Category: Veneer

We all want our smiles to look the best they possibly can so that when people meet us we  come across as a person who is healthy and takes care of their wellbeing. If this is true for you, then you may have found yourself longing for white, gleaming teeth that many find appealing to look at, as when we smile this is often when people consider that we look at our very best.

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You may want to achieve whiter teeth because you have a special event coming up and wish to portray an image of yourself that will match the occasion. This can be particularly true if you are about to get married, as a bride or groom will want to look their best when they are posing for their wedding photographs and will want to have smiles that radiate with happiness on the biggest day of their lives together.

You have possibly visited a local supermarket or chemist to investigate the kinds of toothpaste that are available containing tooth-whitening properties, but then concluded that the results of these are not guaranteed and the time needed to gain results is not suitable for you. This may lead you to enquire about the tooth-whitening treatments that are provided at a dental practice.

At Liverpool Smile Studio we can help you prepare for your wedding day by allowing you to gain the pearly-white teeth you wish for with veneers Liverpool, meaning you can have the smile you desire for your big day.

Replacing the top layer of your teeth

If you are considering having your teeth whitened using dental veneers Liverpool it is important that you fully understand what the treatment process involves, as this is a treatment that includes the need for some minor dental surgery.

We will first remove a little bit of the enamel on your teeth that are being treated, as we need to create a space for a new top layer to fit on to. This process may take place over several appointments to minimise any discomfort that could occur in your mouth.

Your veneers/laminates will be normally made from porcelain and will be shaped to suit the tooth or teeth being treated, they will be extremely hard-wearing and will be able to cope with the rigours of use in daily life. The veneers are then bonded to your teeth and positioned correctly, so they should feel like they are part of your natural tooth structure.

If you care for your teeth correctly, using brushing, then your veneers will stay looking white for a substantial length of time.

Something to consider

If you are looking into tooth-whitening treatment you will find that there are a few options available for you to access, so you need to consider which of these options suits your needs best and what you are wanting to achieve with the whitening treatment.

Veneers Liverpool can provide you with a tooth-whitening solution that lasts a long time and is hard-wearing, giving you the smile that you desire for a special occasion and on into your daily life.

During your lifetime, many things can happen to your teeth, causing discolouration, chips and cracks; dental veneers Liverpool are a quick and relatively easy solution to this issue. Uneven or misshapen teeth can also be corrected by having veneers Liverpool attached to your teeth.

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What are veneers?

There are essentially two types of veneers currently used by the dental industry; porcelain and composite resin. However, there are sub-categories produced by combining both these materials and a variety of other materials.

Which veneer is right for me?

Deciding on which veneers Liverpool is right for you is a decision that has to be taken after a comprehensive assessment of your condition. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we favour porcelain veneers for a number of reasons. Porcelain veneers are thinner than composite resin veneers, which means that less of your dental enamel needs to be removed when using porcelain veneers. Additionally, porcelain veneers are far more durable, meaning that they will last longer.

Composite resin veneers absorb pigments more readily and can become discoloured over some time. Porcelain is a more natural fit to your normal teeth colour and reflects light better and in a more natural way like your natural teeth, resulting in a glossy look. Our dental team will always discuss and recommend what is right for you, and the final decision is always left up to you.

What is involved?

Porcelain veneers require a two-visit approach; the first is to prepare your teeth, which involves grinding off a thin layer of the front dental enamel of your teeth. The amount removed is equal to the width of the veneer; this ensures that your teeth with the veneers do not protrude beyond your other teeth. Because porcelain veneers are much thinner than other veneers, the amount of dental enamel that needs to be removed is far less. You may request a local anaesthetic for this part of the procedure, but you should not experience too much discomfort.

We will then take an impression of your teeth being treated to allow us to create a veneer that fits exactly. We also utilise a colour comparison chart so that we can match the colour of your veneers to your natural teeth. During the manufacturing process of your veneers, a temporary cover can be placed over your teeth for protection. During your second visit, your veneers will be checked against your teeth to ensure that they fit and match your teeth correctly. We will then apply a dental adhesive and carefully attach the veneers, making any adjustments necessary to ensure a correct fit.

