What is it?
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are permanently bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance.
Veneers are used to treat many cosmetic concerns, such as chipped, discoloured, or small teeth.
Dental veneers have been around for a long time and as such they have been tested and proven to be an excellent long-term, natural looking treatment option for chipped, stained, or misshapen teeth.
How does it Work?
To get your porcelain veneers you will require two separate visits, usually a week apart. On the first appointment, we will begin by shaving a very thin layer of the front of your teeth, followed by taking an impression of your teeth for the creation of a mould. We’ll then send the mould to a dental lab for them to custom-make a porcelain veneer for you. Like composite bonding, this may be done on just one tooth or on multiple teeth.
Once the veneers are ready and sent back to our clinic from the lab, we see you for your second appointment. During this appointment we attach the veneers to the teeth by cementing them in place. Temporary veneers are placed in between appointments for your comfort.
On rare occasions some patients report experiencing slight tooth sensitivity and temporary gum inflammation. There is also an increased future risk of tooth pulp injury after slightly shaving any surface of any tooth.
Ready to start your journey?
- Treatment time Two appointments, 2-4 hours each
- Pain The first appointment is usually done under local anaesthetic, so this step is pain-free. On rare occasions some patients report experiencing mild sensitivity after the veneers are bonded to the teeth. This usually subsides after a day or two.
- Results As soon as we cement your veneers
- Results Duration 10 - 15 years
- Price £595 per tooth