Durathin are ultra-thin veneers that often do not require any enamel shaving or tooth preparation. Enamel shaving is needed for traditional veneers to reduce the tooth size. This allows the dental veneers to fit in a natural-looking way. However, with Durathin this is often not necessary. Patients can receive a stunning smile with minimal disruption to their natural teeth underneath.
If no tooth shaving has been carried out the teeth are left in their natural state before the Durathin Veneers are attached. Therefore, people looking to return to their natural appearance in the future can do so.
Patients who suffer from dental anxiety need not worry about any pain associated with the treatment as it is unlikely that anaesthetic or drilling will be necessary.
Additionally, the thin layer of material used to create the veneers means they are more aesthetically pleasing and natural looking than a number of their traditional counterparts. Previous forms of dental veneer often appear bulky. However, with Durathin’s innovative method they are usually from 0.2mm to 0.4mm thick.
The treatment is an ideal solution for anyone who has suffered from small sized teeth or gaps. No-prep Durathin Veneers can be added to increase the size of the teeth, and close gaps without the need for lengthy orthodontic work.
Other people who could find a solution in Durathin Veneers are those who have a worn-down natural tooth structure. Durathin can build up the tooth structure and restore them to their former appearance.
Discoloured teeth could also benefit from having Durathin Veneers when teeth whitening is ineffective. They are also suitable for patients with narrow smiles, or those who simply feel their smile could do with some work to appear more attractive.
A series of three appointments with a Pearl Dental Clinic practitioner is usually the ideal timescale to achieve great results.
During the initial visit, it is up to the patient to express their desires about how their ideal smile would appear. We would normally recommend carrying out a trial smile to assess the changes that we plan to make. Following this, photographs and X-rays will be taken of the teeth and jawline. This is to assess how best to realise the patient’s aesthetic goals. Patients will also need their teeth and gums checked. This is to ensure that they are healthy, which is essential for the fitting of dental veneers.
During the second appointment, moulds of the teeth will be taken. The moulds allow the clinician to design the custom-made fixtures. Patients will get the opportunity to discuss their ideal colour and design for their new smile.
The third visit to Pearl Dental Clinic will see the attachment of the newly created Durathin veneers.
Our Pearl Dental Clinic practitioners can offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of the smile and significantly increase a person’s self confidence.
Similarly to Durathin Veneers, Lumineers can be effective for people who may be worried about tooth tissue removal. Another great benefit of this type of veneer is that they can last for up to twenty years when maintained correctly. Lumineer treatments only require two appointments for completion.
Emax porcelain veneers can provide a smile makeover for image-conscious members of the public. A UK laboratory produces Emax Veneers to individual specification. This allows patients to go to the facilities and meet the technician who will construct their veneers and communicate the changes that they wish to make to their smile.