Care and attention

You may experience some discomfort for a day or two when brushing, but after a few days, this will subside. Maintenance of your veneers is the same as that of your natural teeth; regular brushing and flossing. Your routine six-monthly dental visits must be maintained so that our dental team can check on your teeth and your veneers; you should make every effort not to miss any visits.

Durability

Your porcelain veneers should normally last ten years or more with proper maintenance and regular visits to our dental surgery, and you will be able to enjoy your newfound confident smile for many years to come.

Liverpool is a city that is known for its friendly people and great football team. It is also home to some of the best cosmetic dentists in the country. If you are unhappy with your smile, then you should consider visiting our cosmetic dentist at Liverpool Smile Studio. We can help you achieve the beautiful smile that you have always wanted! With a wide range of treatments from implants to veneers Liverpool.

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Cosmetic dentistry and how it can change your smile

A bright, white smile is often seen as a symbol of good health and beauty. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with perfect teeth. Thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, however, it’s now possible to achieve the smile of your dreams.

One popular treatment option is to have veneers Liverpool. They are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-made to fit over your existing teeth. They can be used to correct a wide variety of dental problems, such as gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, and stained or discoloured teeth.

Some treatments that are available from our cosmetic dentist

At our practice in Liverpool, we offer a variety of different treatments to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. From dental whitening to implants, we can help you find the right solution for your individual needs. If you’re unhappy with your smile, don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist. We would be more than happy to discuss your treatment options with you and help you achieve an enhanced smile that you’ll be proud to display!

Replacing fillings

Replacing metal fillings with white alternatives is a common request from our patients. This is a very popular cosmetic dental treatment, because the subtle replacements provide patients with a natural-looking, white smile.

Restoring lost teeth with dental implants

Dental implants are a popular choice for patients who have lost one or more teeth. An implant is a small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone to act as a replacement for the root of a tooth. Once the implant has healed, an artificial tooth (crown) can be placed on top of it.

This opens up treatment options by removing the need for any natural tooth to work on by replacing it entirely, giving patients back their smile and the ability to chew normally.

Gum contouring

Gum contouring can be used to improve the overall appearance of your smile by altering the shape of your gums. This treatment is often used to correct ‘gummy’ smiles, where too much gum tissue covers the teeth.

Contouring can also be used to lengthen teeth that appear too short or manage gum disease after pocket restructuring.

Cost and financing

The cost of cosmetic dentistry can vary depending on the treatments you choose. With veneers Liverpool being on the higher end in most cases. But they have a long lifespan, which should be considered when weighing up the pros and cons of this treatment. At our practice we offer a variety of different financing options to make treatment more affordable. We also offer interest-free payment plans for qualifying patients.

If you’re interested in learning more about our financing options, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today. We would be more than happy to discuss your payment options with you and help you find a plan that fits your budget.

When it comes to overnight results, nothing is as substantial and life-changing in cosmetic dentistry as a new set of veneers Liverpool. So, whether you have a big event like a wedding coming up or you are ready to make a major lifestyle change, let’s find out more about how they could help you.

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The process

Veneers Liverpool provided at our practice are thin wafers of material that are placed on the front surfaces of the teeth to improve their look. To get the best bond between the veneers Liverpool and the natural enamel, etching is performed by our dentist on both the tooth and the inside of the laminate, giving a textured foundation for adhesives.

The adhesives used to hold laminates in place do not set immediately, giving an opportunity for our dentist to alter their final position. Sometimes they may place them and take them off multiple times in order to reshape them. They are deliberately produced oversized, allowing our team to file them for fitting, to give the best finish to the procedure. They can also be carved and shaped with the dental drill, sometimes to produce a fine lustre or create a more natural look. This is vital when the laminate is expected to match the surrounding teeth as part of a restoration.

Dental laminates designed to add structural strength to teeth are dependent on healthy teeth and good oral hygiene. If well maintained, they can easily last 10 years or more.

Porcelain, polymer composites or insitu-veneering

Porcelain only laminates are still available. They have a softer matt look to their surface, closer to eggshell like texture than modern polymer composites. If your goal is a dazzling white smile, then they can be the best option.

