How a cosmetic dentist can use veneers to make over your smile

A cosmetic dentist has a wealth of ways to boost both your smile and your confidence. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we’ve found that one of the most popular ways to achieve a fast, natural, and beautiful-looking smile makeover is by using porcelain veneers.

porcelain veneerThe history of veneers

Veneers were first invented by a Hollywood cosmetic dentist, to enable actors to make over their smile quickly – but temporarily. These early veneers were stuck on with dental adhesive and commonly dropped off soon after a take was complete.

The modern veneers used at Harley Street Dental Clinic are somewhat different. Designed to be long-lasting as well as beautiful and natural, they are custom-made to fit your teeth and are bonded into place with a special dental adhesive.

Porcelain veneers in Harley Street

If you are interested in boosting your smile with porcelain veneers, we invite you to join us for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist here at our Harley Street dental practice. Your dentist can use a single veneer to restore a slightly chipped or permanently discoloured tooth, when teeth whitening isn’t an option, or a full set can be used to create a smile makeover.

Veneers are an excellent option because they require minimum preparation of your teeth, meaning that healthy tooth structure is preserved. Your cosmetic dentist may remove a very thin amount of enamel from the surfaces of your teeth to aid with the bonding process; your veneers will be made to the exact same thickness as the amount of enamel that is removed, so they will look completely natural.

You will need at least two appointments with a cosmetic dentist to have your veneers fitted. They are custom-crafted out of porcelain, made to fit your teeth exactly.