What Are Veneers?

Veneers can be used to improve your smile and confidence.  One of the first things you notice about a person is their smile.  Many people often feel insecure about their smile due to chipped or worn teeth, discoloured or stained teeth or irregular shaped and gappy teeth.

Thankfully there are many options in dentistry that we can employ to fix these issues.  On the surface, these problems may seem like a cosmetic complication, however, if left it could, over time, negatively affect the function of the mouth and your oral health.  This is definitely something that we would like you to avoid.

Whatever your concern, our team of highly advanced aesthetic dentists will be able to find the solution for you and create a plan that you are happy and comfortable with, leaving you fully in control.

What are the advantages of having veneers?

  • Veneers can instantly enhance and change your smile.  
  • You can create your own unique aesthetics, we can personalise them to suit your face and personality 
  • They can last for up to 20 years if properly maintained
  • They are very natural
  • They can be used as a cosmetic procedure or to fix functional dental problems

What are the disadvantages of having veneers?

  • The veneer process irreversible: we do have to remove a small amount of the tooth surface to bond the veneer onto the surface.  If you decide that you don’t like them then new veneers can be fitted but we cannot revert to the teeth’s original shape.  This is why we employ the Trial Smile, to ensure that you are happy with the look, shape and colour before we commit.
  • Chipping: like our natural teeth, veneers can also chip.  If your teeth are prone to chipping and fracturing then we will discuss what options are available.  This could simply be to stop any habits that you may have e.e nail biting or chewing pen lids.
  • Sensitivity: During the veneer process it is normal to expect some short term sensitivity, this normally occurs when you have the temporary veneers on, before the permanent ones are placed

Different Types of Veneers

Veneers are just an artificial material that we place on the front surface of the tooth, almost like placing a contact lens in the eye or a false nail over the natural nail.

There are three different type of veneers that we commonly use in dentistry:

  1. Composite Veneers
  2. Porcelain Veneers
  3. Direct Veneers