dental-vaneers

Veneers

Veneers fit neatly over the front of a tooth to cover chips or discolouration, or can be used to minimise unsightly gaps. They are thin tooth coloured shells, normally made of porcelain, that offer an attractive and less damaging way to transform teeth as very little enamel needs to be removed before the veneer is fixed in place.

The Treatment Process

  • A very small layer of enamel may be removed but this is not always necessary.
  • We take an impression of the tooth and note its colour so the veneer will fit well and blend in perfectly.
  • When ready, the veneer is fixed permanently to the tooth to hide any defects.

Mr Thanos Karezis, has an MSc in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry (from Bristol University), so he would be happy to discuss in detail all your smile redesign options, including veneers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials that are placed on the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They are typically made of porcelain or composite resin.
Dental veneers can help improve the appearance of teeth that are discoloured, chipped, broken, or misaligned. They can also be used to close gaps between teeth and make teeth appear longer or more symmetrical.
Dental veneers can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. Porcelain veneers can last up to 10-15 years, while composite veneers may last up to 5-7 years.
The process for getting dental veneers typically involves multiple visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel and taking impressions of the teeth. The impressions are then sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers are custom-made. While your custom veneers are being created in a dental laboratory, the dentist may place temporary veneers on your teeth to protect them and improve their appearance. Once your custom veneers are ready, the dentist will check their fit and colour to ensure they match your natural teeth. The dentist will then use a special bonding material to attach the veneers to the front surface of your teeth, and a special light will be used to harden the bonding material.
The process for getting dental veneers is typically not painful, as the dentist will numb the area with a local anaesthetic. However, some patients may experience sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure.
Dental veneers require regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth. It is also important to avoid biting or chewing on hard objects, as this can damage the veneers. Additionally, regular dental check-up’s and cleanings are important to maintain the health of the veneers and surrounding teeth.