When to consider veneers or braces

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Dental veneers can help you obtain that bright white and sizzling smile you have been looking for. Dental veneers are porcelain or composite shells that fit over your natural teeth. They are painted in the same colour of your teeth, or a whiter shade of that colour to give your mouth a whiter and brighter smile. These coverings can be used to correct a number of cosmetic problems with your teeth, including lost teeth, broken teeth, chipped teeth and discoloured teeth. Today’s dental methods have allowed veneers to look and feel better than ever before.

Like all forms of cosmetic treatments, dental veneers have both positives and negatives. It is important for all patients to carefully consider their options before they choose to get dental veneers. Some of the advantages of veneers are that they are almost impossible to see from outside of the mouth and that they can be individually shaped to fit your specific teeth. This means that veneers will look completely natural. These tooth coverings are also a great substitute for crowns or caps, which require the dentist to remove some of your tooth’s natural structure. This is not the case with veneers. None of your tooth structure will have to be altered to apply veneers.

Orthodontic treatment is another option available to patients who wish to have their teeth look straighter and more aligned. Using modern techniques, teeth can be straightened and moved into place in a discreet manner with invisible orthodontics such as Invisalign or clear brackets and tooth coloured wires by Six Month Smiles. Although treatment takes longer than veneers, orthodontics can now be done in a matter of months, depending on the severity of the misalignment. Before deciding on any cosmetic dentistry treatment, it is important to have a full oral health assessment so your suitability for certain types of treatment can be determined.

If you have questions about porcelain veneers in Kent, you should consult with Dr Rik Trivedi of Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre. Dr Trivedi and his staff can answer all of your cosmetic dentistry questions. The Centre can be reached through its physical address, which is 189-191 Parrock Street, in Gravesend, Kent DA12 1EN, through their website at www.parrockdental.co.uk or by telephone at 01474 537191.

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About the author Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.