Category: Veneer

Porcelain veneers Liverpool have been a popular option for covering imperfections on people’s teeth for a long time, and we love providing them to our patients. Our team always strives to give you the results you are looking for, carried out to a very high standard so that you can enjoy a new and refreshed smile that lasts.

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What are veneers?

To start off our guide to veneers Liverpool, we will first explain what they are. As mentioned above, veneers are used to cover imperfections on your teeth, such as cracks, or mild misalignment. You could compare them to false nails, but for your teeth instead. Your veneers will be custom-made just for you, so that they fit your mouth size and face shape. The number of veneers you get is totally up to you, you can either choose to have one veneer, a few or a whole set. If you decide to just get one or a few, we will make sure that they are shaped and coloured to fit in with the rest of your teeth nicely.

Our process

When you come to our practice looking to get veneers Liverpool, we will firstly have a consultation appointment with you. This is a crucial part of the process, as it means we can get to know you and what you want to get out of the treatment. We will also examine your teeth and take scans to get a deeper look.

If all goes well and you would like to go ahead with the treatment, your veneers can start to be made. You may be given some temporary veneers in the meantime, which will give you an idea of what your permanent ones will look like.

Once your permanent set of veneers is ready, we can invite you back to the practice to start attaching them. We may need more than one appointment to do this, it all depends on your needs and how many veneers you are getting. To begin, we will usually need to remove a thin layer of enamel to make way for the veneer, and this also roughens the tooth’s surface which helps with the bonding. After this, we will attach the veneers to the front of your teeth using a dental adhesive, and a strong beam of light to harden it. Once they are on your teeth, we can make any final adjustments if they are needed and then you’ll be all done!

Advantages

Our patients have really loved their results from veneers, and that’s why we are so proud to provide them at our practice. There are many other benefits that you can enjoy from this treatment too, and that’s why it has continued to stay so popular over the years.

Easy to keep clean

One of the main things that is so great about having veneers is how easy they are to care for. The porcelain material that we use is stain-resistant which really helps to keep your new smile looking white and fresh. When it comes to cleaning them, it is very simple, you don’t need to do anything different to what you would normally do. All you need to do is brush and floss your teeth as usual and you’re good to go!

Long-lasting

Another thing that makes veneers stand out is how long they last. With good oral hygiene, they can last for 20 years or more! It is definitely worth getting this treatment if you are looking for long-term help with imperfections on your teeth.

Teeth imperfections such as chips, cracks, and discolouration are more than superficial concerns that lead to an unsightly smile. These undesirable oral situations can threaten the health of teeth, too, which is why patients should look to acquire dental solutions like  veneers Liverpool to address these threats.

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Veneers Liverpool, or dental laminates as they are also known by many patients, are a go-to choice when it comes to improving tooth surface issues.  Recognising the role a winning smile plays in boosting confidence, we at Liverpool Smile Studio offer patients a wide range of top-quality cosmetic dental solutions including veneers Liverpool to realise the smile of their dreams.

Veneers feature a very simple but highly effective design. They consist of wafer-thin dental material (porcelain or composite ceramic materials) that form a shield over the tooth surface, covering the defective issue perfectly. These laminates are bonded well to tooth enamel ensuring that they cannot move out of position once installed.

Why do patients prefer dental veneers as their treatment of note over alternative cosmetic methods? We take a look at some of the oft-cited reasons that promote this particular cosmetic dental solution.

Reasons to make dental veneers your first choice

Dental veneers retain the look and feel of natural teeth. An experienced dentist will know how to create a seamless look when using them to enhance the look of a smile. Teeth may need to be prepared (enamel filed down) before a veneer can be placed over them.

A varied range of imperfections can be easily and quickly dealt with using dental veneers. They are sought to correct: tooth discolouration or stains that are not easily removed, chips, cracks, irregular shaped or sized teeth, weakened teeth, and for minimising gaps between teeth.

Veneers are incredibly durable. Don’t let the fact that these laminates are made from wafer-thin dental material fool you, provided they are well looked after, they can help to protect teeth for a relatively long period of time.

