Your smile is often the first thing that is noticed by others. Having beautiful teeth can make your smile show off your happiness, health and well-being to the world. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and hide your smile at various life events, this can have a real impact on your self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, cosmetic dental options are readily available at our Awodent clinic. Our team is happy to help you enjoy a beautiful smile with the help of porcelain veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-made for you. Porcelain is a strong, durable material that has many similar physical characteristics to natural tooth enamel. Once the veneers are attached to the front of your teeth, without having to file them and without compromising their health, you will notice an immediate improvement in your smile. With proper care, including good oral hygiene, porcelain veneers can last for many years.
Here are some of the problems that can be corrected with porcelain veneers:
- misshapen teeth
- cracked or chipped teeth
- teeth of uneven length
- gaps between teeth
- teeth with permanent discolouration
Process of placing porcelain veneers
The first step is to take an impression of your teeth and draw up a specification to send to the studio for bespoke veneers. At this stage, we will work with you to determine the right shade of porcelain for your smile so that it looks beautiful yet natural. Once the veneers are ready, we meet again at the practice for a fitting using temporary adhesive. We then check that the veneers are the right shape and size. Any adjustments can be made at this stage. Once a satisfactory final result is achieved, the veneers will be permanently fixed to the teeth.
Benefits of porcelain veneers
The benefits of porcelain veneers at our Awodent clinic are a brand new smile that gives you confidence. When you have a beautiful smile, it translates into a huge boost in self-esteem. A beautiful smile and self-acceptance improves your social life and career opportunities. If you are embarrassed to smile because of your teeth, you may be sending a signal to others that you are not willing to talk or are unhappy. When you smile you let others know that you are friendly and willing to interact.