Polymer composite laminates have become the standard, available in a wide range of shades and tones, with even their translucency being matched to surrounding teeth. They can be truly seamless. They are also significantly harder wearing and tougher than pure porcelain, making them an even better option for those with active lifestyles.

Will treatment hurt?

We aim to carry out as little removal of the healthy tooth as possible to instal laminates. The amount of this has been minimised over time with better equipment and tools, simple preparation is required and there is normally no need to have more than a local anaesthetic. The entire procedure often produces only minimal discomfort. If you suffer from dental anxiety, there are further options like the use of calmatives and even dental sedation.

Costs and finances

We understand that the costs of dental care can cause unfortunate spikes in personal finances, but we can offer interest-free payments. You can spread the cost of your care over many months, turning it into manageable repayments, rather than one larger amount.

We offer repayment plans on our more costly procedures. These are subject to credit checks and your status. Most applications are immediately approved and can be carried out online if you would prefer to check your status before entering the clinic.

If you’re curious about how dental laminates could help you, or any of the other procedures and techniques that we provide in the surgery, please feel free to contact us to join our clinic. We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to hear from you.

Our veneers Liverpool can provide a whole range of aesthetic changes to your teeth. From the transformative dazzle of a full set of teeth to the skilful and artistic restoration of a single tooth into a seamless natural smile. Let’s see how we at Liverpool Smile Studio do it.

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The role of dental laminates

It’s well known that one of the roles of laminates is to improve aesthetics. And when it comes to aesthetic procedures, there is nothing quite as impressive as our full veneers Liverpool. Putting the control back into our patients’ hands, you can choose the appearance you wish, taking back control. You can also decide whether you want a more natural-looking finish, rolling back the clock or a true Hollywood-style finish. We will endeavour to meet your needs when possible and suggest the most likely shades to suit your face, age and aesthetic goals.

Longevity: how long do laminates last?

Dental laminates are not really limited as a prosthetic. Although they can be chipped and cracked by trauma, it is far more common for laminates to become detached from their tooth surface. This was a common occurrence with cemented laminates, although it is becoming less of a problem when modern UV-cured resins are used. If you can safely store any detached veneers Liverpool and bring them with you to our clinic, reattachment is a simple and low-cost solution.

It is particularly important that you continue with your 6-month dental checkups once you have received a set of laminates. There’s a type of cavity that can occur at the edge of a laminate and extend beneath the surface of the underlying tooth; these can be difficult to spot and rarely have symptoms. They can become very substantial without regular checkups, causing a loss of a laminate and even the tooth.

That said, with good care and a fairly sedentary lifestyle, veneers can easily last 10 years or more.

Porcelain laminates vs composite

The use of porcelain wafers is significantly less common than it used to be, with a mixture of polymers providing a tougher and still realistic veneer. But there is a significantly different strategy for creating composites. We now use layers with mixtures of UV-cured resins, impregnated with nanoparticles of ceramics; this gives an excellent and comfortable surface when built upon. The front surfaces of the teeth may act as a starting point to build upon. Composites can be fitted in a single sitting, unlike wafers that need to be produced by our partner dental laboratory.

Whether traditional laminates or composites are more appropriate depends on many factors. It is best discussed once you’re in our clinic and have had initial screening and x-rays.

Clinic finances

We understated that the cost of dental care can have a substantial effect on the treatment options that patients select. Therefore, to prevent people from selling themselves short and limiting their care, within our clinic, we offer 0% interest payment plans. This can help you to spread the cost into monthly instalments.

Dental laminates provide a very comprehensive and radical alteration in the appearance of your teeth, so you can gain a flawless finish with little to no invasive work using veneers Liverpool. Let’s find out how!

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Porcelain laminates

It is quite amazing how these thin wafers of porcelain, blended with a range of polymers to increase their toughness, can have such a radical effect on our appearance and the way we see ourselves. Not to mention how we interact with others.

Application of veneers Liverpool may seem like a drastic step, especially if your teeth are not suffering with some radical change in their appearance like extensive reconstruction after trauma. But, more often than not, the daily wear and tear, fillings, worn surfaces and chipped edges reduce the quality of our teeth, eroding their aesthetic charm. This change is often so gradual it is unperceived. So when veneers are used by our dentist at the Liverpool Smile Studio to produce a healthy appearance, the results can seem transformative.

