Dental Veneers In Essex
Are You Unhappy With Your Smile?
Do You Dislike The Shape Of Your Teeth?
If The Answer Is “Yes” Veneers Could Be For You…
Dental veneers at Start Smiling, Ingatestone, are a popular choice if you are looking for a new smile you can be confident with.
Veneers are no longer something that is only available for the rich and famous. Advances in technology mean veneers are more affordable than you think.
If your teeth have small gaps or are slightly crooked, veneers can work for you.
See What A Dramatic Effect Veneers Can Have On Your Smile
What Are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain bonded to the front surface of your tooth, thus changing its appearance.
Veneers are often likened to false fingernails because they are able to offer an immediate transformation to any tooth irregularity. This means that you will not have to undergo months of orthodontic treatment or other similar procedures, but will have a new smile in a short space of time.
This is a treatment that can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, which makes it one of the most advantageous choices for optimum results when having a smile makeover.
Veneers are an elegant and versatile way of closing spaces, disguising darkened teeth or strengthening crowded, protruding teeth. They are also used to replace lost enamel and can help strengthen teeth weakened by erosion, over-brushing or simply age.
Porcelain is the most favoured material for veneers, because they are durable and offer a natural looking appearance.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers typically last between five and ten years, while composite veneers tend to have a shorter life span.
To make your veneers last longer you should treat them as your teeth need to be treated.
Also, ensure that you keep regular appointments to see us to keep your mouth as healthy as can be, try and stick to a good diet and avoid too many acidic foods and foods that can stain your teeth.
Why Should I Get Veneers? 4 Possible Reasons
Well there are a wide variety of reasons why you might opt for treatment with dental veneers:
1. Discoloured Teeth – Veneers can cover stained teeth that won’t respond to whitening treatments.
2. Damaged Teeth – Your teeth maybe damaged for a number of reasons, excessive grinding for example. Veneers can also correct the appearance of chipped or broken teeth. You can also use them for teeth where the enamel has been damaged or a replacement to stop any further damage to the tooth underneath.
3. Gaps – Spaces between your teeth can easily be closed using veneers, giving you a more uniform-looking smile, making you feel happier.
4. Crooked Teeth – There are only a few cases using Veneers for crooked teeth. If your teeth are not severely crooked you can use Veneers to give the appearance of a perfectly straight smile. Win – win.
This is a more advanced smile makeover case which took about 4-months to complete. General dental neglect and previous bad dentistry had resulted in multiple fractured and missing teeth, infections and failing old restorations. We completed 5 root canal treatments to save some of her teeth as well as a few extractions of the teeth too badly broken down. We then re-built the entire smile using a combination of crowns and veneers. We filled the spaces of the missing teeth with bridges.
The end-result is a miraculous transformation. She now has the understanding to maintain her smile and keep all her remaining teeth for as long as possible. This patient visited me only a few days ago, one-year after treatment completion, and she is maintaining excellent standards of oral hygiene and everything still looks perfect. I am very pleased for her and the progress she has made.
Smile Makeover Treatment Using Veneers, Crowns & Bridges
A more usual “smile makeover” involving veneers, crowns and bridges which I completed a few years ago. The difference between this type of smile makeover and the other ones I have sent you which utilise white filling material, is that with this case you must first remove all the old crowns and veneers and then drill the teeth to allow for new veneers to be made by a laboratory.
This was much more popular 10-15 years ago as was considered the only way to makeover a smile. Now with the more modern materials we can create beautiful smiles without drilling the teeth and without braking the patients’ bank!
At Start-Smiling we usually use veneers alongside crowns, implants or bridges as part of a smile makeover.
We work in close consultation with our master ceramist to design and fabricate your veneer to match colour if a single unit or create your perfect smile if part of a smile makeover.
Award Winning Dentistry
Dr Thomas Sealey was able to restore his patient’s mouth, where they had worn and chipped their teeth, with such minimal techniques and using the most beautiful and delicate ceramic veneers that the result was considered to be the best in the UK at the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. What an amazing accomplishment.
In addition, Dr Sealey was able to change a dark and discoloured front tooth dental crown and replace it with such a stunning new crown that it was indistinguishable within his patient’s smile. This is the most natural result that all dentists aim to achieve. His work was so beautiful that he was awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards as voted by a panel of expert dentists from across the UK.
Are Veneers Suitable For You?
As with any treatment here at Start Smiling the first step is to assess your smile to ensure that veneers are the best treatment for you.
That’s why we offer a FREE Smile Analysis for all new patients so that we can assess your smile and see if you are suitable for dental veneers. You can look at all options that are available to you and discover how to get the smile that you’ve always dreamed of!