What are porcelain veneers?
They can be used to alter the shapes, colour and appearance of teeth and close gaps between teeth as required. In situations where tooth straightening is not possible or undesirable, tooth adjustments can be made to accommodate minor alignment discrepancies for the perfect smile.
Why choose porcelain veneers?
Porcelain vs Composite
Composite materials and techniques have advanced tremendously over the last decade enabling them to last longer and maintain their appearance. However, the longevity of porcelain is far superior and does require less maintenance. Some surface staining is not entirely maskable with composite and therefore porcelain may be required in these circumstances.
Porcelain does however, require some, albeit minimal tooth removal which may not be desirable for some as this is irreversible. The process of porcelain veneer treatment does require an extra appointment, whereas composite bonding generally can be done in one day (after the initial consultation)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the tooth. It is often described as a false nail over you own nail.
What are the advantages of a veneer?
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. This is because they are very very thin. And very little enamel is removed to place them. Veneers can be used to improve shape, colour and the position of a tooth.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers can last many years. However just like natural teeth they can chip or break.
How long will it take?
A veneer takes 2 visits. The first to prepare the tooth and match the shade and the second visit to fit the veneer.
How much will it cost?
The cost of each veneer ranges from £445 to £795. A written estimation will be given to you at your free cosmetic appointment.