Treatment schedule

Veneers Liverpool are a multi-visit treatment, during the first visit measurements are taken and the aesthetic goals are set; during the second the laminates are permanently attached to the teeth.

Measuring and preparation

When porcelain laminates are produced, their dimensions are always slightly oversized; this allows final fitting and customising to occur in a clinic. The most important factor is to tailor the specifications to the patient’s needs. Laminates can be used restoratively to bring one’s tooth appearance in line with the rest of a smile, or a full set of veneers can be used to bring about an entirely new appearance. In the first case, making your veneers match the natural enamel of surrounding teeth is critical, in the second the veneers have to be matching with one another.

Fitting and finishing

After fabrication, the laminates are sent to our clinic and fitting can be booked. When fitting, the fronts of the teeth are prepared by creating a textured surface for the dental adhesive to bond the porcelain wafer in place. Our dentist may place the wafer over the tooth and will probably need to trim the veneer several times as it is gradually brought down to size.

Maintenance and longevity

Getting the most out of their treatment is a priority for most patients. Thankfully with good oral hygiene and regular check-ups, veneers last on average 10 years. For those with particularly athletic or high activity lifestyles, debonding (where the laminate comes away from the tooth) is far more common than the wafer itself becoming damaged. In which case, returning to the clinic with the prosthetic allows us to reattach it with minimal fuss and cost!

Cost and financing

We know that cost can limit choice and we want to minimise this as much as possible. In our clinic we offer a range of interest free payment plans and allow costs to be spread out, easing personal finances and helping you with your daily cash flow.

You have to be over 21 to apply for a payment plan. It can be started online with a credit application. If you require further assistance, please feel free to contact the clinic and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the process.

As a dental practice operating in Liverpool, veneers have been found by us to be one of the quickest methods of concealing cracked, chipped, or irregularly shaped teeth. They are also referred to as laminates and there are two types, either resin or porcelain. Veneers are very thin slivers of material that we bond firmly to your teeth, normally porcelain, as this has the same appearance as tooth enamel. This treatment will usually take two visits, but for more complicated procedures it can take four visits.

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On the other hand resin is a composite which is often applied directly to your teeth and shaped to the profile of your teeth. However, resin can also be indirect, when a mould is taken and the veneer is produced in a laboratory.

The ideal treatment for a wide range of conditions

Teeth can often become permanently discoloured for a number of reasons. Stains can appear as a result of the use of certain drugs or from root canal treatment. Excessive fluoride and major resin fillings can also cause dental stains. Over time our teeth wear down or become chipped or cracked, uneven or irregular. Gaps between teeth can also benefit from veneers Liverpool.

Dental laminate procedure

A thorough dental examination is always the first stage undertaken for veneers Liverpool, because we need to assess the condition of your teeth and gums. To prepare your tooth to receive a veneer we need to remove a very thin layer of the enamel from the front of it. The next stage is to clean and polish the tooth before etching. This will make space for the veneer and creates a key to allow for a solid bond. We then create a model by taking an impression of your tooth, this is sent off to a laboratory for them to create the veneer that fits your tooth. Once your veneer has been received we will advise you to attend a return appointment. For porcelain veneers we apply a thin layer of the bonding adhesive to the front of your teeth. We then fit the veneer and make any adjustments that may be necessary to get the perfect fit.

Composite veneers can be direct or indirect. We always mix the solution to achieve as close a colour to your natural teeth as possible. If applied directly this is done by applying the composite solution straight onto the tooth, which is then shaped and moulded to fit exactly over it. Indirect composite veneers require a mould to be made and the veneer is manufactured in the laboratory. Once received by us we will then arrange an appointment when the new veneer will be bonded onto the tooth in a way similar to a porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers are normally stronger and provide a closer match to your natural teeth.

Long lasting

Properly maintained and with regular visits to the dentist every six months, veneers can last for as long as ten years. Dental veneers have been around for many years now and have proven to be a reliable dental treatment for a variety of conditions. If you prefer a non-invasive, relatively swift treatment for chipped, cracked or stained teeth give Liverpool Smile Studio a call and let us improve the aesthetics of your mouth to boost your confidence.

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.