What are veneers?

Veneers are a thin layer of tooth coloured porcelain material that covers your own tooth. Veneers can hide discoloured teeth, chipped or heavily restored (filled) teeth and mishaped (crooked) teeth.

What happens during my tooth veneer procedure?

You will have a consultation with your dentist to discuss any concerns you may have with the look (appearance) of your teeth. This will be your opportunity to point out which areas in your mouth you are concerned with. At this consultation your dentist will discuss with you what smile outcome you are likely to achieve and if veneers are the right treatment course for you.

Also, you will be given an indication of the cost of your veneers in a detailed treatment plan.

The process of preparing teeth for veneers is a minimally invasive procedure. Your dentist may anaesthetise (numb) the tooth and remove a thin layer of tooth surface to provide room for the porcelain veneer. This is to prevent your new veneer looking bulky. An impression is then taken, and a further appointment is made to have your new look veneers fitted. Once back from the dental laboratory the porcelain veneers are tryed in to ensure you are happy with your new smile. The porcelain veneer is then bonded onto your tooth.

Aftercare of tooth veneers

You will have to care for your new veneers just like your own teeth. This involves brushing and flossing regularly to ensure your veneers remain free of dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease). Veneers last around about 5-10 years depending on the care and maintenance of them. Regular check-up examinations and hygiene visits will ensure they remain in tip top condition.

Information for Patients

Covid-19 and Dental Services

We are committed to  protecting our staff and patients, and have adapted our existing practices to make it as Covid secure as possible.

We are screening all patients for symptoms of Covid-19 prior to their visit, and are delighted to introduce our online patient portal, so you can access the forms we would routinely update in the comfort of your own home. This helps us reduce the number of patients in the practice and your time during face to face appointments.

We will ask you to wear a face mask prior to entry unless you are exempt for any reason. Please be aware, we treat extremely clinically  vulnerable patients and are trying to protect them as much as possible.

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or feel unwell for any reason, please do inform a member of our team and we can adjust our procedures accordingly to protect our team and other patients.

For advice and treatment outside of our normal working hours please phone The Lancashire Dental Helpline on 0300 1234 010.

We have provided some emergency care advice for our patients to help: https://idealdentalcare.co.uk/home/during-covid-19-period-dental-emergency-advice-for-patients/

For public information please use the link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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