Transform the appearance of your teeth
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve their overall appearance. Veneers are usually fitted to the front upper and lower teeth and are made from ceramic, porcelain or a composite material.
Why should I have veneers?
As well as the cosmetic qualities, and ability to create a transformed smile, veneers can be placed to:
- correct poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth
- close gaps between teeth
- mask internal stains
- restore partially broken-down teeth
What does the treatment for veneers involve?
Unlike tooth straightening that needs a number of months for you to see results, veneers only need a couple of appointments for us to get your new smile underway.
We’ll first need to see you for a consultation so we can make sure your teeth and gums are perfectly healthy. We then take impressions so we can create models of your teeth. These models are used for a ‘wax-up’ where we show you a preview of how veneers can transform the appearance of your teeth.
Once you’re happy with the look that we’ve come up with together, we will prepare your teeth if you need to have a layer of enamel removed. We’ll provide temporary veneers to keep your teeth protected.
Your veneers are crafted at the dental laboratory using the models of your teeth. When we receive your veneers, we’ll see you again for your fitting. We make sure the look is exactly what you expected before we fix the veneers using a dental adhesive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Veneers are usually an irreversible process due to the need to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the veneer itself. We take time to ensure you are sure about undergoing treatment before we begin.
Veneers are strong and durable, but do still have the potential to become damaged over time and if not looked after properly. If your veneers do break, please contact us as it may be possible to repair rather than replace them.
You need to brush your veneers as you would with natural teeth, to make sure you keep the tooth underneath the veneer strong and healthy. It is important to brush and floss twice a day, and visit your dentist regularly.