What are veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made of tooth-sized sheets of porcelain, which are positioned over the natural teeth to create a glossy, healthy looking smile. Veneers are incredibly thin and they sit on top of the teeth in the same way as a false nail lies on a natural nail.
Porcelain veneers can be used as part of a smile makeover or as an independent treatment to cover problems such as chipped and stained teeth or simply to create a more attractive smile.
Veneers are custom-made to ensure that they fit the teeth perfectly and there is a variety of different shades and shapes on offer, so you can choose the look which best reflects your personality and the kind of smile you want to recreate. We can cater for patients looking for a very natural and subtle look or those hoping for all out Hollywood style glamour.
The treatment process
Before you have veneers, we will design your smile and you will select the veneers you like. We can start the treatment process by preparing your teeth, which involves removing a very thin layer of the tooth to allow space for the veneers. It is important to carry out this stage to make sure that you feel comfortable once the veneers are in place and also to ensure that your smile looks as natural as possible.
Once your teeth have been prepared, we can make an impression and this is sent away to act as a template; highly skilled technicians will then create your new veneers and we can then fit them. You can then start enjoying your amazing new smile!