Veneers

Make Your Smile Stand Out

Here at Burgess & Hyder Dental Group, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to improve confidence and fix any issues that are impacting your smile. That’s why we are proud to offer high-quality veneer treatment as part of our NHS services.

What are Veneers?

They are very thin shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth using dental cement and are designed to improve the appearance of the teeth. Veneers are a permanent solution for eliminating any issues and make your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape, angle or spacing.

Veneers can either be made from composite resin or porcelain. Porcelain requires two visits and a longer placement procedure but are generally longer-lasting and very natural looking. Comparatively, resin veneers are easier to fix if they get damaged.

Why Choose Veneers?

Veneers require the removal of less tooth enamel compared to other solutions such as crowns.

You may choose to get veneers to:

Fix Cosmetic Concerns

If you have a gap between your teeth, the teeth are slightly misaligned, chipped or cracked then veneers can cover this!

Replace Damaged Enamel

Enamel is a protective barrier that covers the outer layer of the teeth to stop damage and decay. Once it is eroded it does not regenerate, so veneers can work as a replacement shield.

Whiten Your Smile

Veneers are a great way of covering any staining or discolouration of the teeth and they are stain-resistant so will remain a lovely pearly white.

Am I A Good Candidate For Veneers?

Since veneers are a permanent solution, we encourage all patients at Burgess & Hyder to spend time considering whether they feel this is the right option, especially those who are younger as this would be a life-long commitment.

Things to keep in mind before getting veneers are:

  • Once the enamel is removed for the veneer attachment, this can not be undone.
  • This procedure requires the teeth and gums to be in good health, so the dentist will perform any necessary treatments to ensure this in advance.
  • If you grind or clench your teeth they may not be the right choice, as strain can cause them to break or chip. However, this may be avoided with the use of a night guard while sleeping.
  • If you have overcrowded teeth, a cross-bite or underbite, gum disease or any underlying structural issues then your dentist may recommend alternative treatment options to veneers.

Veneer Procedures at Burgess & Hyder Dental Group

At Burgess & Hyder Dental Group, a veneer is provided as an NHS service and usually requires two appointments. Here’s what is involved:

  • First, the teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of the enamel coating the front and sides of the teeth to make room for the veneers.
  • After this, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and you will select the desired shade.
  • The impression will then be used to create the veneers in the laboratory, which can take up to a week.
  • In the second appointment, the dentist will check the veneers against the teeth for fit and shape before then cleaning the teeth.
  • Finally, the veneers are bonded to the tooth or teeth. If composite material is used then a special light is used to harden it.

How to Care for Your Veneers

The following steps can help to ensure the long-term success of your veneers:

  • Maintain good daily hygiene practices, which includes brushing and flossing teeth twice every day.
  • Avoid chewing hard objects, biting your fingernails or putting too much pressure on the veneers as this can cause them to break or chip.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleaning.

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