Cosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity in the UK. As Brits become more image-conscious as a society (spontaneous selfie anyone?) and more interested in spending money on their health and wellbeing, the more appealing a trip to the cosmetic dentist is.
This growing desire has also neatly dovetailed with cosmetic dentistry becoming more widely available. Time was, a patient would have to go to a major city to brighten up their smile. Now people can find a cosmetic dentist on every high street, offering aesthetic treatments such as veneers in Liverpool at increasingly affordable prices. This includes long established practices in the area such as Liverpool Smile Studio.
One of the most diverse and flexible treatments on offer is veneers. These thin porcelain shells cover a multitude of cracks, chips, gaps and stains. If there is a minor imperfection in the teeth, chances are a veneer can cover it.
How do they work?
Veneers in Liverpool are like false nails for the teeth, in that they cover up the surface of the tooth. The cosmetic dentist will remove the top layer of enamel to give the veneer a rough surface to bond to, and so it will lie flush with the surrounding teeth. They will then apply dental adhesive and stick the veneer on. Doesn’t sound like a very in-depth process, but veneers are remarkably durable and will last around 10 years before needing to be replaced.
What can they be used for?
If a tooth has been chipped or cracked through accident or injury, a veneer can cover over it. If the teeth are a little uneven or have small gaps, veneers are a quicker and cheaper alternative to braces for creating an even smile.
And if tooth whitening isn’t a possibility, because not all stains can be removed this way, veneers in Liverpool can cover up ingrained blemishes. One important point to note: any patient who wishes to carry out whitening to remove surface stains on other teeth will need to do this first before having veneers fitted. This is because it isn’t possible to whiten veneers, so they will need to be colour-matched to the newly whitened teeth to give a consistent look.