! After all, we want you to be proud of your smile.