Are You Unhappy With Your Smile? Do You Wish There Was A Fast Solution?
The good news is there is a solution to your smile concerns. Dental veneers at Nethergate Dental Practice are a popular choice for people looking for a new smile they can be confident with.
Did you know that we can provide ‘Trial Smiles’ using our Digital Smile Design software? You can actually see what your smile would look like before we start your treatment.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain which we can bond to the front of your teeth.
Without the need for major surgery, veneers improve the appearance of smiles with –
- Misalignment in teeth
Porcelain veneers have a similar strength and colour to natural teeth. The layers of translucent porcelain allows light to shine through, reflecting off the opaque tooth dentine below the surface, giving the appearance of brighter, natural-looking teeth.
We also offer Edelweiss Direct Veneers which are a white filling variant, treated by a laser to give a highly glossy surface. These prefabricated direct veneers require you to attend only one appointment from start to finish.
Using either Porcelain Veneers or Edelweiss Same Day Veneers our dental practices can rejuvenate your smile.
Edelweiss Direct Veneers
Edelweiss Direct Veneers are an innovative procedure available at Nethergate Dental Practice. So far we have had outstanding results and very happy patients!
These veneers are suitable for nervous patients who would like to minimise their time with us, or if you are in a hurry and don’t have time to wait for the creation of bespoke porcelain veneers.
Your teeth do need to be relatively straight to be a candidate for these delicate veneers, although they can also help to improve darker teeth and to close gaps between front teeth.
In most cases our dental team will prepare your tooth before fitting the veneer. The Edelweiss Veneers are very thin, almost clear so we use different coloured bonding to change the colour as required. They provide a simpler alternative to porcelain veneers.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
During your initial consultation at our practice, you will discuss your aesthetic goals for correcting and improving your smile with one of our qualified cosmetic dentists.
We will give you detailed design specifications regarding shape, colour, and translucency of your new veneers to the lab. The dentist will then arrange your follow-up appointments and tell you what to expect over the next few appointments.
During the second appointment, the dentist will prepare your teeth for your new porcelain veneers. Doing so requires buffing off about half a millimetre of tooth enamel to adjust for the added thickness of the veneers. This is a painless procedure.
Next, your dentist will take a mould 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 art form, that’s why we use only the very best dental labs.
We will provide you with temporary veneers during this stage. This will allow you to get used to the new shape of your teeth while you wait.
After two or three weeks, your porcelain veneers will be ready. On your return to the practice, you will be able to examine the veneers to assess their colour and shape. They will then be permanently attached to your teeth.
After your porcelain veneers have been fitted, you should care for them just as you would 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.