Are you a smoker? Or do you love drinking red wine, strong coffee and tea, and eat delicious tomato pasta and chocolate? Or are you sometimes negligent when it comes to proper dental care? If your answer to these questions is YES, you are probably struggling with yellow (or discoloured) teeth, and everyone knows that yellow teeth are not exactly a confidence booster.

The good news is that you have a choice – either you have something done to your stained or discoloured teeth, or you live with it. Should you, however, opt for cosmetic dentistry, modern technology has opened up the playing field and these days you can choose from different treatments to show off that sparkling white smile again.

In many cases, teeth whitening agents are not the ideal solution, especially when yellow dentin, which is found under the tooth enamel, starts to show on the teeth themselves. This often happens when you brush your teeth too hard, and for too long. Another option to consider is dental veneers.

What does this professional treatment entail?

A tooth veneer is a thin porcelain end cap that fits comfortably over a tooth, and it offers a perfect solution for any discoloured, stained or damaged teeth. To complete the treatment, it will require at least two visits to your dentist.

What happens during the first visit?

The dentist will assess the condition of your tooth and decide if you qualify for dental veneers. If you are a successful candidate, a mould is taken from the affected teeth, whereafter the dentist will send it to a laboratory where your veneers are custom-made from the mould. It roughly takes about 14 weeks to complete, but it could be sooner.

What happens during the second visit?

This is when your beautiful new veneers will be attached to the teeth with a strong dental binder and again your dentist will assess your teeth to ensure everything fits perfectly and looks normal and natural.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

There are too many to mention, but one of them is an immediate aesthetic improvement of your smile and another is that with good care, your veneers can last for as long as 15 years. In fact, veneers can correct many cosmetic defects.

Veneers are highly adaptable and may be used to alter the form, size, colour, and location of a tooth. They can also be used to straighten teeth, or close or repair gaps, and even relocate projecting teeth.

Porcelain veneers are widely regarded as the best cosmetic dental repair available today, with many movie stars, models and celebrities opting for this procedure, to have the ultimate perfect smile. Also, porcelain veneers are made from a thin material that will not discolour or rot, and unlike other procedures, you will not experience any sensitivity.

At Simply Teeth Essex we will put the sparkle back in your smile. Click here if you would like to know more.