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.
Here 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:
- 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.