Dr Cashel of www.veneersglasgow.org has kindly produced some information on the increasingly popular technique of dental veneers.
Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure – they are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain or composite material which are glued or bonded onto the surface of your natural teeth. They are eggshell thin and the process is fairly quick. Imagine it being like false nails applied to your existing ones ! Veneers are custom made to exactly fit over your existing teeth and the process involves removing a small area of your existing dental enamel to form a rough surface for the dental veneer to bond to.
Most of the time dental veneers are used to give your teeth a restored look. They can be used to fill gaps, give the apppearance of straight teeth or just to generally whiten the look of your smile. The process is not invasive and can usually be done within a couple of visits and it’s not unusual for porcelain veneers to last for more than 10 years. Although viewed as expensive, most practices offering dental veneers do provide flexible finance packages, allowing you to spread payments over several years.
Many celebrities have chosen dental veneers to enhance their smile and the cult of celebrity is such that many of the adoring masses have cottoned on to the fact that they too can have a celebrity Hollywood smile. Veneers were invented by an American dentist and they have become commonplace over the years as people realise the cosmetic effect can be had with a very little pain and reasonable cos. The downside of veneers is is that they can be quite short term unless you go for porcelain which are the most expensive options.
When we are talking about cost, prices vary from around £200 per tooth all the way up to £1200 per tooth depending on the system used and the individual patient. Veneers are not suitable for everyone however they are a great option for people looking for a quick fix at a reasonable cost with minimum time spent at the dentist.
Ask your local dentist for more information and remember to do your own research. Ask for recommendations and testimonials as most decent dentists will be happy to provide these.
In Glasgow, the place to go is www.veneersglasgow.org .