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Veneers

The appearance of your smile is one of the first things that other people will notice about you.

A beautiful, healthy-looking smile is the first impressions that you give out, so it is beneficial to ensure that your smile is as appealing as it can possibly be. Dental veneers can provide a natural and attractive look for you mouth and they can be used to fix stained, chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth. Veneers look more normal than any other restoration. They are easily be mistaken for natural teeth.

They are ultra-thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are custom made to fit over teeth. Veneers look exactly like natural teeth; the colour and texture are matched to your natural teeth so a veneers treatment will result in a natural-looking smile and a long lasting cosmetic treatment. The advantage is that dental veneers require little or no preparation of your tooth, they won’t weaken your natural tooth structure.

The porcelain veneer colour can be selected to make your teeth appear whiter or to match your existing teeth colour. The porcelain finish also mimics the light-reflecting qualities of natural teeth, helping you achieve a brighter, natural -looking smile. Staining of veneers is difficult, making them popular for people seeking a perfect smile.
Veneers can be fastened to a single tooth or more than one tooth.

Most commonly veneers are used on your front teeth to get the smile that you desire. Where a cosmetic tooth whitening process only adjusts the tooth colour, veneers can change the tooth colour, shape, size and overall look, essentially offering an all in one solution for those who want to perfect their smile. When veneers have been fitted, they can even help make your teeth appear straighter from the front.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from materials like porcelain or composite resin. They are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance and address various dental issues.

Veneers can address a range of cosmetic dental problems, including stained or discoloured teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and slightly misaligned teeth.

The process of getting dental veneers is typically painless, as local anaesthesia is used during the procedure to minimize any discomfort. You may experience some mild sensitivity or discomfort afterward, but it should be manageable.

Proper oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, is essential for maintaining veneers. Avoiding excessive consumption of staining substances like coffee or red wine can also help prolong their lifespan.

The entire process usually takes two to three appointments. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare your teeth and take impressions, and in subsequent visits, the veneers will be fitted and bonded.

Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining and discolouration. However, composite resin veneers may be more prone to staining, but regular oral hygiene can help prevent this.