For a maintenance-friendly cosmetic dental solution, veneers are hard to beat. Patients are required to keep up with a strict oral hygiene programme and keep away from the typical risky foods that can damage teeth. Other recommended pro dental health obligations remain such as sticking to healthy eating guidelines and attending routine clinic check-ups.

The process of installing dental veneers is a fairly simple one. Desirable results can be achieved in a few visits to our dental clinic – the exact number will be determined at the consultation, as this factor depends heavily on the patient’s individual situation.

Porcelain veneers have long been used in the dental industry as a proven way to hide tooth flaws and blemishes. Transforming the appearance of a smile has never been more easily attainable thanks to their accessibility.

Are you looking for a fuss-free way to transform a worn-out smile? You may be a perfect candidate for dental veneers. Only a professional consultation can reliably determine suitability, so why not give us a call today to set up an appointment with our highly capable dental practitioner at our dental studio?

A simple but effective solution

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When a tooth is damaged and whether it be a chip, crack or repositioning of the tooth, either you may consider the imperfection unimportant and continue with daily life, or it may be that the first thing you notice on a daily basis is this slight alteration to your smile. This is where we, at Liverpool Smile Studio, can use veneers Liverpool to quickly and efficiently blend your tooth with your natural smile without the need for extensive surgery or tooth realignment processes.

So what are they?

In simple terms, a dental veneer is essentially a cap or shell that can be placed over your natural tooth. Using a special cement, the cap will be bonded to your natural tooth, strengthening it and removing the visible imperfection that may have been affecting your daily smile.

As with all dental treatments, it is important to have the tooth blend in with the surrounding teeth in terms of colour, shape and size. This is why the caps are custom-made to suit each patient’s teeth. The purpose of this solution is to improve the smile without any extensive procedures; therefore, it is often suitable for those suffering from a nervous disposition towards visits to the dentists.

Aftercare

Although you may initially feel the need to protect this tooth, it is important to care for and clean your veneers in the same fashion as your other natural teeth for as long as possible. We advise that you avoid harder foods; the holiday rock from Cornwall may not be suitable to eat. Eating soups and sipping through straws for the rest of your days is not necessary either, so treat it as one of your own and remember to visit us for regular dental checkups to protect your natural teeth as well as your veneers Liverpool.

Repairing a veneer

In some cases, your veneers may be damaged either due to a slight chip, crack or a variety of other possibilities. In these cases, you will always have to get a complete replacement of the veneer rather than a simple repair solution. Therefore, it is important to take care of your teeth as a whole, whether it be through your daily care, through your regular visits to our dental practice or by avoiding habits such as nail-biting or teeth-grinding. A simple bad habit may not seem like a huge deal, but the knock-on effect could lead to further dental problems and costs later in life.

A solution to stand against time

Although it does depend on the individual case, for those with a high level of care within their oral hygiene process, veneers Liverpool can last up to around 10 years. Therefore, this simple solution can help nervous patients avoid regular tweaks to their straightening process or avoid hours spent in the chair to repair a broken tooth. Whilst regular dental health checks are essential, overall, when cared for efficiently, the tooth with a cap merely blends into the normal routine.

Teeth that appear worn, chipped or heavily stained can easily ruin the look of a smile. To fix these and other similar issues, patients can opt to be treated with veneers Liverpool, also known as dental caps. Veneers Liverpool treatment plans involve an experienced cosmetic dentist placing thin custom-made shells or caps of porcelain over the affected teeth, effectively concealing tooth surface imperfections.

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At our Liverpool Smile Studio, we have a professional in-house cosmetic dentist to offer patients durable, top-quality porcelain veneers Liverpool for a beautiful smile.

To receive these wafer-thin dental caps, patients will need the receiving tooth or teeth to be prepared, which, in most cases, involves the enamel to be filed down minimally. Thereafter, our cosmetic dentist will carefully bond the dental cap to the tooth using a specially formulated adhesive.

