If you think that the imperfections in your smile are too distracting, but you are not ready to commit to invasive dental treatments, dental veneers may be the right options for you. Veneers are custom-made porcelain shells that instantly restore crooked, misshapen, or damaged teeth, allowing for a balanced, improved smile while restoring strength and functionality.
Placing veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to detail. At Staplehurst Dental Practice, we have placed may veneers in Kent over the years. We offer customised services to enhance the unique characteristics of each patient’s smile.
What to expect
Dental veneers in Kent can be completed in only two or three short visits to the dentist. During your consultation appointment, our dentists will discuss your dental needs and present all your options. We will also take x-rays and revise your treatment plan.
During your next appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a very thin layer of tooth enamel. This is necessary for your veneers to stay securely in place. To avoid pain or discomfort, this procedure will be carried out under a local anaesthetic. Then impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to the laboratory that will create your customised veneers. Your dentist will then place temporary veneers on your teeth.
Once your veneers are ready, you will come to the practice for your final appointment. Your dentist will adjust them to your teeth and after cleaning and polishing your teeth, they will secure the veneers on the surface of each tooth with cement. Cleaning and polishing your teeth in advance, will allow the veneers to stick firmly on top of your teeth.
For about a week or two, you will go through a period of adjustment as you get used to your new teeth. It is really important to brush and floss daily in order to prevent plaque from forming on your teeth and gums and avoid gum disease. Your dentist will arrange a follow-up appointment a few weeks after the treatment to check the state of your teeth and gums.
If you are interested in dental veneers in Kent contact us today and we will book a consultation appointment for you.