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Cosmetic Dentistry

Veneers are a long-lasting cosmetic dental treatment used to improve your smile. Whether you have crooked, chipped or discoloured teeth, veneers may be the best solution for you.

They are hand-made, wafer-thin (0.2mm) porcelain shells that are placed onto the surface of existing teeth, and are designed to perfectly simulate the look and feel of your natural teeth.

You can personalise the shape, size and shade of the veneer to suit the shape of your face, mouth and desired look. Veneers are suitable to fix just one tooth or a whole mouthful of teeth.

They can be used for anyone who has:

  1. Chipped or broken tooth/teeth.
  2. Discoloured teeth.
  3. Gaps between the teeth.
  4. Teeth which have become worn down.
  5. Misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth.
  6. Gummy smiles.

There are, however, alternative treatments available if you are not ready to make the commitment to veneers.

Benefits of veneers:

  • Improves the appearance of discoloured teeth.
  • Can reshape crooked teeth.
  • Mend worn-down and damaged teeth.
  • Choose your desired shade or choose a natural shade to blend with your existing teeth.

There are many materials that dental veneers can be made from, and all come with varying appearances, lifespans and bio-compatibility. The two main types of veneers commonly offered are:

Porcelain veneers

A long-lasting, natural-looking solution. The veneers are crafted in the finest detail by highly skilled and professional technicians in a dental laboratory, so they look just like natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are usually fitted in two or three appointments and usually require some minimal preparation of your existing teeth. In some cases, you can place non-preparation veneers. The amount of preparation needed varies from case to case and we strive to keep preparation to an absolute minimum.

Composite veneers

This option can be fixed in one visit. Layers of resin are applied directly to the tooth, masking any damaged enamel, which is then sculpted to the correct shape and size. Composite veneers are a great option if you have stained or slightly damaged teeth, such as chipped/cracked tooth/teeth and small gaps.

Out of the many cosmetic dentistry options available (including, crowns, bridges, implants and dentures) veneers are a highly durable way to improve your smile. The lifetime of your veneers is dependent on your dental care routine, your lifestyle and the type of veneer you choose.
If you care for your porcelain veneers properly, they can last between 15 – 20 years. Composite veneers should last between 4 – 8 years.

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