What are veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth-coloured material (porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material) that are cemented to the front surface of the teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance.

They work in exactly the same way as artificial finger nails – in a quick, painless and straightforward procedure they are bonded to the front of your existing teeth, leaving you with a smile that is simply perfect.
Veneers are very versatile and can be used for:

Damaged and chipped teeth – They get chipped through accidents, grinding your teeth and general tooth wear. Patients who grind their teeth or have an uneven bite tend to wear their teeth down. Your teeth can be repaired easily with porcelain veneers. They can be matched so that they have the same look and colour as your own teeth so that you get a natural look.

Stained teeth – Just like your face ages, so do your teeth. If tooth whitening does not work because the stains are ingrained through food and drink such as wine, tea and coffee or through smoking then dental veneers is an option for you. They are designed to hide any existing stains that cannot be removed by other means and hide any marks on your existing teeth.

Crooked teeth – Although dental veneers may not be the first choice because correction may take up to a year, or longer with braces – for teeth that are not overly crooked, dental veneers can be placed over the front of crooked tooth to give a straight appearance.

Gaps – Spaces and gaps between your teeth create balance in your smile and uneven gaps can spoil the overall look. Veneers is the solution, they work by completely closing all the gaps between your teeth and creating a perfect smile.Book a consultation today to discuss how you can achieve a complete smile make-over!