Do you want a whiter smile without bleach? Are you fed up with oral sensitivity?

Look no further! There is a common solution to both of these issues in the form of porcelain or composite veneers, which are simple, thin coverings that can be placed over the front of your teeth and held in place with dental cement.

Our dentist Chelsea at Chelsea & Fulham Dentist is always happy to discuss porcelain veneers with our patients, irrespective of why they may want to have the veneers fitted. The procedure is quick, comfortable and effective while also offering striking visual results.

Eager to learn more about veneers? Here are some of the things that our dentist Chelsea can do with porcelain or composite veneers. Enjoy!

Conceal cracks

Cracks in the teeth are more than a visual issue. They can allow bacteria to gain access to the dentine underneath the enamel, where decay can start and spread to the nerve. And we don’t need to tell you that a decayed root can lead to a dental abscess.

Assuming that our dentist Chelsea feels confident that a veneer would be the right option, we can use these porcelain coverings to conceal cracks and chips in your teeth.

Whiten teeth

The reason so many patients want to undertake dental veneers is that they whiten teeth.

Unlike bleaches or gels, veneers can do this instantly. Our team will discuss the shade that you want your veneers to be and then create them. While you may think most people want a glowing smile, we have found that this is not the case. In fact, most of our patients want to have their teeth whitened a few shades so that they are noticeably whiter but still look natural. If you aren’t sure of which shade to go for, our team can help you choose.

Hide gaps

There are some instances where a gap in between teeth is so minor that it is not worth pursuing orthodontics. Or perhaps you simply want a faster fix?

Either way, we can offer veneers to help hide minor gaps in between your teeth. We will simply make the veneer wider than the two teeth and then place it on top. With the gap closed, you will be able to smile with confidence.

Reverse sensitivity

Do you have oral sensitivity?

If so, you may be desperate for a way to reverse it and sip some iced teas. While it is not our first treatment option for oral sensitivity, veneers can certainly help. If your sensitivity is caused by microscopic holes in the enamel coming into contact with hot or cold stimulus, then veneers can create literal barriers. By covering the holes, the veneers can ensure that the nerve or pulp is not irritated by hot or cold drinks, thus eliminating the sensitivity altogether.

Strengthen teeth

It is no secret that from time to time, teeth may need a bit of help with restoration, especially if they have been damaged due to an injury. Therefore, our team may offer to strengthen your damaged teeth with a veneer. This can act as a second enamel coat for your teeth, helping them to stay strong and protecting the outer layer.