A good oral hygiene practice at home and routine appointments with our dentist to check on oral health ensure that patients enjoy their smiles for the long term. Here are a few more advantages of porcelain dental caps that make this treatment plan such an attractive option.

Plus points of porcelain dental caps

Dental caps are versatile

One of the main reasons for its huge popularity is that dental caps can be used to improve the appearance of teeth in a myriad of situations. They are suitable for discoloured teeth that cannot be brightened, teeth that have slight gaps in between them, teeth that are irregularly shaped or chipped and patients who do not want to wear braces.

Dental caps protect the health and structure of teeth

As an external covering placed over the teeth, dental caps provide an additional layer of protection, which is particularly beneficial if the tooth is chipped or cracked. Chips or cracks in teeth make them vulnerable to the invasion of harmful microorganisms; therefore, placing a dental covering over these openings minimises this undesirable situation from happening,

Dental caps are tailor-made to suit individual patients

Dental caps offer high aesthetic value because they are tailor-made to suit each patient, matching the colour, shape and size of the rest of the natural teeth in the dental arch.

Dental caps are tough

They may be wafer-thin in width but the material dental caps are made of is extremely durable and non-porous, which makes them highly resistant to staining and tooth decay.

Dental caps are easy to care for

Caring for dental caps is the very same as one would for natural teeth: brushing twice a day and flossing frequently. Patients can further protect their investment in dental caps through regular checkups at our practice to ensure that all is well with their dental health.

If your smile looks a little worn and could do with a makeover, why not schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist? At Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer numerous high-quality cosmetic dental treatments, including invisible braces and facial aesthetic treatments like lip fillers, to help you look your best. Give our friendly front desk team a call to find out more.

At the Liverpool Smile Studio it is the principal aim of our bespoke dental practice to create beautiful and elegant smiles for each and every one of our patients.

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We specialise in a broad range of treatments, including veneers Liverpool, which can have a massively positive and uplifting impact on both how our patients’ smiles look, and how they feel when they use them.

What are veneers Liverpool?

Being unsatisfied with the way one or more aspects of your smile looks is perfectly normal and one of the most common reasons for patients turning to our practice for help.

One of the most effective ways of treating multiple aesthetic concerns that patients commonly have – such as stained, discoloured, crooked or uneven teeth, is through veneers Liverpool.

Most people commonly associate veneers with the teeth of celebrities, television personalities and movie stars, thanks to the procedure’s proven ability to completely transform a person’s dental aesthetics and create a more cohesive and together-looking smile.

However, veneers are not something that is purely reserved only for the rich and famous, as they can actually be installed for a far more affordable price than you might imagine.

At Liverpool Smile Studio we regularly instal both single veneers, which can make a single tooth look both cleaner and better aligned, and multiple veneers, which can transform a patient’s entire smile.

How do veneers work?

A veneer, in principle, is when a new layer is placed over the surface of something – giving it a cleaner and fresher looking aesthetic. In a dental sense this is exactly what a veneer does, as it is a thin porcelain shell which is bonded to the front and back of a patient’s tooth with a powerful dental adhesive.

Because veneers have to fit perfectly around the patient’s existing tooth or teeth in order to give their smile a cohesive togetherness, the process of creating a customised veneer is individual and unique to the patient who is getting them.

The first stages of getting a veneer from us here at the Liverpool Smile Studio involves diagnostic planning and getting the various X-rays and photographs taken from which your veneers will ultimately be made.

Veneers have the power to completely and radically alter how a person’s smile looks, and therefore it is essential that our veneer experts work alongside every patient to guide them towards a decision on what they want their new smile to look like.

Once a goal has been set for the aesthetics of your new smile, our technicians can begin crafting your unique set of porcelain veneers.

How are veneers attached?

When the time comes to bond your veneers to your teeth, the first step in the process involves cleaning your enamel and getting them ready for the bonding.

After buffering your teeth we will then roughen the surface of your enamel slightly by etching it – which will allow for a stronger bond. Once your teeth are prepared we will then use a strong dental adhesive alongside a high-intensity light to speed up the bonding process.

