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Porcelain veneers

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Dental FlossThere’s no reason to put up with big gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or wonky. A porcelain veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake, or the result of an injury, and help you have a beautiful, healthy looking smile.

As time goes by, teeth enamel can dull and discolour as it wears down. Some of this is caused genetically but that’s not to say that eating habits and hygiene don’t have a part to play as well. Drinking tea, coffee, soft drinks and smoking can significantly affect the appearance and state of the teeth enamel.

Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of ceramic material that are bonded to the front of teeth. The procedure requires little or no anaesthetic and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth.

Advantages of veneers

This procedure has several advantages over other teeth restoration options. Porcelain is an extremely hard-wearing material with a colour, translucence and texture that is very similar to tooth enamel. It is not vulnerable to decay and will resist staining, while maintaining a natural, flawless appearance.

Porcelain veneers can also effectively close gaps between teeth, lengthen and reshape teeth, repair chipped, broken, or wonky teeth, as well as cover stains and discolourations.

The application process of veneers

After the teeth have been prepared and before the veneers have been applied, the appearance should be normal. Sensitivity may possibly be experienced, mainly with cold drinks. Using a straw can alleviate this sensitivity issue.

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During this time, it is important to brush regularly, as your teeth will be more open to staining. Regular flossing is important, too, since swollen or bleeding gums compromise bonding the veneers on permanently. Quality aftercare advice is available from reliable dentists, such as Liverpool Smile Studio in Liverpool.

What next?

Once your veneers have been permanently placed, they will feel like natural teeth and you can use them just as you would your regular teeth. However, veneers are not completely indestructible. To protect your veneers from chipping or breaking, it is best to avoid biting down onto hard substances. Try and avoid bad habits like chewing fingernails and clenching or grinding your teeth.