Category: Veneer

A veneer is like a false nail for the tooth. This thin, porcelain shell attaches to the front of the tooth, just as a falsey is glued to the surface of the nail. The big difference being that a veneer lasts for 10 years, rather than the few days wear you can expect to get out of your plastic nails.

Veneers in LiverpoolHere at Liverpool Smile Studio, we love fitting veneers. It’s a straightforward treatment that covers a multitude of cosmetic problems and lasts for years. What’s not to like?

Veneers in Liverpool can be used to cover:

  • chips
  • cracks
  • stains – especially useful if you have an ingrained stain that can’t be removed with whitening gel
  • small gaps, providing an alternative to cosmetic braces in some cases.

How does it work?

The treatment has 2 stages. First, you see our cosmetic dentist for a fitting appointment. They will measure your teeth and take photos, so your veneers in Liverpool can be designed to match the colour and shape of your existing teeth.

This information is given to the dental technicians so they can prepare your veneers in Liverpool.

At the second appointment, your veneers in Liverpool are fitted. Our cosmetic dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your tooth, so the veneer has a rough surface to bond to. Dental adhesive is applied before the veneer is put in place.

As long as you then take good care of your veneers in Liverpool, they will last for at least 10 years.

Does it hurt?

As with any dental treatment, there is the risk of discomfort. This is why we fit veneers in Liverpool under local anaesthetic, to make sure you feel no pain.

For anxious patients, we also offer conscious sedation. This is in addition to the anaesthetic. Conscious sedation doesn’t have a pain-killing effect, but what it does do is soothe the nerves. This helps you to relax and allow the dentist to do the work of creating your beautiful new smile.

Find out more

Curious? Interested? Have more questions? Then get in touch. Give us a call or email or drop into our practice and have a chat with our cosmetic dentist.

Nothing says confidence like a bright, beautifully aligned smile. Unfortunately, Mother Nature is not always generous.

If you face multiple aesthetic dental problems at once, then dental veneers at Liverpool Smile Studio may be the right treatment for you. Liverpool veneers are thin, transparent shells of porcelain that are firmly attached to the front teeth in order to improve their shape, size and colour. Veneers can only be used on the front of the teeth that are visible when you smile.

Veneers in LiverpoolWhy are veneers in Liverpool so versatile?

What makes veneers a versatile cosmetic dentistry option is that they can be used to hide many dental flaws at once. For instance, if you have chipped, cracked, discoloured and misshapen teeth, all at the same time, veneers can help cover these imperfections without having to resort to many expensive (and extensive dental treatments). Dental veneers can also help align slightly misaligned or crooked teeth. Many people assume that the path to a straighter smile is always through teeth straightening. However, dental veneers can offer the same effect in a shorter period of time.

All you need to know about your treatment with veneers

Once you decide to have veneers in Liverpool, the next step is to have your teeth prepared. Depending on the size and location of your teeth, this preparation can take one or several dental visits and we may need to remove a relatively small amount of tooth enamel. However, don’t be alarmed. We will only remove only what’s necessary to achieve beautiful results, since the removal of your tooth enamel cannot be reversed.

After preparing impressions of your teeth, we will send them to a technician so that they can use to create your bespoke veneers. In the period in between, we will make a temporary set of veneers you can wear while your actual veneers are being constructed.

Once the veneers are attached to your teeth, they will need to stay there and this will be achieved with the help of a special cement. Before applying the adhesive on your teeth, we will prepare their surfaces by creating microscopic pores on top of them so that the veneers can bond more easily.

If you wish to transform your smile without investing in many different cosmetic dental treatments, then you may wish to consider dental veneers. While some cases are more challenging than others, almost everyone is eligible for dental veneers in Liverpool.

Veneers are very thin porcelain facades that are bonded to the front of the teeth with the help of a special adhesive. They are not as invasive as other cosmetic restorations, since they only require removing a thin layer of tooth enamel. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we can customise your veneers to help you achieve your smile goals in a natural way.

Veneers in LiverpoolDental veneers in Liverpool cannot be completed in a single visit

Getting veneers in Liverpool is a multi-step procedure that involves spending 2-3 appointments in the dentist’s chair. Firstly, your dentist will examine your teeth carefully, determine if you are a good candidate for this process and conduct a detailed smile analysis. Depending on your cosmetic goals and your specific dental issues, all treatment options will be discussed. Just because dental veneers look awesome on a friend or a celebrity, doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the best treatment for you.