Once the dental adhesive has hardened you can then admire your new bite and make sure everything is to your liking, before going off to enjoy your brighter looking smile.

Teeth often get chipped or cracked throughout a person’s life and can even have small gaps between them that leave a smile looking uneven. Having an uneven smile can cause insecurities, make it difficult to laugh in public or even have a conversation with someone without worrying what they think of your teeth. At Liverpool Smile Studio we want our patients to love their smile and will do whatever we can to help them achieve the results that they desire. If you have chipped teeth or are unsatisfied with how your smile looks then we recommend that you book a consultation appointment to see one of our dental practitioners. They will be able to discuss all of the treatments that we offer and which ones will benefit you the most. People often think that if they have gaps between their teeth that they need straightening treatment, but this is not always suitable. At our practice we provide people with the opportunity to get veneers Liverpool, an alternative way to disguise both gaps and chips in your teeth. 

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Don’t let chips in your smile get you down

If you have chips in your teeth then getting veneers Liverpool could not only offer your teeth more protection, but give them a more even appearance overall. They are capable of closing small gaps as well as disguising any chips or cracks that your teeth have. Chips can be incredibly uncomfortable for your tongue and can become extremely irritating or end up leading to more complicated issues if they are left untreated. When you make the decision to undergo treatment you will have your teeth carefully prepared before having the thin shells fixed onto the surfaces of your teeth. It is important that once your treatment is complete you take proper care of your new teeth if you wish them to last you as long as possible. Your practitioner will explain how to do so and be able to answer any questions to the best of their ability if you have any.

Treatment that works with one tooth or all of them

Many people do not enjoy looking in the mirror when they are unhappy with their smile, but getting veneers Liverpool could change this. Depending on your circumstances you may be undergoing this treatment to conceal the appearance of a chip on a single tooth, or you may be getting an entire set. Either way, your veneers  will be made of porcelain and designed to look and feel exactly like natural teeth. If you are having a single tooth treated then your porcelain shell will be matched to the shade of your other teeth, so it blends in successfully. In some cases people may not even notice that you have undergone treatment unless you tell them. When you are having an entire set, each tooth will be individually shaped and sized to make your teeth appear more even overall, with no gaps between them or unsightly chips. In some circumstances having an entire set fitted will make your teeth appear whiter too. Having an even, stain-free smile can reduce the insecurities that people may feel when looking at their smile in the mirror, meaning they can enjoy a much more positive start to their day.

Despite good oral hygiene and orthodontic treatment at an early age, there are issues which may affect the look of your teeth and your smile from time to time. Due to the increase in demand, with the introduction of the internet and social media, cosmetic dentistry has advanced rapidly over the last few decades. Much research and design has been carried out and there are now many different options available to help improve the aesthetics of your smile.

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A good oral hygiene routine is essential in maintaining a beautiful smile, however, despite good brushing techniques, over the course of life your teeth may naturally become stained or yellow and this can affect your self-confidence and make you feel uncomfortable about your smile. There are some situations which are unavoidable, such as an accident or physical trauma to your mouth and unfortunately this may result in damage to the surface of your  tooth. You may have a chipped tooth or teeth or you may even have a broken tooth that is affecting the way you feel about your smile. If you are experiencing any of these issues then speak to us at Liverpool Smile Studio today. We have many different treatment options available which can help deal with your dental needs and here at our practice, veneers have become a highly popular choice of treatment to resolve many aesthetic issues with the mouth and teeth. Other problems such as crookedness or gaps in the teeth which are not suitable for orthodontic treatment can also be treated using veneers Liverpool. Book a consultation with our dentist to find out more about how they may be the most suitable treatment option for you.

What are veneers?

