Dental Veneers Harley Street
It is only natural to want to have perfect white teeth; however, as we age, our teeth naturally darken and we may well add to that effect by drinking tea and coffee and perhaps even smoking.
Cosmetic dentistry of course, does offer tooth whitening techniques which are very effective and suitable for a large number of people. However, for some, the discolouration may be too severe or there may possibly be chipped and damaged teeth.
For these people, dental veneers are perhaps the best option. This basically involves replacing the damaged or discoloured front layer of the teeth with a very fine piece of specially engineered porcelain which replaces it and looks natural.
What though are the main advantages of having dental veneers?
To start with, the whole procedure is painless although a little local anaesthetic is usually applied to be on the safe side. Once the front layer of the tooth has been removed, it is simply a matter of cementing the new veneers to the front of the teeth. As the process is painless and stress free, it is a procedure which should be comfortable even for those who are nervous of dentists and may usually require conscious sedation for some dental treatments.
Whilst tooth whitening procedures are not permanent, with the tooth discolouring again over a period of time, dental veneers remain permanently white as the porcelain used is non porous and so therefore does not stain.
Although veneers are very thin layers of porcelain and therefore may appear potentially fragile; once they have been attached to the teeth, they are not likely at all to fracture or break. Any rough edges that exist after they have been added will be filed down using precise equipment before the patient leaves the dental practice.
Of course, one of the major benefits of veneers is the confidence that having a bright white smile brings. Many studies have shown that this confidence enables people to advance in their professional careers. Therefore, as well as a nice white smile, any costs that may be incurred through the procedure could be more than compensated through your professional advancement.