Our teeth take quite a lot of punishment over our lives and the toll of this daily wear and tear can start to show in worn down enamel, chips and cracks in teeth. At first you might think this is how your smile is destroyed, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of cosmetic dentistry, more specifically veneers.
If you have any damaged teeth, this is why you should be asking your dentist about veneers.
What veneers are
If you have never had to book an appointment to repair worn or chipped teeth in Glasgow and aren’t familiar with veneers, then worry not. They’re essentially a small piece of porcelain that’s placed over your teeth to cover up any damage, staining or gaps. Think of it like hanging a poster over a crack in your wall.
What does the procedure involve?
The process of having a veneer fitted is pretty simple. Your dentist will normally examine the area then match the colour of your teeth for the porcelain cap to ensure a natural looking cover. An impression of your tooth will be taken, and the area will then be cleaned, and a small section of enamel will be removed. Then a porcelain cap will be placed over your tooth and it’s fixed in place with an adhesive.
Is it painful?
A lot of people tend to be put off by treatments if they think they are going to be painful or too invasive. Veneers though are non-invasive and although you might feel some mild discomfort when your enamel layer is removed, the rest of the treatment should be relatively pain free. But, at Dental FX we ensure that the process of being fitted for veneers is quick, easy and stress free and our dentists will strive to provide you with the least amount of discomfort possible.
Are there benefits?
If you’re booking an appointment to repair worn or chipped teeth in Glasgow, there are a lot of great benefits to take advantage of with this treatment.
For one, the cap is easy to clean. Just brush it like you would the rest of your teeth, although be careful not to press too hard as you could dislodge the prosthetic. This also applies for flossing and mouthwash, don’t pull too hard with floss and stick to a low PH brand of mouthwash to avoid damaging the adhesive on the cap.
Another is that the treatments are pretty fast, which means you won’t have to spend too much time sitting in the dentist’s chair. The cap is also very durable, so there’s no need to continually come in to check it, but that doesn’t mean you can skip your 6 monthly check-up.
These are just a few interesting facts about veneers. So, if you’re looking to fix up your smile, repair worn or chipped teeth in Glasgow then contact your practice today and see what your dentist can do for you.