Category: Veneer

Are you looking to have that picture perfect, beautiful smile without needing to wait months or even years to make it happen? If you have several features that you’re not completely happy about in regards to your smile, rather than tackling them one by one, have you ever thought about using veneers in Liverpool to hide these flaws whilst protecting your teeth at the same time?

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This treatment is favoured by celebrities for a reason. It is a phenomenal way to create that perfect looking smile in an instant. Now, you can also experience the luxury treatment of the stars with veneers in Liverpool.

You can choose to have a single tooth done or a complete smile makeover. Rest assured that our dentists will be able to match the shape, colour and size of the veneer to your other teeth perfectly or help you to choose a shade that looks both natural yet outstanding so that you can feel confident smiling your best possible smile.

How does it work?

Veneers in Liverpool are basically a thin, porcelain shell that is cemented onto your natural tooth and can stay there for a very long time. You can basically think of them as a long lasting version of fake nails and how they are able to provide you with that length and shape that you want on your fingertips.

These shells on your teeth allow you to disguise minor to quite serious imperfections to your smile. It is possible to effectively cover issues with your teeth such as broken, chipped or cracked teeth with this treatment. Furthermore, your teeth will be somewhat protected from more harm if you cover them with this treatment, essentially doubling its effectiveness

If you have a particular tooth that is resistant to whitening treatments because of a previous dental treatment, or all of your teeth are yellowing due to medication, then you may very well feel helpless in not being able to have a bright, white smile.

Thankfully, again, this treatment is perfect for those people who cannot see any positive impact of a teeth whitening treatment on the condition of their teeth. Because we can choose the shape of the shells, you can opt for a brilliant white if you so wish to.

Are there any negative associations with this treatment?

We won’t beat around the bush, they are expensive. However, there is great value to the impact that they can have on your self-esteem and wellbeing regarding the appearance of your smile. You should also be made aware that they do not last forever. We can only guarantee around a decade of use and they must be replaced if they begin to chip away or break off completely, because of the method of application.

In order to roughen up the surface of the tooth to ensure a strong bond, we need to remove a thin layer of enamel from the outer surface of your teeth. This is harmless, but may increase sensitivity for a few days. Due to this and because of the special glue that we use, you should remain with these shells and replace them when need be for as long as possible.

Veneers are a popular type of cosmetic dentistry available at our modern, and welcoming dental clinic situated within the heart of Liverpool! Veneers in Liverpool are essentially wafer thin caps that adhere to the surface of the patient’s tooth using a special dental glue, they are designed to amend the appearance of chipped, broken or irregularly shaped teeth.

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What should I expect from the veneers in Liverpool treatment process?

Many of our patients may be familiar with the term ‘veneers’ however they may be unsure as to what to expect from the cosmetic treatment process (especially for those who experience anxiety within a dental environment). At our clinic within Liverpool we choose to adopt a patient-centred dental approach, our team custom make our porcelain crowns to ensure our patients achieve the best possible dental results.

What are the benefits of receiving veneers?

Within the modern field of cosmetic dentistry there are a vast array of dental options now available for our patients, veneers are a popular option thanks to their very minimal tooth reduction in addition to their natural aesthetic appearance and their long term durable nature..

How long will my porcelain veneers last?

Many of our patients understandably view their dental work as a substantial financial investment which is why they may ask our dental team how long their veneers are expected to last! It is important to remember that every dental case is completely different, despite these individual differences however veneers, with the adequate cleaning regime, and regular dental check-ups, can last for more than ten years.

What to expect from your consultation..

After you have discussed with our dental specialists and decided that porcelain veneers are the right solution for your smile then we can begin the treatment process! Initially the teeth must be prepared for the cosmetic dental treatment, the first layer of the tooth is removed in order to set a polished surface for the custom made porcelain veneers (this will allow for a smoother treatment process).

How long will it take for my porcelain veneers to be complete?

This is a question we get frequently asked at our dental clinic, as many of our patients may wish to amend the appearance of their smile ready for a special occasion (such as a wedding or a work event, to name just a few common examples). Although our dental healthcare professionals treat every dental case as entirely unique, a typical veneer treatment may take just two visits to complete!

Will the porcelain veneers hurt?

Many of our patients may worry about the treatment process prior to their scheduled visit to our clinic, they may also be concerned regarding any discomfort or pain during the procedure. Despite many of our patients being concerned, they need not fear! Our patients’ will be given a local anaesthetic to ensure they will not experience discomfort or pain (sedation is always an option for our more nervous patients).

Get in touch with a dental specialist..

