A patient came to see us at Time Dental in Farnham looking for a smilemakeover. She was really bothered by the look of her front teeth and she often found herself covering her mouth when smiling. When we talked about what it was that bothered her about her smile, she said they were very brown and discoloured, she had 4 composite veneers placed on her teeth years ago due to problems after having braces fitted as a child. She also didnt like the square stumpy shape of the front teeth.
We discussed her options to improve her smile. The first thing that could be done to improve the colour of the teeth would be to tooth whiten. Tooth whitening is a very popular and simple way to freshen your smile. Whitening your teeth is straight forward and safe to do as long as you use a professional tooth whitening kit supplied by your dentist. There are a number of over the counter tooth whitening products that are very acidic and can actually damage your teeth and gums.
After using a professional tooth whitening kit the next step would be to improve the shape of the teeth. In this case we could provide a gum lift that allows us to lengthen the teeth. A gum lift is a procedure where the gums a recontoured to an improved shape and position. Once the gum treatment is complete, we woudl provide porcelain veneers to repalce the worn composite veneers.
Porcelain veneers are extremely strong once bonded onto the teeth. The veneers give a very natural tooth look and will last many years if cared for properly. Porcelain veneers are thin laminates of porcelain that are handcrafted by a master ceramist in the laboratory. The veneers are then sent back to the dentist for them to be bonded on and complete your smile makeover.
Time Dental have had many pateints choosing the porcelain veneers option to improve their smile. They provide this service for patients not only from the Alton area in Hampshire but also Farnborough, Haslemere and Fleet as well as Guildford, Godalming, in Surrey.