Porcelain veneers can change a smile instantly. If you have a chipped tooth it can make the tooth look whole again. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give you the right colour and improve a single discolored tooth or lighten your front teeth. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, if orthodontic braces are not suitable.
The veneer is very thin and is attached to your tooth with a special adhesive, so very little preparation for the tooth is needed. You will achieve straight sparkling teeth with dental veneers, which are specially crafted for you to enhance your smile and confidence
Some of the outer layer enamel surface of the tooth will be removed.This is to make sure the veneer can be bonded permanently in place. We will only remove a tiny amount of enamel and it will be the same thickness of the veneer, so the tooth stays the same size.
Once the tooth has been prepared we will take an impression, along with any other information needed so the veneer can be made. The colour of your veneer will be matched to your other teeth using a shade guide so it will look entirely natural.
Q. How long will a veneer last?
A veneer should last for many years, if you look after it and maintain it just like your own teeth. Your dental team will advise you.
Q. What happens after the veneer is fitted?
It is advised to wait a while to get used to the veneer to see if any changes are needed. Your dental team will want to check and polish it and make sure you are happy with it.
Q. How long will making a Veneer take?
A veneer will take at least 2 visits.The first visit is to prepare and match the shade, and the second visit will be to fit it. The dentist will show you before they bond the veneer to the tooth to make sure you are happy with it.