Veneers offer a great way of transforming your smile with just one treatment because they cover the whole front surface, they can hide many imperfections, from discoloured, chipped or cracked teeth through to crooked ones. As they are now bonded in place it makes for a very durable long lasting procedure.
Here at Byways Dental Practice, we offer two main types of dental veneers available.
Composite Resin Veneers
Composite resin veneers are usually placed on the tooth in just one appointment. Once the tooth has been reshaped for the veneer, the dentist bonds and shapes the composite material to best match your teeth. A special light is then used to harden the material and the veneer is smoothed to look like a natural tooth. These are a more affordable option than porcelain veneers and may require more maintenance as they are more prone to chipping.
A more durable and longer-lasting option, and rarely require maintenance. The dentist will make an impression of your prepared teeth and send them to a laboratory, where they will replicate the shape of your veneers. Once they have been made, the dentist will ask you back to the practice so they can ensure the veneers are the perfect shape, fit and colour-match for your teeth. Dental cement will be then used to bond the veneers to the teeth.