Veneers | Woodside Dental Practice Aberdeen
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false finger nail fits over a nail. Sometimes a composite material is used instead of porcelain.
Veneers can improve the colour, shape and alignment of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth, or to lighten front teeth generally. Veneers can make a chipped tooth look intact again, and can also be used to close small gaps when orthodontic braces are not suitable. Veneers made with modern materials create beautiful, natural looking smiles.
Porcelain veneers often require removal of a portion of the natural tooth surface. Like crowns, impressions will be taken and sent to the lab technician who will construct the veneers to a desired shape, size and shade. This will then be fitted by the dentist at a follow up appointment.
Composite veneers offer an alternative to traditional porcelain veneers. Composite material can be built onto the tooth without having to remove any of the natural structure. This means that the procedure is less destructive to the tooth and whilst it may take more time in the surgery there are no lab fees associated with this technique. Your dentist will be happy to discuss this in more detail.