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The Main Facts About Composite Veneers That You Need To Be Aware Of

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Facts About Composite Veneers That You Need To Be Aware Of

For most people who want a practical and cost-effective way to improve teeth appearance, veneers are often a good choice. The composite veneers recommended by London dentists are effective, yet not too expensive. In this article, you will find some basic facts that people who are thinking of getting such composite veneers need to understand.

How direct composite veneers work

Direct composite veneers can fully cover up stains, chips, or cracks on one’s teeth. They can thus make teeth look perfect. You may have the veneers on the upper incisors. Or you can have them on your lateral incisors. It is also possible to have them on your canines.

Usually, the direct composite veneers match the shade of the teeth they are fitted onto. Thus, while considering these veneers, you must be aware of your teeth’s current shade. Then you need to be sure that it is a shade you are happy with. If not, you may decide to first have the teeth whitened (for like a month), before the veneer placement appointment.

The actual placement of the direct composite veneers can be a one-session affair. However, you would probably need to have visited the dentist previously, to explore options. In the end, though, even the best composite veneers London dentists put on patients can actually be placed in one session.

How direct composite veneers are placed

The placement of direct composite veneers is actually classed as a ‘minimally invasive’ procedure. This usually has implications on the teeth veneers cost UK patients have to bear. Since their fitting is not a very invasive procedure, it also tends not to be too costly. Moreover, only very little prep work needs to be done, before the fitting of the veneers.

To get the veneer placement, the dentist will usually remove very little enamel from the teeth. Even for the very best composite veneers, London dentists offer to their patients, prep work always has to start with enamel removal. But to reiterate, very little enamel is taken off.

After the enamel removal step follows that of etching the tooth surface. This is done using phosphoric acid. The goal is to create a slightly rough surface so that the veneer that will be placed can really hold well. Note that the phosphoric acid doesn’t stay on the teeth for too long. It is there for just 20 or so seconds. Then the dentist washes it off.

After the etching step follows that of applying a special bond glue. This is then ‘set’ by way of having UV light shone over it.

The next step is applying the composite. This has to be done ‘bit by bit’ until a proper layer is formed. Then once a single layer is formed, it is cured with UV light before the next layer is set up. This is obviously a painstaking process, and definitely, a factor in the teeth veneers cost UK patients are charged in the end.

Once the veneer is fully in place, there is still finishing work to be done: by way of shaping and smoothing. Previously, you have indicated the shape and shade you desire. Now what the dentist does at this stage is actually implement those preferences for you. The goal is to ultimately give you the exact perfect smile you were wishing for.

Regarding the durability of today’s composite veneers

Modern composite veneers can serve you for as many as 7 years. This makes them highly practical. And in comparison to other similarly lasting cosmetic options, they are also very cost-effective.

Of course, if 7 years of service sounds too modest for you, there are other longer-lasting cosmetic options. Those may include porcelain (as opposed to composite) veneers which keep working for as many as 15 years.

To ensure that your composite veneers serve you for as long as possible, you need to care for them properly. Firstly, you need to be aware of the fact that after the veneers are put on, you should be using non-abrasive toothpaste. Thus you should be brushing regularly, with that type of toothpaste.

Secondly, once you have the veneers in place, you must not chew on very hard objects with the front teeth. Doing so could lead to your veneers detaching.

Thirdly, you need to watch out for drinks like coffee and tea that may stain your veneers too much. Otherwise, you may end up in a situation where your veneers’ aesthetic value goes down with time.

Are you in search of composite veneers London services? Our Emergency Dentist London clinic can help with the fitting of such veneers.

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