Dental veneers are considered to be a form of cosmetic dentistry because they can be used to improve the appearance of the patient’s mouth and teeth. A veneer is composed of a naturally-appearing composite or porcelain, which is designed to look like the exact colour of the tooth. The material is formed into a shell which is used to cover the tooth. Dental veneers can be used to cover damaged or broken teeth and to cover up teeth that are excessively stained.

Dental veneers do more than just cover up any imperfections or problems with the patient’s teeth. They also serve as a protective surface of the teeth, which can help reduce the need for further dental treatments. Dental veneers are extremely durable and long lasting. They also don’t require the dentist to remove much of the tooth’s structure, the way they would with crowns.

This type of cosmetic dental procedure can be used to solve a vast array of dental problems. Veneers can be used as a way to cover up teeth with worn enamel, which can not only improve the look of the teeth, it can improve their functionality as well. Veneers are also a great way to cover up teeth that have naturally worn down as a result of years of use.

If you simply want to have straighter teeth then another option is orthodontic treatment such as Six Month Smiles or Invisalign. These systems straighten teeth by using low forces to move and angle the teeth into certain positions. Thanks to modern advances, orthodontic treatment now takes less time and causes less discomfort than traditional braces. Many systems are also invisible, which means patients don’t have to feel self-conscious about their teeth while treatment is taking place. If you are unhappy with your teeth, it is good to visit a dentist who can show you all the available options and give you a thorough oral health assessment to help you determine which treatment is the best option.

For information about veneers and braces in Gravesend, Parrock Dental and Implant Centre, run by Dr Rik Trivedi and his staff who can answer all patient questions regarding the use of dental veneers and braces. The practice is located at 189-191 Parrock Street, in Gravesend, Kent DA12 1EN. More information regarding Dr Rik Trivedi and his qualified dental staff can be found at or by calling 01474 537191.