If you wish to change the appearance of your teeth, or protect and strengthen a damaged tooth, dental veneers could offer the perfect solution. A thin layer of material is placed over the surface of the tooth, which can help to straighten, boost and brighten your smile.
If you’re considering dental veneers at our dental practice near Falmouth, our experienced team can help you understand the process, what results to expect and offer advice about whether composite or porcelain veneers are most suitable for you.
For composite veneers we apply a tooth coloured resin directly to the tooth to create the desired result. This is the same material we use for tooth coloured fillings. We can do this in one appointment and there’s no need to send anything off to the dental laboratory and wait for it to return. The results can be long-lasting and look very natural, although this option will not be suitable for all patients.
Porcelain veneers require a few appointments to fit, and are a more invasive solution to composites. A 3D scan is taken and the veneers are manufactured in a local dental laboratory in Cornwall. They are then securely bonded to your tooth, or teeth, in the practice.
Whilst porcelain veneers are a more expensive option than composite veneers, due to them having to be manufactured in the laboratory, they can be a more suitable solution. It’s worth noting that they are not a suitable treatment for people who grind their teeth (bruxism).
If you are looking to boost your smile and your confidence with veneers please get in touch with the Penryn Dental Practice team.