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07 December 2015

Porcelain Veneers – What are they and how do they work?

One of the most popular processes that make up successions of smile makeovers Manchester is porcelain veneers. Manchester has several private dental clinics that fit veneers and it’s something that more and more people are turning to in order to bring back their great looking smile. In effect it’s a quick fix, pain-free solution, but what exactly are they and how do they work?

Many patients are looking for an alternative to tooth bonding or crowns and porcelain veneers Manchester fit this mould perfectly. In essence they’re a compilation of shell-like layers of thin ceramic known as dental porcelain which are bonded onto the outer layer of your existing tooth. Because dental porcelain is stain proof veneers offer a great solution to those who suffer from superficially stained teeth. This type of staining doesn’t often respond well to laser teeth whitening or teeth bleaching so dental veneers in Manchester can help They can even be coloured so that they blend in perfectly with surrounding natural teeth They’re also ideal for teeth that have been slightly cracked or misshapen and can also help with any unsightly gaps.

So how do they work?

Whether you opt for porcelain veneers in Manchester or indeed anywhere else in the UK, there’s a good chance that they’ll be fitted in exactly the same way. Firstly a small amount of the natural tooth enamel is removed (usually less than 1mm) so that the veneer sits perfectly flush with the tooth and doesn’t effect the bite. The veneer is then fastened to the tooth using a light sensitive resin which is hardened with a specialist curing light. Once fitted the porcelain veneer can then be shaped to naturally match any existing teeth or contoured to fill the space between existing tooth gaps. The end result is a fully restored tooth or teeth that brings about a great looking smile.

Are there any disadvantages to Porcelain veneers?

Firstly because a small portion of the natural tooth enamel has to be removed it isn’t a reversible procedure. Although small adjustments to existing veneers can be made, you can’t reliably return to using solely the original tooth. In addition because some enamel is removed a patient might experience some sensitivity to hot and cold drinks or food. Typically though, this disappears with a couple of days. Finally, although veneers Manchester are very strong they can be brittle therefore try to avoid any unnecessary stress on your new teeth such as biting your nails, chewing ice or opening beer bottles.

If you would like to find out more about porcelain veneers Manchester, either as separate treatment, or as one part of a succession of treatments that make up smile makeovers, Manchester clinic Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. Why not book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs and requirements. To make an appointment, either visit our website at www.cheadlehulmedental.com or contact us directly on 0161 486 0743. Shi Karim and the team look forward to meeting you.

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