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Porcelain veneers in Richmond

If you have chipped, crooked, or stained front teeth, then porcelain veneers could be the option for you. Porcelain veneers provide a long-term solution to improving your smile by focussing on your front teeth, and making sure they look and feel as natural as possible.

Benefits of porcelain veneers

Visual appearance

These veneers are very popular with our patients who want to improve their self-confidence with a natural looking smile. With porcelain veneers, there are many different types of shades so we can pick a perfect match to your natural teeth.

Low maintenance

When you have porcelain veneers, you do not need to come to your dentist Richmond any more than you normally would with your natural teeth. As long as you follow the correct oral hygiene routine twice a day, there should be no issues with your veneers. You just brush these like you would with your normal teeth and you’re done! If you take good care of your veneers, they can last up to 10 years, meaning you don’t have to worry about constantly changing them.

Simple procedure

If you are looking for a more non-invasive way to improve your smile, then veneers are a great option for you. In most cases, you won’t even need local anaesthetic, as the tooth that is being covered does not need much preparation beforehand. You will usually only need a little scraping to get rid of some of the enamel, which is virtually painless.

Wide variety of options for coverage

Veneers can be a solution to cover anything, discolouration, chips in the tooth, cracks, and misaligned teeth. There are many options for you to choose from and it only usually requires 2-3 dental appointments to achieve this.

The process of getting porcelain veneers

Getting this type of veneer is very simple and easy. As mentioned above, it usually only takes 2-3 dental appointments with our dentist Richmond to achieve your results, depending on how many teeth are being covered.

Your first appointment will be a consultation to discuss and map out what you would like covered. Our dentist Richmond will create imaging of your teeth to be able to create a perfect match that will fit in with your natural mouth. It usually takes 2-4 weeks for your custom veneers to be made.

After your dentist has the custom-made veneers ready, the procedure will begin. Your dentist will usually trim off a thin layer of enamel to prepare the tooth first. You and your dentist can decide whether you have numbing gel placed on the teeth before trimming off the enamel.

Once the tooth is ready, your dentist will hold the veneer up to the tooth to make sure it will look how it should, making adjustments if needed. A special dental cement is placed on the area and the veneer is then attached. We will then shine a special light on it to activate the cement, allowing it to harden very quickly. It’s as simple as that!

Here at Sheen Dental, we strive to make sure you have as much control as possible throughout the process, and that you are comfortable in our dental practice. We will answer any questions you may have about the treatment to make sure you have peace of mind.


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