Why you might need them and what they are
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.