Dental veneers have become very popular during the last few years, as they can offer an impressive improvement of your smile with minimal preparation of your teeth. Pretty much like a false nail sitting on top of your own, dental veneers are practically very thin shells of porcelain that are fitted on top of your teeth after very minimal preparation of the outer surface.
They offer excellent results in cases such as:
- Teeth discolouration or staining
- Spaces between teeth
- Teeth with irregular shape
Dental veneers can also give you the symmetrical and white smile you have always dreamed of, when all the other options are insufficient.
After a thorough examination, where we will establish that dental veneers are indeed the best treatment for you, impressions and pictures of your mouth will be taken, in order to create a treatment plan and make a simulation that would give you an idea of what your teeth would look like after the veneers are fitted. After this is approved by both you and the dentist then the procedure can start. The dentist will minimally prepare your teeth under local anaesthetic and new impressions will be taken and sent to the lab, where your veneers will be fabricated. While we wait for your veneers to be back, you will be fitted with temporary restorations to protect your teeth.
Once your veneers have been prepared, we will call you back to the practice for a fitting appointment and you can leave with your brand-new veneers and your new smile! We’ll give you advice on how to take care of your veneers at home and answer any questions you might have moving forwards.
Composite bonding / smilefast
Composite bonding is one of the most sought after treatments lately, for the correction of minimal discrepancies of teeth’s shape. Usually without any need for tooth preparation, composite bonding is ideal for cases where we need to close small gaps between teeth, change a misshapen corner of a tooth or generally make minor adjustments which will create a major cosmetic change to your smile. It’s a modern and affordable solution and most importantly minimally invasive as it works by adding to your existing teeth rather than drilling away healthy teeth like in veneers. This is why we love this treatment.
After a thorough examination, where we will establish that composite bonding is the best treatment for you, impressions and pictures of your mouth will be taken, in order to create a treatment plan and make a simulation that would give you an idea of what your teeth would look like after the treatment. Then the dentist will choose the appropriate shade to match your teeth and will perform the composite bonding procedure, with no or very minimal preparation of your teeth, depending on the case. This procedure is so gentle that you may have it without local anaesthetic if you prefer.
Once the procedure is completed, the dentist will polish your teeth and you will be ready to go and enjoy your new smile. We’ll give you advice on how to take care of your new restorations at home and answer any questions you might have moving forwards.
For bigger composite bonding transformations we also offer the SmileFast solution! SmileFast is quickly becoming the most accurate way to get the best results out of cosmetic bonding. It is digitally planned from 3D scans of your teeth, to give the best possible result. After we establish that this is the best treatment approach for you, we will get the necessary records and then by using the latest 3D-planning technology and the unique patent-pending SmileFast system, we will design your perfect smile and outline possible treatment options. You will then have the chance to have a trial smile stage, which allows you to view how the end-result will look in your own mouth and on pictures. This means you get to test drive your smile first!
Because it is digitally planned, we can also achieve the result with much less chair time than normal composite bonding. The great thing about this system is that we can now place a custom-designed composite veneer smile makeover for the front 6 teeth in just one application. Meaning you walk away with the perfect smile in no time at all!
We recommend this approach for a variety of cases:
- if your teeth have grooves or are discoloured
- If you suffer from acidic erosion
- For some cases of crowding
- For bonding to more than 4 teeth
- For worn teeth
- For small or spaced teeth