Start your smile makeover with porcelain veneers in Newbury
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your front teeth, but you don’t need major dental work (such as orthodontics or implants), porcelain veneers could be your solution. Created from eggshell-thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to your existing teeth, veneers conceal a multitude of dental issues, including crooked, misaligned, chipped, gappy or permanently discoloured teeth. They’re the go-to treatment for the perfectly straight white smiles you see on celebrities and film stars – and luckily for patients in Newbury, veneers are a lot more accessible than they used to be. If you’re interested in getting veneers, book a consultation at Westbrook House Dental Surgery to discuss your options with us.
Veneers are placed over the top of your teeth (a similar concept to false fingernails), so to achieve a natural-looking smile, the dentist will need to file away a layer of enamel proportionate to the thickness of the veneers. This is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic. When your custom veneers are ready, the dentist will bond them in place using a special curing light. The veneers are then fine-tuned and finished by hand.
You should not feel any pain getting veneers. Sometimes we might use a local anaesthetic, but it’s not always necessary and applying veneers generally involves minimal discomfort.
Commit to looking after your new smile with good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, and your veneers have the potential to last as long as 15 years.