Porcelain Veneers Newcastle
Long-lasting, natural-looking porcelain veneers in Newcastle — book a consultation today
If you dream of a picture-perfect smile, porcelain veneers are a natural-looking solution that can address various cosmetic concerns with remarkable results. Whether you want to correct chipped or stained teeth, close gaps, or improve the shape and alignment of your teeth, our skilled dental professionals are here to guide you through the process and help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Let’s restore your smile and boost your confidence for good. Book a consultation with Boulton Dental for porcelain veneers in Newcastle.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted from dental-grade porcelain that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth.
They’re renowned for concealing various dental imperfections, including chipped or cracked teeth, stained or discoloured teeth, misshapen teeth, small gaps between teeth, and even slightly misaligned teeth. With their natural translucency and lustre, porcelain veneers blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth, providing a beautiful, harmonious smile.
Not only do porcelain veneers offer cosmetic benefits, but they’re also durable and resistant to staining. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years, making them a valuable investment in your oral health and self-confidence.
If you want a long-lasting solution to enhance the appearance of your teeth and achieve a stunning smile, porcelain veneers are an excellent choice. Our experienced dental professionals are here to guide you through the process, ensuring personalised care and outstanding results. Book a consultation at Boulton Dental today.
The porcelain veneer process
The porcelain veneer procedure involves several steps, from the initial consultation to the final placement of the veneers. Here’s an overview of what you can expect during the process.
- Consultation and treatment planning:
During your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth, take impressions, and complete a diagnostic wax-up to produce an accurate model of what the veneers will look like. This allows us to determine if you are a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers and to create a customised treatment plan.
- Try-on appointment:
In your second appointment, we will create veneers out of tooth-coloured filling material to be placed onto your teeth so you can see and feel how the final result will look. Adjustments can be made to the shape and size at this point.
- Tooth preparation:
To accommodate the thickness of your dental veneers, a small amount of tooth enamel will be removed from the front surface of the teeth during your third appointment. This ensures a proper fit and allows the dental veneers to look natural. Afterwards, impressions or digital scans of your teeth are taken to create the veneers.
- Temporary veneers:
It can take up to two weeks for your veneers to be made in the lab, so we will also apply temporary veneers to protect your teeth between preparing the teeth and cementing the permanent veneers.
- Veneer placement:
The fourth and final appointment is when your beautiful, hand-crafted veneers are cemented onto your teeth. We will remove the temporary veneers, thoroughly clean your teeth, and cement the porcelain veneers into place.
- Consultation and treatment planning:
Book a consultation with Boulton Dental to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you!
FAQs about our porcelain veneers in Newcastle
- Can porcelain veneers be whitened?
Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining so that they won’t discolour over time like natural teeth. However, if you desire a whiter shade, teeth whitening treatments can be performed on your natural teeth to match the colour of your veneers.
- How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can sometimes last a decade or longer with proper care and maintenance. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and avoiding habits such as teeth grinding or biting on hard objects can help prolong their lifespan.
- How long does the porcelain veneer procedure take?
The duration of the procedure depends on various factors, like the number of veneers being placed and the complexity of your case. Typically, the process can be completed in three or four visits over the course of a few weeks. During your initial consultation, your dentist will provide a more accurate timeline based on your needs.
- Can I get porcelain veneers if I have dental issues like cavities or gum disease?
Before proceeding with dental veneers, addressing any underlying dental health issues like cavities or gum disease is important. These conditions need to be treated and resolved before veneer placement to ensure the best outcome. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination to determine the overall health of your teeth and gums before recommending veneers.
- How do porcelain veneers compare to other cosmetic dental treatments?
Dental veneers offer a versatile and comprehensive solution for addressing multiple cosmetic concerns. Other cosmetic treatments like dental bonding or teeth whitening may suit specific cases. Still, dental veneers are often preferred for their durability, stain resistance, and ability to produce dramatic and long-lasting results.
- Are there other types of veneers available?
Yes, we offer composite veneers at Boulton Dental. A composite resin veneer involves thin layers of tooth-coloured composite resin, which is applied to the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance.Alternatively, we offer Bioclear 360-degree veneers, a minimally invasive alternative to traditional veneers. Rather than reshaping the tooth, your dentist will leave your existing teeth and enamel intact and use composite materials to restore the natural look, strength and health of your teeth.
- Are veneers permanent?
So long as you maintain healthy teeth and take good care of your veneers, they can last for a number of years. However, if one of your veneers loosens, wears out, or breaks, you will need to have it replaced.
- Are veneers the same as dental crowns?
No. Veneers cover the front-facing surface of the tooth, whereas composite and porcelain crowns replace the entire biting surface of the tooth. Dental crowns can also be used on dental implants to act as a replacement for natural teeth.
- Are porcelain veneers stain-resistant?
Dental porcelain is highly stain-resistant, so your veneers will likely maintain the same white shade for years to come.