HOW LONG DO VENEERS TAKE FROM START TO FINISH?
Every case is different but as a guide, smile makeovers can take as little as two to three appointments over a two week period. However, if you have an event to attend, or need them earlier, we can liaise with our leading laboratory in New York to get your smile with us sooner.
HOW MUCH ARE VENEERS?
Veneers are custom made to correct your unique dental problems, therefore we invite you to book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mervyn Druian, who will assess your smile and devise a suitable treatment plan for you. During this consultation, Mervyn will also talk about fees and answer any questions you may have. We also offer interest free extended payment options, which can be discussed with our receptionists after your consultation.
CAN VENEERS HARM THE TOOTH STRUCTURE?
Here at The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, we practise “minimalist dentistry,” therefore, in the majority of cases the tooth structure is not at risk. Generally speaking, less than half a millimetre is removed from the front of the tooth, to allow room for the veneer and to make sure the porcelain is strong enough to protect the treated area.
HOW LONG DO VENEERS LAST FOR?
Porcelain veneers are just like natural teeth and should be brushed and flossed daily. However, we will provide you with after care advice following your treatment, ensuring that your smile stays beautiful and white. Routine dental exams and cleanings are also essential and many of our patients have veneers going back twenty years plus.
IS TEETH WHITENING SAFE?
Dr Mervyn Druian is one of the founding members and current secretary of the British Dental Bleaching Society (BDBS), which is a group of dentists who are lobbying for stricter guidelines, so only dental professionals can perform a tooth whitening treatment.
Our advice to you is always go to a dental professional if you are going to have your teeth whitened. To our knowledge, no evidence has ever been documented where a tooth whitening (from a dental professional) has damaged teeth.
Recent research of the Nu Radiance Duet whitening system (the one we use), has shown that there are no changes to the tooth surface from this treatment; and we have come across no literature showing any structural changes or irreversible damage to the tooth structure. Dental bleaching has been undertaken safely for the past 60 years.
HOW LONG WILL MY WHITER, BRIGHTER SMILE LAST?
The colour will remain stable for approximately two years or more. Once again, this is down to your home care. If you are smoker or have a tendency to eat and drink heavily coloured foods, your whitening results won’t last as long.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY TEETH WHITENED?
Usually one appointment of one hour is all that’s needed. A further appointment may be required but only in exceptional cases.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I VISIT THE DENTIST?
Here at The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, we are strong believers in preventative treatments instead of (often expensive) restorative treatments, and we recommend that everyone has a check up at least once a year and a minimum of three trips a year to your hygienist. Not only are we concerned about the health of your gums and teeth, but dentists are trained to spot oral cancer signs, which if caught early, has a 90% success rate.
I HAVEN’T BEEN TO THE DENTIST FOR YEARS AS I’M TOO NERVOUS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Our advice is simple, please go! However, nowadays there are lots of anxiety busting treatments available and here at The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, we have an all-natural calming treatment called NuCalm, which will have you relaxed in no time.
However, if you have a serious dental phobia we would suggest that you seek expert advice. Please don’t put off visiting the dentist the health of your smile is imperative to the health of you.