|Emax ceramic veneers by Ivolclar Vivadent AG
Ms B had never liked the large gaps (diastema) between her front upper teeth. She had decided that she wanted her smile to look clean and natural. To correct the diastema, she was recommended to have orthodontic treatment using braces. However, Ms B opted for veneers as she also was not happy with the shape of her teeth.
During the first appointment for Ms B, her teeth were numbed and shaped to allow the ceramic veneers to fit onto this preparation. Then an impression of this preparation for her top jaw was made, paying particular attention to the margins i.e. where the veneers will meet the gumline.
Once this was completed the impressions were sent to an outside laboratory for the veneers to be fabricated. In the meantime, around two weeks, Ms B was given a set of temporary veneers, made by us in the dental surgery. These were made to fit in with Ms B’s existing teeth, both in terms of shape improvement and colour.
Finally, at the second appointment, the actual veneers were finally placed, checked for fitting and bite. If all is correct, they will be finally cemented in, or if there is a need to ascertain the fit for comfortability when biting they can be temporarily cemented in to allow for any final adjustments.
Ms B was delighted with the work carried out by the dental team at the Surbiton Smile Centre ®. Her friends and family have remarked on how good her teeth now look.
Many adults are unhappy with their smile, due to gaps between their front teeth. The clinical term for this condition is diastemas, and this can be caused by bone loss, a receding gum line, by movement of the teeth or just occurs naturally. Sometimes a patient may never have had the opportunity to realign teeth as a child or as a young adult.
Whatever the cause, gaps in your front teeth may make you embarrassed to show your smile, perhaps holding your hand in front of your mouth when you do so and making you feel generally unhappy about your appearance.
These gaps can also cause problems when pieces of food get trapped and then are difficult to remove. This can lead to a build-up of plaque, which if untreated can cause tooth decay and ultimately tooth loss.
There are several options for providing solutions to diastemas, without the need for braces and lengthy Orthodontic Treatments. The Dental Team at the Surbiton Smile Centre ® can discuss possibilities for patients unhappy with gaps between their front teeth.
Please get in touch if you are concerned about any aspect of your dental health. We will treat you fairly and honestly - and we look forward to being able to help you.