At The Dental Studio, we use porcelain veneers which consist of thin porcelain shells that are carefully designed, precision made and then bonded to the front and sides of your natural teeth.
Veneers can instantly straighten teeth, disguise discolourations, close any gaps and create teeth that you won’t be able to stop smiling about! We will assess your teeth to diagnose how many veneers you will need and you can state the level of perfection you are looking for.
An average we place 4-10 veneers on the front teeth and use our whitening treatment on the remaining teeth, so that your whole smile gets a lift without having to veneer every tooth. Usually we veneer the teeth from the centre outwards and to ensure symmetry we add them in sets of two, creating the perfect smile!
Each visit to our Wakefield practice based in West Yorkshire will take approximately 90 minutes and you will be required to make two appointments to complete the treatment. At The Dental Studio, we endeavour to make the whole experience as pain-free and relaxed as possible, therefore if you do require local anaesthetic, this can be undertaken with the minimum amount of discomfort and you’ll be able to return to work pretty much straight away.
As an alternative, you may be required to have a crown fitted, which is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Crowns are used for teeth which need to be strengthened – either because they have broken, weakened by a very large filling, or you have had root canal treatment. Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
At the first visit, our dental team will prepare the tooth, take impressions, make a note of the shade of your tooth, and fit the temporary crown. At the second visit, your treating dentist will fit the permanent crown. There will usually be about 1 to 2 weeks between appointments.
When your veneers or crowns are complete, we will set up a maintenance plan for you to follow and provide a customised programme with our hygienist to keep your smile at its best. Both veneers and crowns should last at least 15 years but this depends on the condition of your teeth prior to treatment and how much you look after your teeth and maintain your oral hygiene plan.
It is vital that you make regular check-ups and hygiene visits with your surgeon to ensure the longevity of your teeth.
For more information on our veneers and crowns or to book a consultation, please contact The Dental Studio, Wakefield on 01924 822097