Veneers Liverpool are thin porcelain shells that are attached to the surface of the tooth to mask any imperfections which may be present. They are designed according to your personal requirements and preferences. They can either be coloured to match your teeth to provide a natural look, or if you are looking into veneers to disguise the discolouration or yellowing of your teeth then you may like to consider whiter and brighter shades of veneers for a more attractive look. According to the dental situation you find yourself in you may choose to have a single veneer or if you are looking for a smile makeover, then you may choose to have a set of veneers covering the surface of multiple teeth, to give a more seamless finish and a more beautiful smile overall. Veneers are used in the treatment of gaps in the teeth and help provide a symmetry to the setting of your teeth. They are to be treated like your natural dentition and therefore require you to continue a good dental hygiene routine. An added advantage is that, unlike natural teeth which can stain due to smoking or certain foods and drinks, veneers Liverpool are stain resistant and therefore you are able to keep your smile looking beautiful without having to adjust your lifestyle choices. Speak to us at Liverpool Smile Studio and find out more today.

Awakening your smile’s potential

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At Liverpool Smile Studio we empathise with our numerous patients out there who have struggled over the past year to get the cosmetic care they would have liked to, such as veneers Liverpool, due to forces beyond anyone’s control.

We know that the national lockdown has been tough on everyone and that a lot of people’s oral health has suffered as a result. Throughout our many years of service, our highly trained and efficient practitioners have seen teeth in every conceivable condition – so nothing surprised them and we never pass judgment over anybody based on their oral health.

As normality slowly re-emerges here in the UK, we are urging all those who are unhappy with how their teeth look to visit our practice and speak with one of our expert cosmetic dental practitioners about your options.

What are veneers Liverpool?

Before the pandemic hit, veneers Liverpool were one of our most widely sought-after treatments and now that things are easing it is no surprise that interest and engagement around veneers are increasing once more.

Many people will probably recognise veneer treatment from the ‘perfect’ smiles of celebrities and movie stars – thanks to the treatment’s proven ability to effectively create an entirely new smile and address several cosmetic problems all at once.

Effectively, veneers are wafer-thin, porcelain shells that are bonded over the patient’s tooth to give it a new front. You can either get a single veneer for a chipped, stained, or broken tooth, or a full set of veneers to get a whole new, cohesive and whiter-looking smile.

Despite their popularity amongst the Hollywood-elite, veneers are not as expensive as you may think and here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we have treatment plans to suit every budget. 

What does veneer treatment involve?

As with every treatment we provide at Liverpool Smile Studio, the installation of veneers is always a unique and tailored undertaking, as the veneer shells are made individually for each patient.

This is why the first stage in getting veneers always starts with a friendly, informal, and informative consultation and dental examination. As we’ll need to construct shells that fit perfectly over, and blend in with your surrounding teeth, we usually take extensive photographs and size measurements during this initial examination.

We can then send these sizes and photographs to our veneer technicians who will begin creating your unique veneer shells using porcelain or composite resin.

Before we can instal your veneers properly our cosmetic expert will need to remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth – to allow the veneer to bond permanently.

After a thin layer of enamel has been removed, we then etch your teeth slightly before applying a strong dental adhesive. Once the adhesive is applied we then attach the veneers over each tooth individually which effectively covers it and gives it a sturdy and clean aesthetic.

Veneers are one of the most effective ways to treat multiple cosmetic problems at once. Whether you have dental staining, chips, gaps, or anything in between, veneers can be a one-stop solution which – if properly maintained – can keep your smile looking bright and white for up to 10 years.

Why you might need them and what they are

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When an individual damages their tooth or multiple teeth, if no pain comes alongside it, it is very easy to ignore the damage and continue on with your daily life. In some cases, the damage can be cosmetic only and therefore if this is not considered a problem by the patient can be left unattended. However, in some cases the damage can leave nerves exposed and therefore discomfort and potentially pain can accompany the damaged tooth. This is where veneers Liverpool come in.

Veneers Liverpool are thin porcelain shells which are custom made to ensure the perfect fit is created for an individual’s tooth. These shells are bonded to the teeth using a special dental glue and protect your tooth from further damage. Essentially a veneer acts as a shield which can last up to 10 years when looked after correctly.

Is the veneer treatment costly or is it available on the NHS?

