Dental veneers are thin shells of either composite or porcelain affixed to the front of your teeth
We can also improve the appearance of your teeth with porcelain veneers. These high gloss units are glued on directly to your teeth and offer a very natural and cosmetically pleasing look. Veneers are more conservative in their approach than a crown, which results in much less tooth structure needing to be removed.
If you are concerned about the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, please consult us about the myriad of different options that are available to you to get you smiling again.
Dental veneers can:
- Close spaces between teeth
- Restore broken, chipped, misshapen or crooked teeth
- Restore unsightly, stained or washed out fillings
- Cover permanently stained or discoloured teeth
- Straighten your smile—this is known as “instant orthodontics” because it gives your teeth the appearance of being straighter.
A composite veneer is a combination of glass particles and plastic. This type of veneer can be finished in one appointment, and involves bonding the filling material to the front of your tooth. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers are prone to staining and have a shorter life. However, they are easily replaced.
Porcelain veneer treatment takes two appointments. The first appointment is when some minor reshaping of your tooth’s surface will be carried out. This is followed by impressions of your teeth, which is then sent to a dental technician who will make your porcelain veneers. While you wait for your more permanent veneers, temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth.
With dental veneers, it is important to consider the colour of your teeth as veneers are colour matched to your natural tooth colour. It is also important to keep in mind that porcelain veneers do not react to teeth whitening treatment so if you do wish to whiten your teeth we recommend having this treatment prior to dental veneer treatment.