What Is A Veneer?

Dental veneers are a thin porcelain strip that is used to help encase around your teeth. It’s designed to look like a normal tooth, whilst providing you with a strong, secure and resilient replacement for enamel. It’s made to be close to the strength of real teeth, and should provide you with a strong, secure replacement for a tooth that is lacking or missing enamel. Veneers are made to match-up with your teeth which ensures that it is a natural and safe fit for your mouth shape. This ensures that the veneer never stands out from the rest of your teeth. Instead, it blends in perfectly with the rest of your teeth and your mouth shape.

Who Can Benefit From Veneers?

Many people can benefit from having veneers fitted, with some of the most common including:
  • Those who have discoloured teeth due to habits such as smoking, drinking wine etc.
  • Those with teeth which are worn down, chipped or broken and need a replacement.
  • Anyone with teeth which are out of line, uneven or have an irregular shape you dislike.
  • Someone with gaps in their teeth, who wish to use a veneer to close-up the gap.

Our Veneer Process

Getting a veneer set fitted is actually quite simple, and normally takes place over two appointments. If you choose to use a prefabricated veneer, then it should be fitted within a single appointment. If you choose to get a veneer for your tooth made specifically, then it might take two appointments to do the job. The process itself, though, follows:

Step 1

Step 1:Tooth Preparation

The tooth will be cleaned and then the veneer shading decided upon. Some enamel will be removed to make room for the veneer.

Step 2

Step 2: Mould

The tooth will have an impression taken and sent to a laboratory to be created in its fit. A temporary veneer is placed on the spot that was removed earlier to avoid damage to the tooth while the veneer is created.

Step 3

Step 3: Fitment

Once delivered, you will be given an appointment to get your veneer fitted. Your tooth is cleaned with pumice and water, and the cleaned veneer is then fitted to your teeth. This will be fitted and contoured for maximum comfort.

Step 4

Step 4: Check Up

Any excess material will be cleaned up and removed to give the veneer a polished, smooth look and finish. You will then be given a scheduled check-up appointment to have the veneers looked over.