If you are interested in receiving porcelain veneers at our surgery then please get in touch with a member of our specialist team! Located on our website we not only provide our direct contact information, however we also display an ‘ask the expert’ option.

More and more people are hearing about veneers in Liverpool these days because it is becoming more available to us all, rather than it being solely for the rich and famous.

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Many celebrities sport these porcelain shells and it is fast becoming the norm to have picture-perfect straight, white and even teeth. We are obsessed with this image as it is seen as more attractive, exuding health and status.

If you want to have perfect teeth but don’t think you could ever achieve this look, think again! Almost everyone can disguise imperfections in their smile with veneers in Liverpool. Our dentists can talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have regarding how it works, how long it will take and how long it lasts. Although veneers in Liverpool are not a budget option, if you look after them, they can last for upwards of 10 years and potentially, there is no expiry date on veneers, meaning you can benefit from a healthy-looking smile for life.

Let’s go through some of the popular questions that are asked so that you can obtain some general information regarding how this fantastic procedure works.

How long will it take?

This treatment is extremely quick as opposed to other solutions that can perfect your smile. In as little as 2 appointments, you can have that perfect looking smile you have always wanted. The initial consultation involves preparing your teeth for the application of the shells and finding the right shell to look right in your mouth as you smile.

We then have these veneers made and apply them during the second consultation. If you are working towards a full set, otherwise known as a smile makeover, there is the potential for application to take a little longer.

Does it hurt?

We do apply a local anaesthetic so that you will not feel anything and if you are a little nervous, then dental sedation is available so that you are also relaxed. As we remove a very thin layer of enamel in order to prepare the surface of your teeth for the shells, you can experience some sensitivity to your teeth.

This should go away after a week or so on its own, but it is important to be aware of this potential sensitivity so as to not be alarmed by it.

Other than that, porcelain veneers are a comfortable and convenient method of cosmetic dentistry that addresses many issues that people present with regarding the appearance of their smile

Who can have them?

This treatment is designed for people who have a smile that they are not entirely happy with. They work to cover and protect teeth that are chipped, broken or cracked. They also disguise discoloured teeth and work well for those people who have stains or yellowing from previous dental treatments or by medication that cannot otherwise be removed.

People with slightly crooked or gapped teeth can quickly and conveniently rectify this issue with this treatment as well.

Veneers in Liverpool are fast becoming one of the most sought after dental treatments, thanks to the outstanding results that have been seen from the numerous celebrities that sport these cosmetic fixtures.

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Many regular patients have chosen to invest in this procedure now and with good reason. Not only do they last for a very long time and with research and investments into the materials used it is likely they will last longer still in coming months and years; but they can cater to a range of different complaints that you may present with.

So if you have short teeth, crooked teeth, broken, chipped or cracked teeth or if they are discoloured and generally unsightly, then you too can use veneers in Liverpool, to obtain that picture perfect smile that you have always wanted to have and keep it for a decade or even longer.

There are, as with any dental procedure, advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered before a decision is made as to whether veneers in Liverpool are right for you.

By going through them briefly, we believe you will be more prepared with the questions and concerns that you might have, so you can address your dentist with the right focus when you come in for a consultation.

It is important to be prepared as best you can, so that you are not lying awake annoyed with  yourself when you forget to make a certain query about a treatment that you are considering. Although our dentists cover everything you need to know, it is sometimes important to ask about a point of concern regarding your personal situation, so that you can get the best possible advice in order to make an informed decision.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of veneers?

As we have said before, the advantages are plentiful. Many of your minor and even major dental concerns can be effectively disguised using this treatment, without the need for lengthy or complicated restorative treatments.

Because the whole process will only take a couple of appointments, you can have the smile of your dreams potentially within a few days, after an initial consultation with one of our team members at the Liverpool Smile Studio.

You may even be protecting a certain tooth from further damage by using this treatment, so you can be assured that for as long as the shells are intact, your tooth or teeth can not deteriorate anymore.

With that being said, we can move on to some disadvantages. It is critical that you ensure the upkeep of your porcelain shells is maintained, so this makes it an investment and a commitment for life. If one chips or breaks, and they only do have a shelf life of around a decade, you will need to replace them.

Also, this procedure is not cheap. Cost is one of the biggest deciding factors for many patients and an entire smile makeover will entail a considerable, but worthwhile cost.

However, for many, this is a small price to pay for the enormous positive sense of health and emotional wellbeing you can experience by having this treatment to perfect your smile.

Are you looking for a way to spruce up your smile, but are too sensitive to undertake traditional whitening? Do you have some minor cracks in your teeth that you want to hide? Perhaps you have a wedding coming up and have tried everything to get rid of those dark spots on your teeth to no avail.

