What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin layers of tooth coloured porcelain or composite that are placed on the facings of the teeth to improve their appearance.

What is the process to have Veneers?

Veneers usually involve 2 visits. On occasion the faces of the teeth may be needed to be trimmed to allow space for the veneers.  Impressions are then taken and the veneers are fabricated in our UK registered dental laboratory.  They are then fitted at the second visit.

How long do Veneers last?

This depends on the type of veneers, the clinical situation and the quality of maintenance.  Veneers do not last forever and this needs to be taken into account during the treatment planning phase.  Veneers usually need replacing since they can fracture, appear unsightly if the gum shrinks and can unglue.  Crowns may be a better option since they are stronger than veneers. 

Are there any other options apart from Veneers?

Orthodontic treatment and tooth whitening can give excellent results without the need for veneers using your natural teeth and avoiding trimming down otherwise healthy teeth.