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At Smile More Dental Care, we’re committed to providing you with a composite veneer treatment that we believe suits you. Our composite veneer treatments have helped enhance and add confidence to our patients’ smile.
The Process involves the following steps:
The new smile is first planned and designed according to the specific requirements of the patient. This occurs during the foundational examination stage.
2) Wax-up Model of New Smile
A model of the desired new smile is then created using the information collected in the assessment and planning stage.
The teeth are then prepared according to the planned smile design. The wax-up model can be used to create a Preparation Guide.
This is a silicone putty index that makes sure that the teeth are prepared exactly according to the design and so is a conservative preparation technique.
This way no more than necessary tooth is trimmed back. Find out more.
4) Creating a model on which to manufacture the veneers
Moulds or an impression using a silicone material in the mouth is taken of the prepared teeth.
This is then sent to the dental technician in a laboratory together with all other relevant records.
This is where the veneers will be handcrafted and manufactured.
5) Creating a Trial Smile
If the patient would prefer to have more control of the final result or the dentist needs to check the functioning of the planned teeth, then a Trial Smile becomes a necessary step.
A Trial Smile is constructed with the aid of the wax-up model and is made up of a incredbily durable plastic material and will look just like the final teeth in the mouth. It allows the patient to see if this is how they would like the final teeth to look.
It also allows the cosmetic dentist to check how these new teeth are working in the mouth. The Trial Smile is usually left on for a minimum of two weeks.
6) Manufacture of the veneers
During the two-week period, the ceramist at a dental laboratory will be handcrafting the new teeth according to the dentist’s instructions and prescription.
Once the veneers have been created we then check the fit of each veneer on the corresponding teeth.
When we are happy with this we then move onto the next stage which is cementation.
7) Cementation of Veneers
This is a process where we physically and chemically bond each veneer to the corresponding tooth.
The process involves using various acidic and chemical resin agents that literally glue the porcelain to the teeth. Find out more.
8) Finishing and cleaning up
Each tooth is then cleaned of any residual cement.
After which each tooth is then polished using a special set of instruments that fix to the dentist’s handpiece or “drill”. There is no cutting involved here.
9) Series of Post-Operative Checks
The cosmetic dentist then goes through a series of checks with the patient to make sure that the final teeth operate and function as planned.
An important check here is to make sure that the patients chewing ability are not hindered. The dentist then also makes sure that the aesthetics are correct.
Oral hygiene and self-care of the mouth are also reviewed at this stage.
10) Review Appointment
This is when the patient is called back for another appointment for the dentist to carry out another series of checks to make sure that the teeth are functional and that the aesthetics are as the patient wished.
Smile More Dental Care is committed to providing you with a treatment we best believe suits you. By contacting us on 0207586120 or by booking an appointment today, we can begin your journey for an improved, confident smile.