Cosmetic Dentistry


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What are Veneers?

Veneers are extremely thin shells that cover up the front surfaces of teeth, improving their overall appearance. The veneers are bonded in place and should look very natural. They may be made from porcelain or composite resin.

Why Consider Veneers?

Veneers are a very good way to correct or cover up a number of different imperfections that include:

  • Stained teeth that will not respond to tooth whitening
  • Chipped or worn teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or a less than ideal shape
  • Teeth that are slightly out of alignment and where orthodontics isn’t really required
  • To perfect a smile once orthodontics is complete
  • Closing up or minimising spaces in between teeth

What is the Procedure for Porcelain Veneers?

We will need to examine your mouth as veneers are best suited for teeth that are healthy and strong and which do not have large restorations. The next step will be to decide how many veneers are required and to plan your new smile. Once this process is complete we will prepare your teeth by removing a minimal amount of structure from the front surfaces. This is necessary to ensure the veneers do not look bulky or unnatural, but does mean treatment is irreversible. An impression is taken and sent to our on-site laboratory so your veneers can be fabricated. While they are being made your teeth will be protected with temporary veneers. At your next visit, we will fit and bond the new veneers in place.

The process for composite resin veneers is slightly different as we apply the resin directly to your teeth, sometimes completing your new look in just one appointment.

We Encourage Questions

Any recommended treatments are always fully explained and we actively encourage questions. You can rest assured it will never be too much trouble as we want you to have all the knowledge required to make informed choices about your dental care. This is absolutely essential in building trust so you can have complete confidence in your dental care.