A great example of a ceramic veneer smile makeover, where simple changes of proportion and angulation of the teeth can create a wider more open and attractive smile.
Ten ceramic restorations and some gum re-contouring by Russell Blanchard created a very happy client.
Veneers are thin facings of porcelain that can be cemented to the front surface of teeth to change their shape, colour, size and position.
Unlike a crown they do not cover the whole of the tooth and so require less drilling to sound tooth tissue.
Veneers are very commonly used in techniques such as “smile design” where all of the visible teeth are fitted with veneers to give a balanced, harmonious, white tooth smile that extends to the corners of the mouth.
Like crowns, veneers give an excellent long term stable result for colour and shape but are more prone to chipping at the edges. As with crowns, veneers require adjustment to the underlying teeth that it is permanent.
Generally when a tooth has been adjusted to have a veneer fitted it will always need to be restored with a veneer. That said the adjustment required is much less than for a crown so the risks of the tooth dying off in the long run are very much reduced.
For more information on veneers and other techniques please visit our cosmetic dentistry page which has lots of information on veneers, crowns, bridges, overlays and teeth whitening.
For more information, any questions or for a more in-depth conversation please book your free personal consultation with Russell Blanchard who will be able to assess which treatment is best for you.
Please contact our reception team at our Dental Practice in Hawkhurst, Kent on 01580 752202 or firstname.lastname@example.org who will be more than happy to help with any matter.