A smile is a persons most prominent facial feature, even the most beautiful face is rendered immediately unappealing when a smile reveals stained, chipped, missing or crooked teeth. An attractive smile is not just about vanity, a smile is an important part of a first impression. During the past few years there has been a lot of media attention about cosmetic dentistry. At Edlesborough Dental Practice we help people achieve dream smiles with our artistic ability and extensive knowledge. Our philosophy at Edlesborough Dental Practice is to create natural looking beautiful smiles.
Veneers are thin sheets of laminate porcelain intended to look like the surface of natural teeth, being applied to the front tooth surface in a similar way to false nails. This creates a flawless smile in a matter of moments, the treatment has become popular in recent years as a result of celebrity endorsements and the growing popularity of Hollywood smiles.
Porcelain Veneers will perfect your smile by evening and smoothing out your smile line, greatly improving the shade of your existing teeth and will evenly proportion the size and width of your teeth to give you that beautiful, perfect smile! Once bonded on they become even stronger and best of all they will never discolour or stain.
Before the veneers are applied our dentist will prepare your teeth. This is a simple procedure which is carried out under local anaesthetic, requiring the removal of thin pieces of the tooth structure to permit room for the veneers. This is a small amount and generally the same thickness as the veneer.
Once the teeth are ready we will create impressions and your new veneers will be manufactured according to these. We will also discuss colour shades and shapes to help plan your perfect smile. The veneers will be fitted and applied to the teeth using dental adhesive.
How long do dental veneers last?
They should be in place for many years if you look after them well. They can break and become chipped just like natural teeth and you will need to take care when playing sports or eating hard foods.
Why can't I just whiten my teeth instead?
In some cases, professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile and revive your appearance. When you have gaps, permanent stains, or chips, bleaching your teeth won't address the issues. Porcelain veneers literally cover the teeth and create a straight, attractive smile.
We strive to provide a relaxed and courteous atmosphere at out practice, making a trip to the dentist a pleasure, not a chore. If you would like to improve, enhance, or protect your smile, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
One of the simplest, quickest and most effective ways to improve the appearance of your smile is with teeth whitening treatment. In fact teeth whitening can do far more than revitalise your smile - it can revitalise your self-image, your mannerisms and the impression that you make on others.
Our Teeth Whitening treatment provides immediate results and requires just an hour of your time. At the conclusion of this treatment, which is pain-free, fast and effective, your teeth will be up to eight shades whiter. Degree of lightness will vary from patient to patient. Some patients may need to repeat the procedure periodically to top up the effect.
If there are any other dental problems they can affect the success of tooth whitening, for example, cavities need to be treated before teeth are whitened. That's because the whitening solution can pass through decayed areas and reach the inner parts of the tooth. If your gums have receded, the exposed roots of your teeth may appear yellow or discolored. Whitening products will not make them whiter.
If you have tooth decay or receding gums, whitening may make your teeth sensitive. Whitening also does not work on ceramic or porcelain crowns or veneers.
Teeth whitening trays and gels:
Edlesborough Dental Practice can provide you with teeth-whitening trays and gels that can be worn at home. These can be very effective, but results take longer to achieve than getting treatment done at our practice. We will take an impression of your teeth and give this to a dental technician, who will build a tray to the exact measurements of your mouth. We will check that the tray fits and demonstrate how to carry out the procedure at home.
The tray fits closely around the teeth, and is filled with a whitening gel. Depending on the strength of peroxide in the gel, these trays are usually worn for a couple of hours a day or overnight. Treatment can take anywhere from three days to a couple of weeks.
In market over-the-counter whitening kits are available, hough we do not recommend using them as they use a generic sized tray, which could allow the bleaching agent to come into contact with your gums, causing irritation or any other side effects. Not only they are not made to fit your mouth exactly, it may also be the case that bleaching isn't suitable for you, especially if you have gum disease or crowns. Proceeding with the treatment in these circumstances could be harmful.
Don't shy away from your smile any longer - take action and restore your smile's youthful luster. To arrange a consultation regarding our teeth whitening options, contact Edlesborough Dental Practice today. Our team can help you realise your dream of having a beautiful, bright white smile.
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