Frequently Asked Questions about Porcelain Veneers at Manchester Clinic Elite Kh

Posted by elitekhandental on October 17th, 2014

Porcelain veneers have become a very attractive cosmetic dentistry procedure for people the world over however for some who are unsure about the procedure itself and just what it entails, it still remains just that little bit too mysterious. To make things clearer, we went to Dr Khan to find out just why VENEERS at MANCHESTER clinic Elite Khan Dental has become so popular. Here you’ll find a list of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the cosmetic procedure, which should shed some light on this revolutionary treatment.

What are porcelain veneers exactly?

Porcelain veneers are custom made shells; wafer thin to be precise. They’re bonded to the front of teeth giving the dentist the ability to alter the colour, shape, length and size of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are so popular for their natural characteristics such as reflecting the light in the same way as a natural tooth. Some choose to have multiple veneers whilst others simply require the odd one or two.

Who is a good candidate to receive a veneer?

Anyone requiring the correction of mildly crooked teeth, small gaps, chips, cracks or even discolouration are considered good candidates. It must be addressed however that a patient needs to have good oral health to begin with so if you suffer from tooth decay, periodontal disease or severe misalignment then other routes of treatment may need to be followed.

What happens during the procedure?

Your teeth receiving the veneers will first be prepped. This usually requires a small amount of the enamel being shaved, roughly 0.5mm which equates to the same thickness as the veneers. Once this has taken place the dentist will take moulds of your teeth. This is to make your custom made veneers ready for bonding on your second visit. These can take anywhere between one and three weeks to make. Once these have been made you’ll return to have them checked and fitted against your teeth. Once you and the dentist are happy with the colour, shape and size they’ll be bonded permanently to your teeth using special dental cement.

Do I care for my veneers differently?

Dental hygienist visits should continue as normal but home care is vitally important too. Brushing and flossing will help prevent decay around the veneers. Activities such as tearing things with yourteeth or any biting and chewing of extremely hard items should be avoided. Your new veneers will be quite strong but still have the ability to chip and crack just like normal teeth.

How long do they last?

Longevity will vary but the general rule is ten to fifteen years. If taken care of properly then some can expect a longer lifespan.

If you’d like more information on the COSMETIC DENTISTRY available at Elite Khan’s MANCHESTER clinic then simply book a free, no obligation consultation today. There’s an obvious reason why a number of celebrities visit Dr Khan for VENEERS at his MANCHESTER clinic so where else would you want to go?

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