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While these two cosmetic issues seem unrelated, there is a common solution to both of them, which involves no discomfort, no increased sensitivity to your teeth and, most importantly, is fast to apply.

When you come to our team at the Liverpool Smile Studio, we may recommend that a thin, porcelain covering is placed over your teeth to conceal any cracks or stubborn discolouration. Known as dental veneers in Liverpool, this simple and speedy method is perfect for correcting everything from staining to asymmetry, leaving you with a Hollywood worthy smile in minimal time. Perfect!

Are there any other advantages to having dental veneers in Liverpool? Here are our top 5!

Sensitivity

Earlier in this article, we discussed the issues surrounding dental whitening procedures due to sensitive teeth.

While having dental veneers in Liverpool fitted can resolve this issue instantly (as they can whiten your smile up to 16 shades), once placed, you will notice a reduction in the sensitivity of your teeth. In other words, the holes in your enamel that were responsible for that pain every time you sipped an iced drink are now closed, creating a pain-free tooth! Brilliant!

Strength

If you have had a root canal performed or need a way to strengthen a damaged tooth, these simple porcelain coverings are the answer.

As porcelain does not warp when exposed to temperatures, it is the perfect material to strengthen a weak tooth. And best of all, due to its natural appearance, you can achieve this without creating a cosmetic issue with your smile.

Easy maintenance

Many dental cosmetic procedures come with aftercare; for example, dental implants require careful brushing and maintenance while the gums heal.

However, once you have had these porcelain coverings attached to your teeth with dental cement, there is no specialist aftercare to follow. Just brush, rinse and floss as you normally would and you are good to go! They can even be whitened just like your regular teeth, so there are no concerns about having a smile made of mismatched teeth.

Chips and cracks

As mentioned earlier, porcelain coverings can conceal cracks at the centre or sides of the teeth, which also prevent bacteria from getting access to the pulp.

However, our team at the Liverpool Smile Studio can also shape them to conceal any chips at the side or top of your teeth too, creating a more symmetrical smile and appearance.

Longevity

One of the main advantages of these fittings is their longevity.

Provided that you maintain good oral hygiene, attend check-ups with our team and do not smoke or consume alcohol excessively, your new coverings should last up to 20 years! Great stuff!

Veneers in Liverpool are available to all of those who require them. A veneer can be described as a thin piece of porcelain, which can be used to recreate the look of natural teeth. They also can supply a source of strength and resilience to a person’s oral ability; this strength is not unlike the natural surface of the enamel.

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Veneers are custom made to the shape of your teeth, so they look different on each client. The veneers themselves are secured to the tooth’s original enamel surface during a series of procedures. They often require minimal tooth reduction, making this a relatively easy dental option. Clients often choose veneers to improve the appearance of uneven teeth. Teeth that are cracked, worn from time and not uniformly shaped can be improved with veneers.

Veneers can be one of the many ways to help you achieve the beautiful gleaming smile that you have always wished for. The treatment episode is done underneath local anaesthetic, allowing it to be virtually painless. Provided that veneers are properly cared for, in a way as instructed by your dentist, veneers can last more than 10 years. Provided you keep up with cleaning and brushing your teeth at the same time as keeping up with regular dental appointments, your veneers can last a long time.

How are veneers put into my mouth?

Veneers in Liverpool are built onto the teeth in a highly specific way, to allow the best possible results for your new smile. Your dentist will follow the correct and necessary steps to fit your veneers in the correct manner. Your dentist will ensure to walk you through each and every step and make sure that you understand the process, placing you at ease during all of your appointments. The first step involves a layer of your enamel being scraped from the surface of your teeth. This allows the veneers to be placed into the mouth and helps bond the porcelain to the teeth. The second step involves glue being added to the teeth, this is followed by the veneers being placed directly onto the teeth. Several appointments may be required in order to promote the best possible results, but it will ensure that you have something to smile about in the end.

Why should I get veneers? How could they benefit me?

Veneers in Liverpool completed by Liverpool Smile Studio are highly regarded by the people who have had them done. Many clients’ testimonies can vouch that they are extremely with the outcome of their dental treatment and very happy with their new smile. Many people are not happy with the way their mouth looks and will often go to great lengths not to show it to others. Self-esteem can often be linked to a poor body image and no one deserves to feel like that; a bright smile could be a way to combat negative feelings about yourself. If you are unhappy with your smile and often find yourself laughing behind your hand to avoid embarrassment, then maybe veneers could be right for you. Everyone deserves to smile, including you, and everyone has something to smile about.

