What Are Veneers?

A veneer is a thin piece of either porcelain or ceramic used to recreate the natural look of teeth. They also provide extra strength and resistance compared to a tooth’s natural enamel. Veneers can also be used for cosmetic reasons to enhance the brightness of teeth, give the appearance of straight teeth, and correct issues such as decolouration, fractures or chips. This article will give you all the information you need to know before getting veneers in Glasgow.

Cost of Veneers in Glasgow

Porcelain veneers are preferred by dentists as it is the best material to use for correcting issues with shape and colour, not only that porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 10-20 years, making them a long-term solution for your teeth. They can cost anywhere from £600-£1500, but the results, if done by a professional are outstanding.

Getting Veneers in Glasgow

Typically, the veneer inserting process takes 2 appointments to get it done, but in some places such as Berkeley Clinic, you can get it done in one! Here is what’s involved when getting veneers in Glasgow;

1.      Anaesthesia

You may not need any anaesthesia to get veneers, but this is dependent on the sensitivity of the patient and can be used if needed.

2.      Teeth Cleaning

The dentist will then proceed to clean your teeth and determine which shade is right for your veneers. The dentist will also remove a very thin layer of enamel from the tooth to allow room to place the veneer on the tooth.

3.      Temporary Veneer

Next, the dentist will make an impression of your tooth and a temporary veneer will be placed on the tooth. The impression is then sent to the laboratory so your permanent veneer can be made.

4.      Permanent Veneer (normally appointment #2)

After the impression of your tooth is sent away to the laboratory to be made, they send your new veneer back to the dentist. The dentist will then take off the temporary veneer and once again clean the tooth.

5.      Permanent Veneer Placed

Your new veneer will then be etched and cleaned by your dentist. The veneer will be allowed time to air-dry before the adhesive is placed in preparation for the fitting.

The veneer is then light cured for 60 seconds on all surfaces that will be attached to the tooth’s structure.

6.      Clean Up

Finally, your dentist will remove any excess material and polish the margarines of the veneer.

Aftercare for Veneers

To take proper care of veneers it’s suggested that you brush and floss your teeth as normal with non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. It’s also recommended to limit the intake of coffee and other teeth-staining foods.

No matter how well you look after you veneers, chances are they will need replacing at some point, but practising good oral hygiene will help them last as long as possible.

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