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How Veneers Can Help

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape size, and colour.

Porcelain veneers are a very successful option in many situations where the original tooth has developed poor colour, shape, and contours. It is also a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations where the tooth position is compromised and there are minor bite-related problems.

You’ll often hear people say that celebrities have veneers and this may seem like the best way to replicate picture-perfect-teeth, but each mouth is different and veneers need to be carefully planned.

Your dentist will begin with a smile analysis to determine what steps are necessary to achieve the smile you desire.

Veneers FAQ

Veneers should last for many years this does heavily depend on how you care for them. Consider the daily habits that could be affecting your veneers, and you'll be able to extend their wear.

Your dentist will remove a little of the outer enamel of the tooth so that the veneer will bond securely in place. Next, your dentist will take an “impression” (ie make a mould of) your teeth and record the shade of the adjacent teeth so that the veneer is a perfect match. Only a very small amount of tooth is removed in the preparation process, so a temporary veneer probably won’t be needed while the permanent veneer is being made – you also probably won’t need any anaesthetic.

The impression and shade information are passed to a specialist dental laboratory. Using this information, they will carefully construct the veneer to ensure that it fits in perfectly with your other teeth. About a week or two after your first appointment your dentist will see you for a second time to check that your new veneer is a good fit and that the shade is a good match for your other teeth. The veneer is then fixed in place using a special bonding agent.

Yes. Your dentist might be able to use a crown or a composite filling . Whether these are suitable depends on the condition of the tooth. If veneers are being considered to correct uneven teeth or teeth that do not look straight, orthodontic treatment may be an alternative.

Patient Testimonials

Sarah Neville

“I had veneers on my four front teeth at the Hampton Wick Dental Centre last year. Lama was very helpful and encouraging throughout the whole process and I really felt like I received the very best service.She was kind, gentle and reassuring. She answered all my questions and worries about the procedure. I am delighted with the look of my veneers and would recommend Lama to anyone thinking about getting veneers done. Being able to pay monthly was also extremely helpful and made the whole process affordable.”

Sarah Neville