Anyone with the slightest tooth imperfection can benefit from veneers in Liverpool.  From chipped, to cracked and dull teeth, veneers are aesthetic treatments that correct a wide range of minor dental issues.

If you hate the way your teeth look, visit our clinic, Liverpool Smile Studio, for a smile transformation that you will love.

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What are veneers in Liverpool?

Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to your teeth.  The material, usually comprising porcelain or composite resin, is durable and made to look like the rest of your natural teeth.

How many teeth can you treat at a time?

You can treat one or multiple teeth, the choice is up to you entirely, depending on your needs and budget.

What dental problems can you treat with veneers?

As we have mentioned, you can treat a wide range of issues that affect your smile.

From something as slight as a small chip, through to a more seriously fractured tooth.

Will the effects look natural?

Many people request that the veneers be ultra-white, which is not a good idea because the natural shade of your teeth is off-white to grey.

A skilled cosmetic dentist chooses the right tint for your veneers in Liverpool so that it blends with your surrounding teeth.

The subtle results will improve your confidence.

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on whether the veneers are prefabricated or custom made, obtaining veneers takes one or two appointments.

The steps to obtaining custom-fabricated veneers are as follows:

  • Dental impressions are taken of the tooth and sent to the laboratory. We will place a temporary veneer over the chip, crack, or fracture in the meantime.
  • Once we receive the new veneer, we will prepare it by etching it, then place the piece over your tooth to ensure that the contour is precisely right.
  • We then cement the veneer in place, which is then light cured for approximately sixty seconds.  The curing ensures your new tooth piece is fastened securely in place.
  • Any excess debris will be removed from your mouth.

Does the procedure require anaesthesia ?

At the forefront of people’s minds is whether the cosmetic procedure hurts.  Bonding veneers to your tooth involves minimal pain.  However, you may experience some discomfort if you have sensitive teeth.

Ask your dental practitioner about administering anaesthesia if you do have a low pain threshold or have dental anxiety.

Are veneers an alternative to braces?

You can use veneers to correct minor misalignment problems, such as bridging spaces between gapped teeth.  By opting for veneers, you will not have to endure wearing braces for a lengthy period.

What should I do if I don’t like my veneers in Liverpool?

You have to be sure about veneers because once glued into place; they cannot be removed.

How long will a veneer last?

Veneers can last between ten to twenty years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth.  While veneers can’t last forever, having good oral hygiene will help them to last longer.

When you are not completely comfortable with your smile, it can seriously impact your self confidence and how you engage in social and business interactions. You might not even be aware that you are smiling less and avoiding eye contact, which can lead to some devastating conclusions made about your personality and intelligence.

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We believe that it is critically important to have a healthy mouth that can support you throughout your entire life. You should not just be comfortable with your smile, you should absolutely love to share it with the world.

Confidence is such a delicate thing. By taking small steps in doing what you can to improve your self-confidence, you  may be making huge leaps towards creating a more successful and fulfilling life for yourself. Veneers in Liverpool could be your first step towards a healthier and happier version of you.

A dedicated, understanding and modern dentist has the ability, and desire, to improve upon the natural beauty of your smile. We aim to bring your true beauty within your smile out for all to see. We absolutely love doing our job.

We welcome you to enjoy the journey along with us, as we set to make subtle and sometimes extravagant changes to your face and smile with veneers in Liverpool. This smile makeover treatment is a fast and incredibly effective way in which to achieve the smile you have always dreamed of having.

What is this treatment?

Dental veneers in Liverpool are fast becoming a favourite option as they meet a combination of different needs that you may have with your teeth. From stained teeth, to cracked, chipped, or broken teeth.  We are able to neatly cover these for a long time whilst also protecting them.

Even slightly misaligned teeth that are crossing over, or with gaps in between, can be masked with this treatment.

A conservative restorative treatment, veneers cover the outer edge of each individual tooth with a thin shell that is shaded and shaped to the appearance that best suits your smile. We aim to achieve a natural look whilst giving you a glowing white and confident smile.

By covering your teeth, you are able to further protect them from damage. Know that this is not a permanent fixture and you should expect to have them replaced after a decade or so if cared for correctly. Even though these shells are strong, they are vulnerable to damage just like your regular teeth and can chip, break, or wear down.

Application of the shells is a speedy process where they are glued with a special dental cement. In order to do this, a thin layer of enamel needs to be removed from the tooth surface and can cause sensitivity. This should go away after a few days.

We encourage you to come and meet with us to discuss the advantages and potential risks of this treatment. This journey is one that many patients only wish they had taken sooner once they see the end results. We are here for you whenever you are ready to transform yourself into a more confident, healthier, and happier you.

