What are dental veneers?

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For a fantastic smile that will be the envy of all those around you, visit The London Dental Clinic. Situated on Harley Street in London, well-known for its excellent private medical care practices, the clinic offers a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures that will enable you to smile with confidence. All procedures are carried out by Dr. Sam Sherif, who is a highly-skilled, Harvard-trained cosmetic dentist.

Dental veneers are just one of the many procedures that can be undertaken at The London Dental Clinic. Veneers are a simple and affordable way to improve the look of unsightly, discoloured or misshapen teeth. An ultra-thin, custom-made layer of porcelain that fits over the surface of the tooth is an excellent way to hide imperfections and improve the appearance of your smile. By choosing a precise shade of porcelain, veneers can mask discolouration caused by stains, root canal treatments or large resin fillings. Veneers can make a chipped, worn down or broken tooth look intact and can even close an unwanted gap if a brace is not suitable. Misaligned, uneven and irregularly shaped teeth can be a thing of the past with dental veneers.

Having a veneer fitted could not be easier. During your first visit, a very thin layer of the tooth will be removed. This toughens the surface of the tooth and ensures that the veneer bonds properly. A mould will then be taken and this mould is taken away by a dental technician who will carefully craft the veneer for a perfect fit. The veneer is also colour-matched to give you a healthy and natural smile. Once made, the veneer will then be fitted on your second visit by cementing the cover on to your tooth. A local anaesthetic may be used to avoid discomfort and numb the area but this is not necessary and will be discussed on your initial visit.

Veneers last for many years and chips can be easily repaired. They do not require special care or attention and can be brushed or flossed as normal. Additionally, veneers do not require the extensive shaping prior to placement that crowns require and as gum tissue tolerates porcelain very well, veneers are a comfortable option when looking at cosmetic dentistry.

Call Veritas Dental Care on 020 7580 5954 and book an appointment with Dr. Sam Sherif today.