What are they?

A veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material that is put onto the front of the tooth to make it look better.  The tooth might have been damaged by decay or an accident, or might be badly discoloured for some reason.

What happens?

Our veneers are made out of porcelain by our experienced dental technicians.  You will have to visit the dentist twice for this type of veneer to be fitted.  A very small amount of tooth needs to be removed – just enough to prevent making the tooth look or feel bulky.  For this reason, it is not always necessary for the dentist to numb the tooth.  Your dentist will need to use a putty-like material to make a mould of your mouth, called an ‘impression’, so our dental technician can make veneers that fit perfectly and precisely to you.

The benefits

Veneers can greatly improve your appearance.  They hide imperfections and you lose very little natural tooth material.  Veneers also protect teeth from any more damage. Tooth surface can be dissolved away by acid in the mouth (usually from too frequent consumption of certain kinds of food and drink); this can make teeth very sensitive to hot and cold.  In this situation, veneers can protect the teeth.  If the tooth is strong, a veneer is often a better option than a crown for improving a tooth’s appearance.

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