What are Dental Veneers?
Veneer material options
Veneers can be made from a variety of materials to suit the patient. Porcelain is the material traditionally used for veneers but does feature a slightly abrasive quality. On the other hand, composite materials don’t provide a finish as natural as that of porcelain, but they do counter the problem of abrasion.
What are Veneers?
Cosmetic treatment, veneers are a thin layer of porcelain designed to fit over the front surface of a tooth to mask the imperfections that could be making you feel self-conscious. Dental Veneers provide an ideal solution to chipped teeth or discolouration.
The procedure can also be used to:
• Improve the colour, shape and position of teeth.
• Cover or rebuild a tooth chip.
• Close gaps in between front teeth.
• Bring a tooth in line with others.
• Cover decolouration and staining.
The treatment process
The treatment process for getting veneers is usually quite simple and straight forward, and it rarely takes more than two appointments to complete:
- Preparation: may be required before the fitting of the veneers. If so, the dentist will need to establish how much enamel needs to be shaven off each tooth. Your dentist will use, what is known as, a modified preparation technique, which will ensure that no excess enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth. Your dentist will then continue to do this for each tooth that requires it.
- Impressions: The surface and edges will be refined using composite finishing burs. This will allow for a smoother finish and will avoid leaving ledges or sharp areas, as these could result in an incorrect impression of the teeth. Final impressions will then be taken and sent off to the Synergy Dental lab for construction.
- Fitting your Dental Veneers: During the final fitting stage of your treatment, your custom veneers will be fitted onto the pre-existing teeth using composite bonding. Before this, the tooth surface will be etched with phosphoric acid for 30 seconds. The bonding agent will then be applied to the tooth surface along with NXS 3 cement being placed into the filling surface of the veneer. The Veneers will then be applied to the prepared area and spot cured. Excess cement will be removed.
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Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at Synergy Dental.
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic, or cosmetic work.
If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to an “on-the-spot” credit check.
Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment and a cost with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider. Simple as that!
We are working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
- You get the treatment you want, a treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
- You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
- Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit. To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.