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Monday, 9 August 2010

Further ways to change your smile.

I just thought I would write about some other ways that you can radically change your smile.

This week I thought I would show you how we changed someone's smile with tooth whitening and porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells, custom built by skilled dental technicians that are cemented to the front surface of a patient's teeth. Using porcelain veneers we can change the shape, position and colour of the teeth.

This patient was unhappy with the appearance of her upper front teeth, she felt that her teeth were crowded and she wanted a straighter, more symmetrical smile. Other options were discussed with the patient but she decided that porcelain veneers were the treatment she wanted. Prior to preparing the teeth for veneers, we "bleached" the patient's teeth using a home whitening system for two weeks. On the initial appointment the teeth were prepared and provisional veneers were made. Two weeks later we saw the patient again and fitted her new smile, we placed six porcelain veneers.

The patient was delighted with the result.

Here is a picture of the patient before her treatment,

Here is a picture of the patient's smile one month after we cemented her new porcelain veneers.

If this type of dental treatment interests you, and you feel the time is right to consider changing your smile. Please contact our reception team at the Spicer Road Dental Practice on 01392 272408 to arrange a dental health check. We will be happy to help you achieve your dream smile.

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