Get Dental Veneers in the West Midlands
What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are a great way to improve the way your teeth look and also protect them from damage. A veneer is a special layer we place on top of your teeth to hide discolouration and other imperfections to help keep them healthier for longer.
What Are Dental Veneers Made Of?
They can be made from two materials, porcelain or composite. If you choose composite veneers, they can be built and directly fitted on your teeth by your dentist. They can also be fitted indirectly. We’ll take a mould of your teeth and send it to a lab where they’ll make veneers that are specially made for you.
If you choose porcelain veneers, we’ll always have to take a mould of your teeth. When the veneers come back from the lab, you just need to pop into The Dentist and we’ll put them in place with a special glue called dental cement.
Porcelain veneers take longer, but many people think they’re worth it. They last longer than composite, they’re less likely to stain, and they look better.
Are There Different Types of Dental Veneers?
Sometimes veneers are called dental crowns, but they are a little different. A crown covers the full surface of the whole tooth, giving more space for the glue to stick. They may need more drilling and tooth preparation than just veneers, but they are a more permanent fix as they help support the veneers.
Laminate veneers are another option to upgrade your smile and help protect your teeth. Laminate is a thin substance that covers the surface of your teeth, They will help stop discolouration and make even out the spaces between your teeth. Laminate veneers are a lot less invasive than some of the other options, but they are not as reliable as dental crowns. If the glue stops working, the veneers could just fall off.
Lumineers are another option. They are a brand of veneers that are made to be thin and strong. They are see-through and stick right onto your teeth. It’s important to talk to your dentist about them as they are not the right choice for everyone.
Gold veneers are another option. But, make sure you’ve had a good chat with the dentist because gold veneers can cause irritation, which could give you dental problems in the future.
How Are Veneers Fixed?
In the cases where a veneer can be fitted directly — such as with composite veneers — your dentist will be able to measure your teeth and fit the veneer immediately.
In other situations, such as if you’re having a porcelain crown fitted, precise measurements need to be taken and impressions made of your teeth. Once the lab has custom-made your veneers, they will be carefully attached using dental cement — a special type of glue used on teeth.
What Are the Advantages of Veneers?
Veneers are a popular choice for a lot of our patients because they have so many advantages. Not only can they improve how your teeth look by hiding stains and damage, but they also give your teeth an even look. If you have crooked teeth that aren’t something more serious, veneers could be a great alternative to braces or other procedures like straightening.
Another great thing about veneers if that they provide an extra layer of protection to your teeth, great for where the enamel has been worn down or some teeth are fractured.
For our patients in the West Midlands, our veneers provide a more convenient alternative to some more complex and costly orthodontic treatments. We can give a smile you can be proud of at a cost that suits you.
Are They Right for Me?
Getting veneers is pretty straightforward, but it’s important to have a chat with us before you do. If you have gum disease or need a filling, veneers won’t help.
Come in and see us for a free consultation about your next steps and what could be right for your teeth.
Are you considering getting dental veneers?
Call us on 01922 624900 to arrange your no-obligation consultation. We’ll help you determine if veneers are right for you and, if not, help you find the best alternative treatment. We can also explain the different types of veneers available, how much they cost and discuss our interest-free credit payment plan.