Best Porcelain Veneers
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or composite material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. At Ravat & Ray Dental Care our highly skilled dental professionals are delighted to discuss veneers with you as part of your personal treatment plan. We are able to advice what is the best option for you, like whether the latest no preparation veneers or traditional bonded veneers are best, we have all the options. You can rest assured that the results surpass your expectations when you select us for your dental needs. For many years porcelain veneers have been the most commonly provided type of veneer in the UK. Veneers made of porcelain can be used to change the shade, shape, position or size of teeth and also to close or reduce gaps between teeth. For traditional porcelain veneers, it is very common to require some preparation of the underlying tooth to create space to place the veneer. In certain cases, such as where a tooth is being brought forward into the line of the arch or where a small tooth is being made bigger, no preparation may be required. Traditional porcelain veneers are then constructed in a dental laboratory from precision models of your teeth constructed from impressions taken of your mouth.
Dental composite veneers are made using the same type of materials that are used in cosmetic bonding and for many white fillings. Composite veneers are most often provided directly by your dentist at a single visit. The composite is applied to your tooth surface and polished to create the veneer surface. Occasionally composite veneers are made by a dental laboratory and then fitted by your dentist at a second visit.
Composite is not as hard wearing as porcelain and so you can expect to require your composite veneers to be replaced after five or six years on average. Many porcelain veneers are still serviceable after 14 or 15 years as long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums.
One of the very latest techniques to emerge has been the no preparation veneer. Advances in porcelain technology allow dental technicians to make extremely thin porcelain veneers that can be bonded to teeth without any tooth removal being required. At Ravat & Ray Dental Care we offer no preparation veneers as part of our comprehensive range of treatments. Our highly trained dentists can discuss these with you as part of your custom treatment plan.