Veneers can be totally customised

One of the most versatile things about veneers is that they can be customized to your face shape and smile. If you don’t like the colour or length of your teeth, you can have them minimised or changed. Your dentist will take into considerations parameters such as your bite, the alignment of your teeth, the thickness of your tooth enamel and your pulp tissue in order to create veneers that are flattering to your face shape and smile. Moreover, your veneers can be colour-matched to the rest of your teeth for a seamless and natural smile.

Getting veneers in Liverpool is not painful

Getting veneers at our dental practice doesn’t involve any pain or discomfort. Not only do we provide topical anaesthesia, but we can also discuss other sedation techniques in case you are feeling too anxious for the procedure. Feeling some sensitivity after is expected, but it should go away soon.

Reality TV is all about the ultimate makeover, be it making over a house, a garden, or a person. While you probably don’t have the big budget of a TV studio, a makeover is not beyond your reach. For your home, call an interior designer. For your garden, a landscaper. For your clothes, try a personal shopper. But what about one of your most important assets, your smile? Call the dentist, of course. Cosmetic dentistry has a lot to offer in terms of enhancing your smile, with veneers in Liverpool top of that list.

Veneers in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, we use veneers in Liverpool to disguise all manner of dental imperfections. Chipped, cracked, and misshapen teeth, as well as stained, discoloured or even slightly rotated or gappy teeth. Veneers in Liverpool can transform them all. Opt for just a couple of veneers to sort out a few nagging teeth, or go all in and get a full set of veneers for a complete smile makeover. The choice is yours. Here’s how it works, whichever way you go.

The treatment journey

When you come to see us for veneers in Liverpool, we’ll discuss exactly what you hope to achieve and if veneers are the right solution, we’ll get started. First, we’ll need to prepare the teeth to be treated. This involves removing a thin outer layer of enamel so that your veneers, which are thin porcelain sheaths, will lie flush with the rest of your teeth. This process also creates a slightly roughened surface, which helps when it comes to attaching the veneers securely.

Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and send these off to the laboratory where your veneers will be custom-made. Their size, shape and colour will all be tailored to your smile. We’ll place temporary veneers over your teeth in the meantime, so your teeth will be protected when you go home.

When you come back, we’ll fit your veneers using a special dental adhesive and then give your teeth a polish. And that’s your treatment complete, usually in just 2 visits. If you are going for a complete smile makeover, then we may need an additional one or 2 visits to perfect your smile design.

Porcelain veneers have gained much popularity in recent years, since they offer an easy, relatively inexpensive and effective way to transform your smile. These tiny pieces of porcelain are individualised to create a unique smile for patients experiencing smile problems.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we believe in the powerful qualities of a beautiful smile such as a bright tooth colour, alignment and shape; for this reason, we offer dental veneers in Liverpool. When attached to problematic teeth, veneers can create new and natural-looking surfaces that look as natural as the rest of your teeth.

Veneers in LiverpoolAre dental veneers in Liverpool multipurpose?

Veneers are used to change the colour, size, shape and alignment of the teeth. More specifically, veneers can cover permanent stains, since they are available in numerous shades. Moreover, veneers can help improve the appearance of worn down, chipped, broken, cracked or ground teeth. Our veneers can be formed and sized in the most suitable way for your facial anatomy. Last but not least, veneers in Liverpool can also work like braces without the hassle of metal brackets and wires. If your teeth are slightly misaligned or if you have gaps between your teeth, you may wish to consider fixing these problems by attaching natural-looking, porcelain shells on your teeth.

Can everyone enjoy this treatment?

Sadly, veneers are not for everyone. Heavily filled, chipped, cracked or damaged teeth cannot sustain dental veneers. Instead, your dentist will recommend treatment with crowns, dental implants or other restoration solutions. Moreover, if your teeth-straightening problems are serious, you may be better off with braces or other teeth-straightening treatments.

