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Could Porcelain Veneers Give You The Smile That You Long For?

Cosmetic Dentistry in North Harrow is more popular than ever before as people strive to keep their smile healthy and attractive. If you’re looking for a smile makeover to conceal teeth that are chipped, discoloured, or slightly crooked, then porcelain veneers could be the answer.

porcelain veneersMade from wafer thin porcelain, veneers are similar to false nails in as much as they fit over the surface of the front of teeth to totally conceal the tooth below. Expertly crafted and colour matched to the rest of your teeth, they make for a permanent and natural looking smile. They’re often chosen by patients simply looking to improve the appearance of the teeth that show when they smile.

In order to have veneers fitted the teeth have to be prepared by removing a thin layer of the tooth enamel so that the veneers fit flush with neighbouring teeth and the bite isn’t affected. Your dentist in North Harrow will remove only as much as is necessary and generally the treatment will involve two or more visits to the clinic. Once the teeth have been prepared then impressions are taken in order that your custom veneers can be made in the dental laboratory. Don’t worry, we won’t expect you to walk around with teeth that have been modified for veneers. Instead you’ll be fitted with temporary veneers until we call you back to the clinic for the fitting of your very own custom veneers. At this appointment, your veneers will be tried on for size before being cemented firmly in place with a dental bonding agent. Your dentist will also check that your bite is correct.

Candidates for porcelain veneers

Veneers are a popular treatment because of the fact they are an extremely versatile and cost effective treatment. Typically any patient who has the following could be considered for porcelain veneers:

  • Teeth which are chipped or cracked
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Most patients looking to conceal a cosmetic problem are potential candidates for veneers. Because just the front of the teeth are covered, veneers are a good choice of restorative treatment because very little of the natural tooth structure is removed. However, teeth must be healthy in order to have veneers fitted, they need to be fully grown, and if any orthodontic treatment needs doing, then this must be carried out first or the veneers will interfere with the treatment. Since porcelain veneers do not stain, they are also be used as a permanent alternative to teeth whitening in North Harrow for those patients for whom Zoom teeth whitening and other bleaching systems, fail to remove stubborn stains.

Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment we recommend that you book a consultation with Imperial Dental Care to discuss your particular needs and expectations. During a friendly and relaxed chat we can discuss all of your options to help you make an informed decision. Call us today on 020 8427 2264 or book online at As well as cosmetic dentistry in North Harrow we also provide general and restorative dentistry.

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