Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a wafer-thin piece of material, usually porcelain, that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers can completely transform your smile, giving you the freedom to smile with confidence and live your life to the full. 

Most veneers are made of porcelain. It is a strong material that closely resembles the texture and appearance of a human tooth. It can easily be matched to the colour of the other team to seamlessly blend into the smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

BEFORE & AFTERS

Single Tooth

Multiple Teeth

Who offers this treatment?

When Are Porcelain Veneers Used?

Veneers can be used in a wide range of situations to improve the appearance of unsightly teeth.

They are a fast, effective solution that is less invasive than procedures like crowns or dental implants.

Veneers give the appearance of a wider, brighter and healthy smile.

They are more permanent and longer lasting than tooth whitening or other ‘freshening up’ treatments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Veneers are usually fitted over the course of three visits. 

Your first appointment will be to discuss exactly what you want to achieve and how veneers can achieve this result. You are in control of how your smile will look – with the guidance of a trained and experienced dentist, of course! If you’re going for a smile makeover, now would be the time to get your teeth whitened too.

At your second appointment, the teeth being fitted with veneers will need to be prepped. This involves removing a small amount of the natural tooth to accommodate the shell of the veneer and ensure it fits snugly into place and well aligned with the rest of your teeth. Your dentist will use detailed impressions of your teeth to create the individual shapes of your new veneers. It will then be sent to the dental laboratory to be created, exactly to the specifications provided by your dentist. 

Your third and final visit will see the veneers bonded to your teeth, permanently transforming the appearance of your smile – and you! 

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Porcelain veneers will generally last between 7 and 15 years. However we have some patients who were treated over 20 years ago and still very happy with the results. After this time, the veneers would need to be replaced.

Yes, preparation is required before getting porcelain veneers. A small amount of tooth enamel may need to be removed to make room for the veneer. This is a simple and painless procedure that can be done in a single visit to the dentist. If you would prefer to have non-prep veneers then composite veneers/bonding may be a more desirable treatment option.

Porcelain veneers are not painful, but you may experience some sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure. This is normal and should subside within a few days. Before the procedure, your dentist will numb the area with a local anaesthetic to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. You may feel some pressure or vibration during the tooth preparation process, but it should not be painful. After the procedure, you may experience some mild sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, but this is usually temporary.

Your dentist may recommend over-the-counter pain medication to manage any discomfort and also give you specific instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums after the procedure. It’s important to follow these instructions closely to help minimize any post-procedure discomfort and to ensure proper healing.

If you experience any severe pain or discomfort, you should contact your dentist as soon as possible.

Porcelain veneers are a permanent treatment as they involve removing a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the veneer, and once they are bonded to the tooth, they cannot be easily removed. The veneers can be removed however, this process can cause further removal of the natural tooth structure and is not reversible.

Once the veneers are removed, the natural teeth will not look the same as before the treatment, as the teeth will have been slightly reshaped during the preparation process. Therefore, before deciding to get porcelain veneers, it’s important to discuss the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives with your dentist, and also to consider whether the treatment is suitable or not.

It’s also worth noting that even if the veneers are removed, the underlying issues that led to the need for veneers will still be present, such as discoloration, gaps, or misshapen teeth, so it’s important to consider all options before making a decision.

After getting porcelain veneers, it’s important to avoid certain foods and drinks for a period of time to allow the dental cement to fully cure and bond the veneers to your teeth. Your dentist will provide specific instructions on what you can and cannot eat or drink, but generally, it’s recommended to avoid hard, crunchy, sticky, or chewy foods for at least 24-48 hours after the procedure.

It’s also important to avoid eating or drinking anything that can stain the veneers, such as coffee, tea, or red wine, for at least a few days after the procedure. It’s also important to avoid using tobacco products as they can discolour the veneers and also reduce the bonding strength.

You can typically eat and drink normally after this period, but it’s important to practice good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing regularly, to keep your veneers and natural teeth clean and healthy.

Alternative treatments to veneers include composite bonding and crowns. Veneers are a nice in-between option. Veneers may be your best choice if you want to change the shape of your teeth more than just a little bit, as is done with bonding, but not enough to require a full crown which wraps around the entire tooth.

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