Dental Veneers and Smile Makeovers in York
Once thought of as an exclusive treatment of the Hollywood stars, dental veneers are have become an increasingly popular cosmetic dental procedure for transforming a smile in a short space of time.
A dental veneer is a thin shell of tooth-coloured material which covers the front surface of a tooth. Veneers can be crafted in range of different materials ranging from porcelain veneers to the latest synthetic materials (emax crowns) which can provide varying combinations of real aesthetics and durability.
This patient had a single tooth veneered. Our highly skilled technicians can craft teeth so that they look extremely natural!
What Can Veneers Be Used For?
Veneers can be used for a number of different situations including:
- Covering badly discoloured teeth
- Giving twisted teeth a straighter appearance (instant orthodontics)
- Improving the look of poorly developed teeth
- Covering teeth that have fluorosis
- Fixing chipped and damaged teeth
Veneers can be made from several different materials using varied techniques. This can influence both the cost and quality of the veneer. As there are several treatment options an assessment is required to determine the type of veneer most suitable for each situation. Below is a description of some types of veneers.
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Laboratory Made Veneers
We take the time to assess the condition of your existing teeth. We then plan a restoration design to optimize the aesthetics, selecting the best material for the situation. An impression of the prepared tooth is taken allowing the veneer to be made in the laboratory, after which, on the second visit it is carefully bonded on to the tooth surface. We use exclusive technicians who are highly skilled in hand crafting the veneers to suit your smile’s colour, contour and character perfectly, to create a truly natural look. This type of veneer can be expected to last many years if looked after properly, it is very durable and will look amazingly natural.
Direct Composite Resin Veneers
This type of veneer is composed of a composite material which is applied directly to the tooth. This can be done by the dentist whilst you are in the chair. Although you can achieve a rapid result, the long term quality and finish of the material is not as good as the laboratory crafted veneers described above.
This is a brand of prefabricated composite veneers. Using Componeers we are able to change your smile in one visit by placing these premade thin shells of composite straight on to your teeth. Once again the finish, colour and contouring of these veneers are not optimally customized. However Componeers is an option that is both quicker and more affordable thus being a cost effective way of rapidly transforming your smile.
Contact us via the website or call on 01904 623687 to book for a free consultation to discuss options suitable for you.
“I wouldn’t have dreamt that they would have been so good. The treatment has been fantastic!”
For over 20 years I had neglected my teeth due to a very bad childhood dental experience, I had found it impossible to even think about going to the dentist never mind letting one look inside my mouth!! So it was a huge relief when Jenny and her team were recommended to me as a sympathetic, caring and understanding practice. The years of neglect had obviously taken its toll, it was going to be a long road ahead of me but I felt reassured and able to take those first steps down the long road having talked to jenny. After my initial assessment, I was given a clear and uncomplicated analysis of what needed to be done and how it would be achieved. My treatment was scheduled at a pace that I was comfortable with. On every visit of which there were many the staff were welcoming, reassuring and very accommodating. it is the little things that elevate a good standard of service to that of exceptional.
All this would be irrelevant if I was unhappy with the finished product, after all the corrective treatment and smile makeover I can say my life has changed completely, no longer do I mask my smile, gone is the bottle of cloves on my bedside table, the once confident and extrovert person has risen from the ashes, if only I was 20 years younger!! Thanks for all the work and support, see you for my first 3 monthly check up.
For more information on dental veneers and smile makeovers in York or to book a consultation please contact us in York on 01904 623687 or fill in the online contact form.