Dental Veneers - Wickham Dental Practice, Hampshire
Dental Veneers are very commonly used to enhance the smile. To put things into perspective, when an actor or an actress has had their teeth “done” they have probably had tooth veneers fitted.
Teeth Veneers are ceramic (or occasionally composite) laminates which are approximately 1 – 1.5mm thin and are bonded over the front surfaces of teeth. They provide a dramatic aesthetic enhancement. After assessment and approval the teeth are prepared to accept the veneers. Preparation is not always necessary and can only be determined on a case by case basis.
When teeth do require preparation, the facing surface of the teeth is re-contoured by 1-1.5 mm. Impressions are then taken from which the ceramist can construct the veneers. Temporary veneers are immediately placed over the teeth to protect them and maintain the smile. Once fabricated (in the laboratory) the temporary veneers are removed and the ceramic “final” veneers are fitted.