Porcelain Veneers in Perth or Edinburgh
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic, bonded to the front of your teeth. They can improve the appearance of gaps, chips, cracks, discolouration, and misalignment in teeth. The layers of translucent, all-ceramic porcelain allow light to shine through, reflecting off the opaque tooth dentin below the surface and giving the appearance of brighter, natural-looking teeth. Using porcelain veneers at our dental practices in Perth and Edinburgh, Scotland, we can remake your smile in just a few appointments.
Preparing for Porcelain Veneers
At Cherrybank Dental Spa, everyone is treated as an individual, but the process is roughly the same.
During your initial consultation for porcelain veneers at our practice in Perth and Edinburgh, Scotland, you will discuss your aesthetic goals for correcting and improving your smile with one of our qualified cosmetic dentists. He or she will design the specifications for your new teeth, including instructions for the lab regarding the shape, colour, and translucency of your new veneers. The cosmetic dentist will also tell you what to expect over the next few appointments.
During the second appointment, our dentist will prepare your teeth for your new porcelain veneers. Doing so requires buffing off about half a millimeter of tooth enamel to adjust for the added thickness of the veneers. This is painless, and after your teeth have been prepared, we will take a mold of your mouth to send to the laboratory, where they will craft your porcelain veneers to match your teeth.
Making a natural looking porcelain veneer is an artform. We only use the very best dental labs. We will also bond temporary veneers to your teeth so that you can get used to the new shape of your teeth while your permanent porcelain veneers are prepared.
Placing Your Porcelain Veneers
After two or three weeks, your porcelain veneers will be ready and you will return to our Perth or Edinburgh dental spa practice. If you are satisfied with the color and shape of your veneers, they will be permanently cemented to your teeth.
After the Procedure
After your porcelain veneers have been permanently fixed to your teeth, you can care for them much as you would your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing will maintain them over time. It should take several weeks for you to adjust to the new feel of your teeth, but very soon, they will feel absolutely natural.
Porcelain veneers are not the only option for restoring broken, chipped, or discoloured teeth. There are other cosmetic dentistry alternatives to consider as well. Like porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, composite bonding, and teeth whitening can all improve the aesthetics of your smile.
"I had discoloured tooth enamel, which made me self-conscious to smile, especially if there was a camera around. It had bothered me for years and other dentists I visited said my teeth were fine. I tried whitening but I kind of knew there must be a better solution. I then bumped into an old school friend who's teeth looked amazing, and she told me about Cherrybank. I went for an appointment and I had porcelain veneers fitted to my upper teeth.
I can't believe the difference. It was painless and much quicker than I expected. In fact from start to finish it took less than 2 weeks. I now have a beautiful smile and love getting my photo taken. I'm so much more confident. If you're thinking about having pocelain veneers - you won't find a better place than Cherrybank"
Margaret - Edinburgh
If you have any questions or just want to talk to someone about porcelain veneers, contact the experts at Cherrybank Dental Spa.
With locations in Perth and Edinburgh, we are perfectly suited to cover the whole of Scotland - but the first step is just to give us a call. It doesn't have to be just about porcelain veneers, it could be about any aspect of cosmetic dentistry - the number's at the top of the page.
By Elaine Halley