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There is no age limit to who can have porcelain veneers. We do not indicate dental veneer treatment for patients under 18 years old. It is not advisable to have veneers for patients under the age of 18 unless there is structural issue that needs to be addresses or on certain specific rare circumstances.
Majority of our patients are between 30 and 65 years old, however we have treated many patients who are between 65- 75 years old. The older there tooth being treated ( thus the older the patient) then it is more likely that the pulp chamber where the nerve resides has shrunk; which significantly reduces complications of sensitivity or the risk of root filling. So older patients may have reduced side effects.
When considering any dental treatment it may be necessary to check the health of teeth with radiographs. So if you are pregnant than it may be best to have the treatment carried out after child birth.
When carrying out veneers, tooth preparation may be required. Increase in the crookedness of the teeth increases tooth preparation. Tooth preparation, especially into the dentine, can affect the lifetime of the veneer.
Thus it is desirable to carry out veneers which require no preparation. So for young patients it is recommended that if veneers is the preferred treatment choice, this is carried out after pre alignment of teeth with some type of orthodontics.
We only wish to carry out this type of treatment on teeth which have a long term outlook. We determine this by creating a very though assessment of the teeth and mouth. We assess the structural strength of the teeth, the biological strength of the gum and the bite to ensure we create long lasting solution.For more Information on Cosmetic Dentistry please click here
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5 out of 5 starsposted 4 months ago
I have been visiting Perfect Smile for couple years for on going treatment including implants and Veneers. I developed an abscess over Christmas Holiday with a fever where I passed out on my kitchen floor. I did email Gurs not expecting him to reply within an hour or so (especially it being the festive season) Gurs suggested I should get to the hospital to get antibiotics and emergency dentist next day. Gurs kept in touch daily to check on my welfare. A week later I was well enough to travel from Norfolk to Perfect Smile. The following week Negan did root canal. The team are first class, who make you welcome and always asking if I would like a drink. The treatment has cost me thousands. Money well spent!! I now have The Perfect Smile.
5 out of 5 starsposted 6 months ago
I live in London so it was no problem visiting them at Harley Street, I was a bit nervous when I walked in but it all went fine and I now have no more gaps in my teeth, many thanks
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Veneers are thin, ceramic shells designed to give you a natural smile. Ultrathin, Durathin and Lumineers are just a few of the brands we provide. Normally achieved in two appointments.
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