Are You Looking For That Perfect, Celebrity Smile? If ‘Yes’, Porcelain Veneers Could Be Just For You!
Dental Veneers are very thin, specially shaped pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front of the teeth to create a beautiful smile.
Veneers are strong, durable and beautifully custom made, colour matched to the exact shade you desire. For a straighter, whiter smile, veneers can be a straightforward alternative to brace work.
If your front teeth are stained, chipped, or malaligned, veneers will give you a good life-like appearance with minimum tooth adjustment.
A dental veneer is a facing on the front of your teeth usually your top teeth, it is just like a false finger nail.
Veneers are made out of porcelain and are used mainly for aesthetic reasons.
Dental veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed.
I’ve Heard About Cosmetic Bonding, What Is It?
Cosmetic bonding, often called resin bonding, is when a tooth-coloured resin is bonded to your teeth, then sculpted into the proper shape. The resin is a composite of liquid acrylic and tiny particles of glass. The composite resin forms a durable, stain-resistant surface that can be polished to mimic the texture of your natural teeth.
With advances in modern dentistry, there is no reason you should be unhappy with the way that your teeth look. Psychologists have proven that a beautiful smile enhances your personal appearance and improves your self confidence. If you don’t like your teeth, cosmetic bonding may be the right solution for you!
In the past, if your tooth was chipped, stained or cracked, you would probably receive a crown. Today bonding is a quick and easy solution for many of these problems.
For example, by lightly filling a tooth on one side and building it up on the other, your dentist can eliminate the gap from a gap-toothed grin. By adding thickeners to vary the consistency, dentists can use the resin-like clay to restore chipped or broken teeth. In fact, worn or darkened “silver” fillings can be replaced with tooth-coloured bonding materials that are indistinguishable from your natural tooth enamel.
Bonding is used to whiten stained teeth, to stabilise loose teeth, and to replace missing teeth. With resin bonding, you can change the colour, the shape and the position of your teeth, improving your smile. While bonding is a wonderful technique, it will not solve all restorative dental problems. Where a large portion of the tooth surface is damaged, a veneer or crown may be more advisable.