As the Porcelain Veneers specialist we know they are wonderful.
They can transform stained, damaged, misshapen or gappy teeth into beautiful, gleaming, perfectly proportioned teeth that produce the most attractive smile. But they are not right for everyone! A great deal of thought and consideration, as well as expert, impartial advice from a caring and responsible dentist is required before the decision to have porcelain veneers is made.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom made shells of tooth-coloured porcelain that are attached over the front of your teeth to produce a perfect looking smile. The application however, is not straightforward and once it has been done you can not have them removed, although the usual lifespan of veneers is around ten to fifteen years, at which point they will need to be renewed.
The procedure to apply porcelain veneers is quite technical and complex and usually requires at least three visits to your dentist. First, and maybe the most important of them all, is the initial consultation when all the benefits … as well as all the other considerations must be thoroughly discussed. It is at this point when together with your dentist you have to decide whether porcelain veneers really are right for you and it is your dentist’s responsibility to provide impartial professional advice and say whether in their opinion you should go ahead with the procedure.
If the decision is to proceed then after x-rays, preparation of the teeth involves removing approximately half a millimeter of enamel (which cannot be replaced) from each tooth. Then, following an impression of your teeth the bespoke veneers will be manufactured in a dental laboratory.
Finally the custom-made veneers can be fitted and cemented into place.
That may all sound rather simple, but whenever a patient comes to us at Carisbrook a Porcelain Veneers specialist to discuss porcelain veneers we always spend a considerable amount of time in discussing all the pros and the cons with them.
Because of the lifespan of the veneers we generally do not advise them for younger patients. We also discuss whether an orthodontics procedure and teeth whitening would be a more practical long-term solution.
If, however, following our discussions we jointly believe that porcelain veneers are right for the patient then rest assured as the Porcelain Veneers specialist you could not be in better hands because at Carisbrook we have performed literally thousands of these procedures and no one can boast this same level of experience and expertise.
Porcelain veneers are a lifetime commitment. Do not take the decision lightly and always get trusted professional advice before you make your decision.
If you would like to talk to Carisbrook Porcelain Veneers specialist about porcelain veneers you can book a FREE CONSULTATION simply by calling 0161 951 7295 or by going to our Appointments page where you can use the online form to send us a message.
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