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What are Dental Veneers?

Not everyone is happy with the appearance of their teeth. A tooth may be chipped, discoloured, slightly crooked or you may have gaps between your front teeth - making you self conscious.

Before and after having veneers fitted
  • Veneers go on the front of teeth to cover imperfections and make teeth look neater.
  • Usually placed on the top front six teeth, veneers can be made from Porcelain or a Composite material.
  • They can dramatically alter someone’s smile if the teeth are crooked or stained
  • They can be made to look natural with fine detailing included
  • Composite ones can be repaired if they are ever chipped or damaged
  • They can be manufactured thinner nowadays so the placement of them is kinder to the natural teeth
  • Fitting a veneer is an easy procedure – your smile can be enhanced within just two visits to our experienced dentists.
Before and after having veneers fitted

Frequently Asked Questions


How long do veneers last on your teeth?

Veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years. After this time, the veneers would need to be replaced.

Does the placement procedure hurt?

The placement of porcelain veneers is typically a pain-free procedure. Dentists usually numb the tooth and the surrounding area before removing the dental enamel. In many cases, this amount of enamel is so small that patients do not even require anaesthesia.

Can veneers be whitened?

A veneer is a thin shell (typically porcelain) bonded onto the front of a tooth. Teeth-whitening products can't penetrate a veneer or change its colour, but they can lighten your surrounding non- veneered teeth, which could leave you with an unevenly toned smile

What is best a Crown or a Veneer?

Both crowns and veneers are forms of dental restoration. They work by adding a covering to an existing tooth to improve its appearance or function. The main difference between a veneer and a crown is how much of the original tooth is removed, how thick the material covering the tooth is, and how much of the tooth is covered. Both crowns and veneers are effective in improving the aesthetic appearance of teeth.

A veneer is usually made of wafer-thin porcelain and is bonded to the front of a tooth. The porcelain is color-matched to your natural teeth. Veneers are strong but brittle, and sharp or repeated impacts can dislodge or crack them.

A crown encases the entire tooth. It can be made of metal, porcelain or a combination of both. It is usually around double the thickness of a veneer, making it more durable and resistant to cracking than a veneer.

What do I do next?

Call us on 01803 853980 to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced dentists or come see our treatment coordinator for a FREE CONSULTATION regarding any queries or concerns you may have.