Caring for your dental veneers can help keep them longer

Just like your natural teeth, teeth restored with veneers in Liverpool require daily care. Veneers cannot develop cavities, but they can accumulate plaque over time and this can lead to gum disease. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily will ensure that the gum tissue around the veneers remains strong and healthy. Regular check-ups and cleanings will also prolong the lifespan of your dental veneers. In general, dental veneers are very strong but you are advised against biting into very hard foods or grinding your teeth while you have them.

Generally, our teeth serve us well. They allow us to eat, talk, and smile. However, like everything else, they are not perfect. Teeth are pretty durable, but they are still vulnerable to wear, whether that’s becoming discoloured, chipped, or generally worn down. There can also be the odd tooth that is slightly gapped, misaligned, or oddly shaped.

Veneers in LiverpoolFeel confident again

It is easy to forget how important the look of our teeth is to us, as it usually something we don’t think twice about, until something happens that changes them.

We can go from not thinking twice about our teeth, to feeling self-conscious about them for the majority of the day, especially during social events.

As teeth can significantly affect the appearance of someone’s smile, veneers in Liverpool may be a great solution for those who are self-conscious about their smile.

What are veneers?

Veneers are a thin covering made of very thin sheets of porcelain. Each veneer is bonded onto the individual teeth that are visible when you smile. They are used purely to improve the appearance of the teeth, and therefore do not restore the teeth and shouldn’t always be used on teeth that are especially weak. The dentist will be able to assess if veneers are suitable for certain cases.

Am I a suitable candidate for veneers in Liverpool?

If you are unhappy with the size, shape, colour or alignment of your teeth, veneers may be the option for you.

Generally, so long as you look after your teeth and are in good general oral health, you are likely to be suited to treatment. If you have any signs of gum disease or tooth decay, this’ll need to be treated before going ahead with veneers.

How do veneers in Liverpool work?

Veneers involve taking a small amount of enamel from the surface of the tooth. Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will check that they fit like they should, before bonding them onto the teeth one by one.

Initially, they may feel strange, however they will soon feel natural. If you take good care of them, flossing regularly and attending check-ups, they can last upwards of 25 years.

Porcelain veneers in Liverpool are a cosmetic dental treatment that can correct the appearance of chipped, worn, or misshapen teeth. They have the ability to totally transform the look of your teeth. Veneers in Liverpool are thin wraps of porcelain that cover your teeth. They are strong, durable and have a natural appearance. To fit veneers, you’ll need to have a thin layer of your tooth enamel removed. This means there’s no turning back. Once you’ve opted for veneers, you’ll need to stick with them for the rest of your life. The good thing is, they’ll usually last you around 10 years, in some cases you can double that time, in others, less.

Veneers in LiverpoolFitting your porcelain veneers in Liverpool

Often anaesthetic is not needed as the treatment only touches the outer layer of your teeth. First, we’ll clean your tooth and colour-match your veneer to the other teeth in your mouth. Next, we’ll remove a thin layer of your tooth’s surface, apply a bonding glue, and fit your veneer on top. We’ll cure the veneer for around a minute with a special light. This is to set the bonding glue. Lastly, we’ll polish your tooth.

How to care for your new veneers

Brush and floss as normal. That’s twice per day. Make sure your oral care routine is up to scratch and that you’re using a good toothpaste.

Minimising colour mis-matches

When you get porcelain veneers in Liverpool they will be colour-matched to your natural teeth. You may wish to consider teeth whitening before you get veneers so you have a brighter smile. Once your veneers have been fitted, consider reducing your intake of foods or drinks that could stain your other teeth. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant; they won’t pick up stains as easily as your natural teeth. If your natural teeth look stained and your veneers are still bright white, it won’t look natural.

Will veneers in Liverpool last forever?

Porcelain veneers will last a long time when you look after them properly. However, they will not last forever and you’ll need to replace them at some point. The average life expectancy is 10 years, this changes from person to person

Whether buying new clothes or picking up toiletries at the supermarket, we all invest time in our appearances because, like it or not, first impressions count and people are hardwired to make snap judgements based on looks. It’s an instinctual thing. So when you’ve gone to all the trouble of putting together your outfit and cleaning up well, it can be a real downer when your smile lets you down.

Veneers in LiverpoolTeeth that are misshapen, chipped, cracked, discoloured or gappy can draw attention to your smile for all the wrong reasons. That’s where we, at Liverpool Smile Studio, can help with veneers in Liverpool.

