Do you have crooked, short/worn, narrow or discoloured teeth? Dental veneers are custom-made, wafer-thin shells crafted from natural tooth-coloured materials to conceal any smile imperfection.
Often requiring no drilling, shaving and minimal preparation to the tooth, porcelain veneers only sit on the front surface of the tooth to improve the underlying tooth’s shape, size, length and colour.
As highly rated cosmetic dentists, we apply hundreds of veneers every year as we believe they are one of the fastest and most durable ways to transform the appearance of the mouth.
Using super-thin veneers, our procedures are minimally invasive, which means we do not need to make any changes to the shape of your underlying tooth.
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Types of dental veneers
Your veneers can be crafted from resin composite, porcelain or porcelain laminate materials.
Porcelain veneers are considered to be the strongest and most durable – they are also more stain-resistant in comparison to resin veneers.
There are various brands of veneers to choose from, for example, Lumineers, Durathin, Ultrathin etc.
Choosing the right one for you will depend on your oral condition and what will be needed to achieve the best outcome.
Our leading dentists will be able to answer any of your questions and help advise you on the best form of smile makeover treatment moving forward.
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Porcelain vs composite
- Can last 10-15 years
- Very strong and durable
- Takes from one to three visits to be applied
- Initially more expensive as it is a higher quality
- More natural-looking as they can catch light in a similar way to a natural tooth – the overall finish and look of porcelain veneers are unmatched
- Can last between 4-8 years
- Not as strong and more prone to chipping, however, composite can be repaired, whereas Porcelain veneers if chipped need to be replaced.
- Can be applied within one visit
- Slightly cheaper
- Composite can stain just like natural teeth but allow the patient to reverse the procedure at any given time
Veneers fix many dental and oral problems including:
- Teeth that have become discoloured due to excessive fluoride, fillings, decay, stains and root canal treatments
- Worn down teeth either caused by genetics or bruxism
- Chipped, cracked and broken teeth
- Malocclusions, misaligned teeth and overbites
- Gappy smiles and black pockets
What’s the procedure like?
In most cases, patients can have veneers on the same day. We have our own milling machine on the premises.
Our milling machine, CEREC, means no messy impressions, the tooth is prepared, we take a digital scan which is sent directly to the CEREC for milling.
On average the process takes between 10 to 15 minutes to make and you leave with your new smile!
Often a very quick, easy and pain-free procedure, many natural teeth can undergo the veneering process simultaneously.
Advantages of veneers
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- Looks natural and operates just like normal teeth
- The colour you wish can be selected
- Require less shaping and altering of the existing tooth in comparison to crowns
- Strong, durable and secure
- Promotes confidence and high self-esteem
To begin with the process today, get in touch with us by booking below.
Dental page last reviewed: December 17, 2020. Next review due: Sept 2021