If you want to enhance your smile and transform the way your teeth look, dental veneers are a good choice as they can fix a range of problems including any staining or discolouration as well as chipped or partially broken teeth. Along with dental implants, veneers can form a major part of a smile makeover.

Veneers are thin slices of porcelain which are ‘glued’ onto your teeth using a special strong bond, so the tooth requires very little preparation. They can be attached to the teeth to improve their colour, shape and position. A precise shade of porcelain can be used to give your tooth the right colour or to close small gaps which dental braces might not be suitable for. Veneers can also be used to create a symmetrical smile, by bringing a tooth in line if it’s out of position.

Veneers usually take at least two visits, one to prepare the tooth and match it to the shade required and the second is to fit it. Your dentist can show you how the veneer will look on your tooth and ensure you’re happy with it before bonding it into place. Once bonded, the veneer will be held firmly in place by a special adhesive.

To prepare a tooth for veneers, some of the enamel’s shiny outer surface is removed. Only a tiny amount is removed and it’s the same size and thickness of the porcelain veneer which is to be fitted, so the tooth remains the same size. After it’s been prepared, the dentist then takes an impression, using a mould which is sent to the technician along with any other information needed to make the veneer.

If you’re looking to have veneers fitted, Dr Rik Trivedi is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Kent who can assess your suitability for veneers. As a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, you can feel assured that you will be treated with the utmost care.

If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry in Kent, Parrock Dental and Implant Centre is the place to visit. Please call 01474 537 191 to book your appointment. Our practice opening hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.