The lowdown on veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the fronts of the teeth. They can be custom designed according to the size, shape and colour that best suits your unique smile. If you want your teeth to look longer, whiter or smoother, then veneers in Liverpool can do the job.

How long does it take to get veneers?

That all depends on how many veneers you want. For just a few to cover over a dental imperfection here or there, it takes 2 visits. If you’re looking for a complete transformation with a smile makeover, we’ll need an extra 1 or 2 visits to carefully plan your smile design.

What will happen during your treatment?

Getting veneers in Liverpool is a minimally invasive process. We will remove a thin layer of the outer enamel of your teeth first. This will create a slightly roughened surface, which will ensure the veneers bond more securely to your teeth, with the help of a special dental adhesive. This also ensures that your veneers lie flush with the rest of your teeth. Once the surface of your teeth is ready, we’ll attach the custom-made veneers and finish your treatment off with a polish.

How long will your veneers last?

With good dental hygiene at home and regular dental check-ups, your veneers can last 10 years or more. There really is no expiry date on them. So keep up with your brushing and flossing at home and enjoy your veneers for years to come.

Our teeth go through so much in order to keep us well fed and understood. These vital tools of eating and communication are in action hundreds of times a day, biting, chewing, forming words and smiling. It’s no wonder that they can sometimes look a bit worse for wear. Bits chip off, sometimes cracks appear, edges get worn, weird colour changes take place. And sometimes, they just don’t fit together all that well. Maybe they are too small for your mouth, or one or two are a bit twisted or don’t line up properly in some other way.

Veneers in LiverpoolAll of these problems can be easily solved with the use of veneers in Liverpool. Veneers are modern dentistry’s fantastic way of making teeth look like new again, and here at Liverpool Smile Studio, our patients love how they transform their smiles.

Veneers are very thin porcelain shells that are fitted over the top of your teeth. They are quick and easy to fit, taking just two appointments. One to do the preparation and one to fit the veneers. Here’s how veneers in Liverpool work:

Getting ready

We examine your teeth to make sure that veneers are the best solution for your problems. If they are, then we take impressions of the teeth and do a colour match. This information goes off to a dental laboratory where the Liverpool veneers are handcrafted. This takes a couple of weeks.

Fitting

We need to make sure that your veneers lie flush with your own teeth, and also that the dental adhesive has a good surface to bond to. For those reasons, we remove a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth that are being veneered. We then fit the veneers.

Long-lasting

Veneers are highly durable and you can expect them to last for at least 10 years as long as you take good care of them and don’t go doing crazy things like using your teeth to remove bottle tops.

Whitening

Veneers can’t be whitened, so if you want whitening, you need to get it done first and then have the veneers matched to your newly whitened teeth.

It’s amazing how even the tiniest imperfection can mar your smile. One chip, a worn edge, a tooth slightly set back from the others, a bit of intrinsic discolouration. None of these are as dramatic as having lost an entire tooth or having only the stubs of your teeth remaining. The problem is that people are hardwired to notice each other’s smiles because smiles are an indicator of warmth and friendliness going back eons. So, if you have a chip in your tooth, everyone will spot it. And if you try to cover it up by not smiling, everyone will spot you don’t smile and draw conclusions about how friendly you are that won’t be in your favour.

Veneers in LiverpoolHowever, you don’t have to put up with that imperfection. In Liverpool, veneers are used by lots of people to cover over little problems and transform their smiles into something they want to use over and over, every day.

Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we have been fitting veneers in Liverpool for a long time now. Here’s how it works:

Your consultation

You come in to see us for a free consultation and if we think veneers in Liverpool are right for you, we can prepare your teeth. The first thing we do is take impressions of your teeth and then do a colour match so that your veneers will blend in seamlessly with your other teeth. Then we prepare your teeth so that when your veneers are fitted they will stay put and line up flush with your other teeth.

Preparation involves removing a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth that are being veneered.

Making your veneers

It takes about two weeks for the order to go to a technician, be handmade and then come back to us.

Fitting your veneers

We fix your veneers to your teeth with a strong dental adhesive and once we have checked them over, you are good to go.

Caring for your veneers

If you brush your veneers to remove plaque, especially around the gum line, and don’t do anything silly like biting off bottle tops, you can expect your veneers in Liverpool to last for at least 10 years.