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Transform your smile with thin and aesthetic veneers

Veneers are a fantastic way to restore teeth and improve their appearance. They are thin yet strong and durable tooth-coloured porcelain shells, bonded onto the front of your teeth to enhance the shape, size or shade, mask discolouration or protect your smile from damage. Veneers offer a minimally invasive way to transform a tooth as only a very thin layer of enamel is removed (if any) prior to fitting.

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Why have dental veneers?

Veneers have a very lifelike appearance with the strength, beauty, and durability only porcelain restorations can create. They have a more translucent look, which adds to their superior aesthetics. Other people will never know you have veneers fitted - they could be your ideal option for a dramatic smile makeover!

Veneers can be used to:

  • Close spaces between the teeth
  • Restore broken, chipped, misshapen or crooked teeth
  • Restore unsightly, stained or washed out fillings
  • Cover permanently stained or discoloured teeth
  • Straighten your smile

What is involved in having veneers?

We’ll initially see you for a consultation so we can make sure your teeth and gums are healthy for treatment. We then take digital impressions so we can create models of your teeth and plan your new smile. You can even see a preview of how veneers can transform the appearance of your teeth.

Once you’re happy with the look we’ve come up with, we prepare your teeth, if necessary. We can 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 securely fixing your veneers using a dental adhesive.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I look after my veneers?

After fitting, it is important to keep your veneer well-maintained with regular brushing and flossing. Your dentist and hygienist will show you how to keep on top of your dental hygiene and keep a close eye on the health of your teeth and gums.

Can veneers break?

Although veneers are resilient, it is important to treat them with care, so try not to bite your fingernails or chew pen tops, or use your teeth to open anything. Also, it is probably best to steer clear of very hard foods that could cause damage to the veneer.

Are veneers permanent?

In many cases, fitting porcelain veneers requires some of your natural tooth enamel to be removed. Therefore, they are an irreversible treatment, designed to be kept on your teeth permanently. Your veneers themselves can last up to 15 years before needing to be replaced, depending on how well you look after them.

Are veneers painful?

You shouldn’t find either the treatment for veneers or the veneers themselves painful. We use local anaesthetic to minimise your discomfort during the preparation and fitting process, and ensure you are relaxed and ready before beginning any treatment. Most patients experience no pain or discomfort at all. You may feel some sensitivity once your veneers have been fitted, but this will go after a few days.

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