When it comes to cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers in Liverpool there are technical factors that require adequate preparation before the procedure. Equally essential is the expertise of the dental practitioner in application. These two factors bear significant weight on the outcome of treatment, which is why patients interested in veneers in Liverpool should  choose with careful consideration the practitioner that will perform the treatment.

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The wrong choice in dental practitioner can thwart the desired result of veneers in Liverpool. As not every dental practitioner has the required experience or skills to produce aesthetically pleasing results, finding out about their cosmetic dentistry portfolio is a good idea.

When veneer treatments may be unsuccessful

  1. Neglecting to address existing dental issues before the veneer procedure

Before a veneer treatment can be carried out, a dental practitioner needs to ascertain the good oral health of the patient. Any pre-existing dental issue such as an infection or tooth decay needs to be treated first, as it may compromise the success of the procedure. Treating these conditions after applying veneers may present further complications.

  • Receiving poor quality veneer products

Overall, veneers offer a relatively long-term lifespan. What will influence this longevity are the use of poor quality materials and the bad oral habits of patients.  One bad habit in particular is bruxism or grinding one’s teeth. A dentist can suggest measures that will help a patient avoid grinding their teeth. At Liverpool Smile Studio we offer our patients porcelain veneers that are renowned for their aesthetic quality as well as functional quality.

  • Patients may experience discomfort during the procedure

It is not usual for patients to feel discomfort during a veneer procedure, but it can happen especially if the practitioner is inexperienced or rushed through the procedure. We use a local anaesthetic for our veneer procedures and if necessary for really anxious patients, dental sedation can be arranged.  There may be an initial tooth sensitivity after the procedure, but a dentist can advise on how to minimise or manage this.

  • Outcome may differ from expectations

Very often patients have an exact idea of what they would like their smile to look like. This is almost always influenced by a particular famous personality’s smile. What patients don’t factor in is that the shape of their facial structure may differ from that of the famous person, which is why the final result may not look the same.

  • Procedure preparation may result in excessive tooth mass loss

Some patients will require their teeth to be prepared before the veneers can be applied. Preparations can involve the dentist shaving a bit off the tooth’s layer. This process is irreversible and an inexperienced practitioner can shave off more of the tooth’s surface than is necessary.

  • Miscommunication with the dental practitioner

The wrong choice in dentist can open up problems in miscommunication. The right dentist will listen to a patient’s needs and desired outcomes.

For a rewarding veneer treatment experience, choose Liverpool Smile Studios. We are happy to discuss with you the process involved, the products we use and successful outcomes we have offered our patients.

The ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is almost upon us! And even though another year is almost behind us, a new one ahead and to-do lists all around, one thing you should not neglect during the festivities is your dental health. To make sure you look great during Christmas and New Year festivities why not consider getting veneers in Liverpool?

liverpool-veneersOur team at Liverpool Smile Studio are always happy to discuss the procedure with you and answer your questions. To give you some insight before you come and see us, the following article will run you through three things you need to know before you consider getting veneers.

1 – Veneers in Liverpool have a number of benefits

Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry – their purpose is to improve and brighten your smile. After the procedure at Liverpool Smile Studio, you can be certain that your smile will be transformed!

The use of veneers is a great way to improve chipped or broken teeth, and misaligned or badly stained teeth. These are just a few examples of what we’re able to help you with when it comes to veneers. You will need to have only one or two visits with us to ensure that your veneers look great on you.

Chat to us more during your consultation to see if veneers are the best option for you and what to expect.

2 – We use a local anaesthetic during the procedure

Many people want to know if the procedure will be painful; the answer is no it will not. If you do experience any pain as we work, please let us know right away. Our local anaesthetic works to keep you comfortable as we remove thin layers of enamel from your teeth. This process is important because the adhesive we apply afterwards allows the porcelain veneers to bond closely with your teeth. The strong and natural-looking veneers will last a long time if you care for them.

3 – Caring for your veneers

If you want to make sure that your veneers last for as long as ten years, you have to care for them. How do you do this? When you come to see us at Liverpool Smile Studio, we’ll run you through what’s needed from you and what’s needed from us.

For example, you should schedule appointments with us so we can check the veneers and assist you if needed. You’ll have to maintain good dental hygiene practices, like brushing your teeth at least twice a day and rinsing your mouth after eating meals known to stain your teeth.

Make an appointment with us today

Get a head start on the festivities and plan to have your veneers fitted before the year is out. If you’re wondering about the price of our veneers, please enquire about our latest discounts and any offers we currently have.

If you need to reach us, you can do so via phone, email, Facebook, Twitter or on LinkedIn! We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool Smile Studio – let this be the year you finally enhance your smile!