Veneers – Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I have discoloured front teeth and I would like veneers. What is my next step?
A. The next step is to arrange a consultation with us so that your oral health can be evaluated and the cause of your tooth discolouration can be diagnosed.Once this has happened a range of treatment options will be provided. You might find that a less invasive treatment such as tooth whitening can deal with your concerns just as effectively.If veneers are the best treatment for you, you might find that some form of no preparation or same-day veneer may be appropriate – meaning that you do not need preparation of your teeth.
Q. I would like to have a smile like a Hollywood star! I see these beautiful actresses on the red carpet with perfect smiles and I want my smile to be as amazing as theirs. Is this possible?
A. It is often possible to improve the appearance of a smile a great deal using the latest dental techniques.
The process of smile design is complex and the first step is always to have a consultation with a dentist who has experience in cosmetic dentistry.
At the consultation we’ll examine your mouth very thoroughly to ensure that your oral health is good and that it is appropriate to go forward with further dental treatment. You may find that other dental issues such as gum disease or tooth decay are found which must be dealt with first so that the foundations of your smile are in tip-top health.
At the consultation a range of treatment options personal to you will be offered.
These may include tooth whitening, cosmetic bonding and/or veneers. To achieve the results you want, you may also need to align your teeth using a system such as Invisalign® before treatment starts.
Q. I have heard that veneers can come off. Is this true?
A. Not usually. All types of veneer are bonded using extremely strong dental adhesive systems and are very firmly attached to your teeth. However, there are occasions when even the best systems fail – particularly if you clench or grind your teeth, or bite into something unusually hard. As part of any treatment option we always need to discuss what would happen if the unexpected event occurred.
After all, if you can break your own teeth, you can certainly break any dental restoration!