Porcelain Veneers

How To Get A Lasting White Smile

As a dentist in Glasgow we offer a home tooth whitening system which patients can obtain from us and use themselves at home to achieve a bright white smile. It’s a very popular treatment and one which many patients often choose prior to a special day, such as their wedding day. However, despite the many benefits of this procedure there are also some limitations.

Teeth become stained again

dentist in GlasgowFor example, if having whitened their teeth the person then continues to eat and drink products which stain their teeth such as coffee, red wine, and curry; or if they carry on smoking; then it stands to reason that their teeth will become stained once more faster than with a person who doesn’t do these things.

Even if a person manages to refrain from smoking or consuming teeth staining products, the inner part of the tooth will eventually darken, and their teeth will need to be whitened again, for continuous whiteness.

So what’s the solution?

If you’re looking for a permanent solution to discoloured teeth, then porcelain veneers may be the answer. Rather than whitening the tooth itself, a fine layer of the surface enamel is removed from the front of the tooth and this is replaced with a wafer thin porcelain veneer. Similar to a false nail, these ultra fine veneers cover any blemishes, cracks, and discolouration and are highly stain resistant. Once they’re fitted, your dentist in Glasgow will tell you that provided you take care of them they have the potential to last for around 15 years.

Does it hurt?

Although the procedure doesn’t cause any pain, we usually administer a local anaesthetic to ensure the patient’s comfort during treatment. Some patients find their teeth feel more sensitive for a few days after treatment but this should soon disappear.

Irreversible procedure

Before taking the decision to hide discoloured teeth with veneers, you need to bear in mind that this treatment is permanent and can’t be reversed. Although it’s probably the best treatment for someone with badly stained teeth or with cracked teeth, it might not be the right choice for someone who simply wants to lighten their otherwise healthy teeth by just a few shades.

Choosing dental veneers is an important consideration and not one to be taken lightly. Why not get in touch with Botanics Dental Care today and book an appointment with Dr Colin Gardner to discuss all of your options. As a popular Glasgow dentist, he’s committed to helping patients make the best of their teeth. Call today on 0141 334 3408 or contact us via our website at www.botanicsdentalcare.co.uk.

Transform Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

An attractive smile lights up the face and helps people connect with one another. As a dentist in Glasgow we are always seeing patients looking for ways to improve the appearance of their smile and one of the most commonly requested treatments, next to whitening, is porcelain veneers. Here at Botanics Dental Care, we can use veneers for a number of cosmetic corrections, including orthodontics and whitening.

About veneers

Porcelain veneers can be likened to false nails and are thins shells of ceramic which fit over the front surface of the teeth to give an instant dazzling smile. Each veneer is individually crafted for the patient and closely resembles the natural tooth enamel that coats the teeth. Because of their realistic appearance and versatility, they are amongst the most popular and trusted cosmetic procedure in cosmetic dentistry.

Dentist in GlasgowWho would benefit from veneers?

Porcelain veneers may be suggested by a Glasgow orthodontics dentist for a patient with minor misalignment or gaps in their teeth. Other uses include:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • discolouration

To be a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers the patient needs to

  • Have good oral health
  • Be committed to maintaining a good level of oral hygiene
  • Have specific cosmetic objectives, which they can discuss with their dentist during the initial consultation, and be realistic in their goals
  • Have sufficient healthy tooth enamel since a small layer will need to be removed prior to fitting the veneers

When porcelain veneers may not be the right choice

As mentioned above patients need to have healthy teeth and gums and a good level of oral hygiene. If they’re suffering from tooth decay or gum disease, then typically veneers would not be a good choice at that time. However, once these issues have been treated and cleared, then they may well be given the go ahead for cosmetic dentistry.

Permanent treatment

It’s important that patients recognize that veneers should be considered a permanent treatment. As a layer of enamel has to be removed in order to place veneers, then at some time in the future, patients will need to either look at replacing the veneers or using another form of restoration. Therefore a patient needs to be sure that they really want to commit to this decision.

Porcelain veneers are best suited to teeth with the minimum of damage or slight gaps and in the event that your teeth need extraction because they are so badly decayed or broken then your dentist is likely to suggest dental implants. In Glasgow, Botanics Dental Care offers a wide range of dental treatments to restore smiles, so why not come and chat to us about your dental options. You can make an appointment by calling 0141 334 3408 or take a look at all the information on our website at www.bontanicsdentalcare.co.uk.