What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are very thin pieces of ceramic that are fixed to the forward facing surfaces of the teeth to improve the appearance.
They can help if you are unhappy with things like:
- The size and shape of your teeth
- The symmetry of your smile
- Twisted teeth
- How much tooth shows
- Unsightly gaps
- Discoloured patches
Porcelain veneers can be used on one tooth or any number of your teeth.
When they are used on groups of teeth, porcelain veneers can dramatically improve your smile.
How it works?
Our dentists work with you to design your perfect smile. We remove a minimal amount of enamel from the surface of your tooth/teeth to prepare it for the final restoration. Impressions are taken before being sent to a dental laboratory to be made. Finally we place your custom made porcelain veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions
A tooth coloured filling can be used for minor repairs to front teeth. Crowns are best for teeth that need to be strengthened due to being broken or following root canal treatment.
Sometimes a simple white filling may continue to break off due to your bite or even the size of the restoration. In these instances a single veneer may be recommended as a more permanent solution as they are minimally invasive compared to crowns.
Multiple veneers can also be used to reconstruct your smile in cosmetic treatment plans.
Veneers are meant to be a permanent alteration, as they require removal of some of your natural enamel to fit properly and can last for 5-10 years. Veneers are fragile so avoid biting down on hard objects, such as pens, pencils or ice cube.