A lot of women think that nail extensions are the greatest thing since sliced bread, and they could be right. After all, nail extensions can transform a woman’s ragged, worn, weak nails into things of beauty and great art. Here at Simply Teeth, we also like nail extensions, but we think that, in Essex, veneers are by far the superior invention. In Essex, veneers do a similar job to nail extensions, only for your teeth rather than your hands.

veneers do a similar job to nail extensionsWhat are veneers?

Veneers are tiny porcelain sheaths that fit over the fronts of your teeth.

Each veneer is custom-made from impressions of your current teeth by highly-trained technicians. These cover-ups are made from special porcelain that is colour-matched to your teeth, and then sized and shaped to blend in with your natural teeth, or to create a whole new look for all your teeth.

Although the porcelain from which the veneers are made is very thin, it is also highly durable. If treated with care, veneers can be expected to last for at least 10 years.

What are veneers good for?

Veneers are great for covering up mild imperfections, such as staining that teeth whitening can’t remove, cracks, and chips. They are also good for masking imperfections such as mild misalignments, or gaps between teeth. If your teeth are too small, a whole set of veneers can be made to make them look bigger. As you can see, do veneers do a similar job to nail extensions? Yes!

What’s the process of getting fitted with veneers?

Getting veneers in Essex usually takes 2 appointments. During the first one your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and these are sent away to a lab, along with specifications as to the colour and size of your veneers, where a technician will create your cover-ups.

At your next appointment, your Simply Teeth dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the teeth you are having veneered. This does not hurt, and it is done so that there is something for your veneers to bond to, and also so that they lie flush with your natural teeth. Finally, the veneers are cemented on with a special dental adhesive.