Whilst in some cases the NHS may provide the option to have this particular procedure, this is only when there is a clinical need to do so. The majority of cases fall under the cosmetic treatment bracket and therefore the costs are to be covered privately. This does not mean that only those in a certain income bracket are able to receive this care, luckily our dental practice offers competitive prices along with 0% finance plans. Our patients’ best interests are always at the heart of every treatment, procedure or general appointment we carry out so discuss your options with us so that we can assist you in whatever way we can.

Is the procedure considered to be painful?

When undergoing any treatment or procedure there can be a fear of putting ourselves through pain which could feel worse than the problem in the first place. Luckily when having veneers Liverpool this is not something that needs to concern our patients. During the process a local anaesthetic will be applied to the area, ensuring that any discomfort during the procedure is removed and only mild discomfort may occur shortly after. For our patients who are extremely nervous a mild sedative can also be administered, but it is important to discuss this with your dental team first as our first choice will be to administer an anaesthetic.

How many visits to the dental practice does this procedure need?

Whilst your procedure will on average require two appointments with our dental team, if working on a complete smile makeover then a couple of appointments beforehand will be needed so as to ensure that the plan is created precisely to your needs. This means a consultation to ensure that we are all working towards the same goal. During this time it will also allow you to discuss any concerns or thoughts you have about the procedure. Veneers can not only give you a whiter, more even smile, but also provide protection for it.

At all times we want our patients to remain comfortable and fully informed on every single treatment or procedure they consider and receive. Whilst we will always impart all of our knowledge to our patients it is important to note that all dental treatments and procedures carry potential risks. We therefore encourage all our patients to seek further information and advice from our dental team on any mentioned within this article.

Dental porcelain laminates are a very fast and permanent solution to tooth staining and chipping. With the option to use laminates to close gaps and create the impression of straighter teeth, they are a great option if orthodontics have been unsuccessful or only partially effective.

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The veneers Liverpool that we use in our clinic are made in dental laboratories and finished with sculpting. When fully bonded to your teeth, our dentists will give the laminate a final re-shaping, making it match any of the teeth around it for a subtle and natural look.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers go by many names, but most dentists will call them laminates or bondings. They were originally special-effects makeup made of plastic and temporarily glued to the front of the teeth, like an oral version of acrylic nails. 

The switch to porcelain was easy, as we were using porcelain crowns, bridges and dentures in the clinic, so the fabrication of porcelain veneers was not the challenge; getting them to stay in place was the challenge! With pre-etching of the enamel on the front of the tooth and the back of the laminate being treated with a UV cured resin, it was simple to fix the laminate in place averaging 10 to 30 years wear depending on care and lifestyle.

Porcelain composites

The fabrication of our veneers Liverpool is carried out in a local dental laboratory. In order to achieve a natural finish, we take very accurate measurements of the shade and translucency of your teeth so the opacity of the average veneer we make is just right. With the use of coloured resins, the final finish can be tailored by our dentist during the fitting.

UV light curing

The most critical part of veneers and the one which has the greatest effect on how long the veneers may last is the fitting. A very strong and consistent bond is required between the tooth’s surface and the laminate. This is achieved with UV cured resin which allows our dentist to place and adjust the veneers before using a UV lamp to fix the laminate in place. 

Caring for veneers

There are some long-term considerations to getting the most from laminates. It is still possible to get cavities around the perimeter of the laminate, which can extend deeply under the laminate too. This can be avoided with regular brushing. Debonding, where the laminate simply falls off the tooth is much rarer in modern dentistry but it can happen. If it happens to you, be aware that your veneers can be reattached.

The stain-resistant polymer-porcelain is stain resistant, so if you are a smoker or regularly drink red wine and black coffee your natural teeth may darken faster than the laminates, making them more obvious over time. This is only an issue if you don’t have a complete set of bonding. Luckily, our dental hygienist can help with teeth staining using a scale and polish or chemical whitening if required.

If you have any further questions about veneers Liverpool feel free to get in contact with us at the clinic.