Everything you need to know about Veneers
It wasn't long ago that veneers were very much considered a celebrity treatment. Teeth whitening and straightening may have been accessible to the masses, but veneers were still seen as a treatment for the rich and famous. However, in the past few years, the number of us ordinary folk opting for veneers has hugely increased. Why is this exactly? We are living in an age where looking good and feeling good has never been more important. We are taking more pride of our appearance. The rise of celebrity fandom has sparked more demand for looking like our favourite stars. A lot of our patients don't just tell us they want veneers; they tell us they want veneers like Cheryl or Rylan. Wanting to look our best isn't a crime, which is why more and more of us are dishing out on cosmetic dentistry. But what are veneers exactly? How do they work and who are they for? There are a lot of questions surrounding veneers and in this blog we aim to answer many of them.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain which are bonded to the enamel of the teeth to recreate or redesign a natural smile. These pieces of porcelain are strong and resilient compared with natural tooth enamel. They are custom made for you to match the colour of your teeth resulting in a shiny new natural smile. Veneers are less intrusive and complex than braces and other treatments. Veneers are a much quicker process than six months of straightening and show just as good a result. They are used to close gaps and correct misalignments and chips in teeth, and result in a brighter and straighter smile, all in a very speedy process. As you can see, veneers are a great solution for solving a number of problems, so its no surprise why they have become so popular with both patients and dentists. How exactly does the process work then? Well, veneers in Cardiff involve very little time in the surgery. In a first appointment, the dentist will begin by preparing the surface of your teeth to neatly bond the veneer(s) to your teeth. One of our team may do this by preparing some of the outer layer of the enamel to ensure the veneer will fit perfectly and comfortably. Once prepared, the dentist will take impressions which are sent off to a lab to create your own personalised veneers. You will then be invited back for a second appointment when the prepared veneers are bonded to the enamel. Its as easy as that!
Caring for your Veneers - Veneers in Cardiff
In terms of caring for your veneers, we recommend to continue to brush and floss as usual. There are many advantages to veneers. As they are non-living, they shouldn't stain like normal teeth do from coffee, dark foods and smoking. However, as usual you should try and minimise these habits in order to not compromise the rest of your teeth. It is important to continue to maintain good oral hygiene to take care of the teeth that the veneer is bonded too. Veneers don't usually fall off, but if the rare event they do, they can easily be rebonded. Veneers can last from seven to twenty years. Veneers can be expensive. Well rephrase that. Veneers are expensive - wherever you go. Despite our prices being competitive, we understand that the cost of veneers in Cardiff is a lot on the wallet. At Bamboo Dental, we offer 0% finance so the price of veneers can be spread over a year or two years. Not only do we offer competitive prices and affordable payment plans, we have a five-time award winning team. You'd be crazy to get veneers from anywhere else! If you feel veneers in Cardiff could be a good solution for you, then call us on 02920 569769 or contact us on our contact form here. Once you get in touch, we can book you in for a free consultation with a member of our team of experts. This consultation will be the chance for you to talk about what you want done, and your expert will inform you on what is achievable and in what time frame. If may be that another type of treatment may be more suitable such as a crown or braces. If you are happy with the consultation, Bamboo Dental will then book you in for treatment. So why not give us a call today? Veneers can truly restore smiles and restore confidence. We see many of our patients overjoyed at their celebrity smiles. Whats truly important to the team of Bamboo is giving that confidence to our patients. Its not the veneers in Cardiff that change lives, its the confidence that comes with it. Happiness and confidence is only a call away with Bamboo Dental.