Category: Veneer

The history of veneers

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Our teeth are exposed to a variety of factors that can lead to their eventual erosion and damage. The ability to change the appearance of damaged, but not diseased teeth has been desired by dentists and patients alike for centuries. The invention of veneers made this possible. Veneers were invented by a Californian dentist called Charles Pincus in the late 1920s. Initially, these early forms of today’s veneers were only used temporarily to change the appearance of actors’ teeth before a film shoot or an acting performance. Later he developed acrylic veneers, which were stuck on teeth using denture adhesives, however still only very little adhesion was achieved, therefore these veneers were only a temporary solution. Later, the invention of etching made veneers a much more reliable and permanent option for the cosmetic improvement of damaged teeth. Hydrofluoric acid can be used to etch porcelain veneers to the enamel more permanently. Veneers nowadays last approximately 10-30 years, thanks to the technological advancements in the field of bonding agents and types of cement. If you would like to get veneers in Liverpool, book an appointment with us at the Liverpool Smile Studio.

When are veneers the most beneficial?

Veneers are small and thin layers of a certain material fixed upon a tooth or multiple teeth to improve their appearance. As veneers are indicated for the treatment of cosmetic issues, such as broken, chipped or discoloured teeth, it is important that the tooth the veneer will be added onto is in good health. Veneers are also useful for creating a more symmetrical smile for patients with irregularly sized teeth. Veneers are most commonly applied on the 8 frontal teeth of the two dental arches. It is important to note that veneers are highly different from crowns and dental implants, as veneers are only applied on the surface of the tooth, while crowns or implants may replace the whole tooth. Veneers can also be useful for treating cosmetic conditions such as overly small teeth, pointy or irregularly shaped teeth, gaps between teeth or serious discolouration that whitening cannot help. There are different types of veneers available. If you would like to get veneers in Liverpool, do not hesitate to book an appointment at our dentistry, Liverpool Smile Studio.

What kind of veneers exist?

The most common material used for making veneers is porcelain. Traditional veneers may be more invasive and require more preparatory dental work than so-called “non-prep” veneers. When traditional veneers are applied, usually the tooth structure is ground down to a certain level, which sometimes even involves tooth layers beneath the enamel. This procedure allows veneers to adhere to the tooth’s surface properly, however, it is an irreversible dental procedure that can involve some pain. However, there is no reason to worry – local anaesthetics do an excellent job alleviating dental pain. The more modern non-prep veneers require significantly less preparatory dental work and tooth grinding, and it mostly only affects the enamel. Typically, non-prep veneers do not necessitate the use of a local anaesthetic, as the procedure is not particularly painful. If you think you would benefit from veneers in Liverpool, do not hesitate to get in touch with us, the Liverpool Smile Studio.

Veneers in Liverpool can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth. You may be unhappy with your smile as it currently is – is it chipped, worn, irregularly shaped or heavily filled teeth? If so, this treatment could be the one for you. We can use this treatment to help you achieve that beautiful bright and white smile that you have always dreamt of having. This treatment has the ability to completely transform your smile, which could allow you to make your smile look the best it possibly can.

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Veneers are made out of thin porcelain that are custom-made for your individual teeth patten. This thin layer is then bonded to your teeth to make it look whole again. Patients often find that this treatment usually involves very minimal tooth reduction and so you do not have to worry about this treatment being invasive. The end product is incredibly strong and durable, making this an investment into your smile that has a very natural finish. Providing that you get the proper care for your new veneers they can last for up to ten years. This article will take you through how this treatment works as well as what you should do next, should you decide that this is the treatment for you.

How does the treatment work?

If you decide that veneers in Liverpool could be a good fit for your smile, then there are things that need to be done to your teeth before the veneers can be fitted. Before the personalised porcelain veneers can be fitted to the surface of your teeth, we must first remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of the teeth. We do this to make space for the veneers to be placed onto your teeth and helps form a bonding surface between the teeth and the veneers.

Adhesive is also applied to the teeth to ensure that they are properly bonded to your new set of veneers. Once the teeth have been prepped then the porcelain veneers are placed. Several appointments may be necessary to achieve the perfect results, but we think that you will agree that this will be worth it. If you think that this treatment could be for you then you should read on to see what you should do next.

What should I do next?

If you decide that your smile could benefit from veneers in Liverpool to completely transform your smile then you should consider getting in contact with Liverpool Smile Studio to discuss how you could transform your smile. You could also have a look at our website to discover what other treatments that we offer as well as reading more in depth about this treatment in particular.

Liverpool Smile Studio are on hand to support you in your adventure in achieving the perfect smile. Our friendly staff are always on hand to ensure that you get the support and help that you need. Our dentists will work with you to determine what care and support could be put in place to get you the smile that you deserve. We cannot wait to help you achieve your goals.

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.