If you are thinking of having dental veneers, our cosmetic dentists recommend veneers for correcting minor chips, widely spaced and discoloured teeth.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, laminates which are fixed over the teeth to conceal imperfections such as discoloured, Worn-out, chipped, and crowded teeth. Each veneer is custom made to size & colour so that they look the same as your natural teeth. This type of cosmetic procedure is minimally invasive and does not involve the removal of the tooth itself, but rather, laminate the veneer to the tooth itself.
If done correctly, using the right materials and technicians, results can be comparable to the natural tooth. For patients who want a cosmetic option to brighten and enhance their smile, we offer teeth whitening along with porcelain veneers at our practice.
Discoloured tooth (often advised when teeth whitening is not practical due to long term discolouration)
Gap between teeth
Minor crowding/misalignment of teeth
At your first meeting, which is a free consultation; we start by listening to your concerns and expectations. We also find out more about your medical history and identify if there are any other oral health issues such as gum health, tooth decay and misalignment of teeth. After understanding your requirements, we develop a bespoke treatment plan for you, and then work with master technicians to craft expertly made veneers for you, resulting in a true smile makeover.
Once you approve the treatment plan, it’s a straightforward procedure that involves two appointments, usually a week apart to place veneers.
This treatment type is generally advised to address aesthetic concerns around your teeth or smile, and can benefit you in the following ways:
What are veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin, laminates which are fixed over the teeth to conceal imperfections such as discoloured, worn out, chipped, and crowded teeth.
How much do they cost?
A definitive price of veneers depends on the number and the type of veneers you choose. The skill set of the cosmetic dentist can be another factor in pricing. That said, we pride ourselves on transparent and honest pricing.
How long can they last?
composite bonding veneers typically last 5-7 years
porcelain veneers usually last 10-15 years
Am I eligible for veneers?
Are they permanent?
Do they hurt?
Can they stain?
While veneers do not stain as they are non-porous, you should be mindful that your natural teeth can change shade, creating a mismatch of teeth shades. You can overcome this by visiting the hygienist regularly, or with the laser teeth whitening that we carry out in chair at our dental practice in Coulsdon.