When would I need a veneer?
Dental veneers are useful to treat a wide range of issues, both practical and cosmetic.
For instance, veneers can be used to repair chipped teeth and prevent further problems. They are also effective solutions for slightly crooked teeth when braces are not an option. Furthermore, they’re very effective at restoring a single stained tooth.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Fix damage due to decay or injury
Fix gaps caused by crooked or misaligned teeth
Procedure is more comfortable than alternatives
How are teeth prepared for veneers?
Veneers typically require two visits to the dentist. The first visit will be used to prepare your tooth and take impressions, the actual veneer will be installed at the second visit.
The veneer will feel like your normal tooth. If the veneer was used to treat a crooked tooth, your smile will look much more even.
In more minor treatments, a temporary veneer shouldn’t be necessary. The amount of preparation is minimal, so the tooth should not look particularly different after preparation.
At your first visit, your dentist will walk you through your options and often make a recommendation. At Battersea Smiles, we have your best interests in mind, so you’ll be able to make an informed decision with expert advice to help guide you.
For treating chipped, decayed, and crooked teeth, there are a couple alternative treatment options. Most commonly, you’ve got fillings and crowns: