One of the most traditional parts of Christmas is the present giving, so why not give the gift of a smile makeover this year – or why not treat yourself?
A smile makeover can be a great way to celebrate the end of the year and what better gift than the confidence of a new, beautiful smile for the year ahead? A smile makeover can involve a number of procedures, which most likely will include dental veneers to completely rejuvenate and transform your smile.
Dental veneers can be used to treat a number of dental problems and can improve the colour, shape, size and length of the tooth, making them the dental treatment of choice for those looking for a beautiful Hollywood Smile.
Dental veneers are laminates that act almost as shields for your natural tooth and are often called ‘fake nails for teeth’.
These laminates are placed on the outer surface of the natural tooth in order to improve the appearance. They can be coloured to improve the overall shade of the teeth, as well as fixing any chipped or cracked teeth.
The fitting of dental veneers usually takes three visits, whether the treatment is for one or multiple teeth. The first trip will involve a consultation with your Hanwell dentist to discuss what you are hoping to achieve with your treatment. Your dentist will then perform an examination to find out if dental veneers are suitable for you.
The second visit will involve preparation for the final treatment. This requires the removal of a portion of the enamel of the tooth or teeth to allow room for the laminates to be added. This may be done under local anaesthetic at the discretion of you and the dentist. After this a mould of the tooth is sent away and made into the laminates, which are suited perfectly to your mouth and smile. Until this time temporary veneers can be placed over the adjusted teeth.
The third and final trip to the dentist is when the permanent veneers are attached or ‘bonded’ to the tooth, usually around two weeks after the second visit. A cement is bonded to the tooth and veneers, after which a special light is use to activate the chemicals within the cement, to quickly harden it to the enamel of the tooth.
So, this Christmas enjoy a glistening smile with the health of dental veneers and a complete smile makeover.