If you are going to get the ills of ageing covered up in your smile, then there’s no point in messing around, you need to be lavish with your new look. The ills we are talking about here are chipped teeth, horrible gapping, cracks in the enamel, discolouration and receding gums; the lavish new look we are talking about here are porcelain veneers. These wafer thin beauties are the answers to every central Londoner’s prayers; yes they may look fragile but mixed with the cement that bonds them into place, their strength multiplies. Porcelain is a stunning material that does things with light like no other and is remarkably similar to the enamel already on your teeth, so it is the perfect cover-up. Your teeth need prepping first, so the old enamel will have to be taken off to make way; a cast is taken and sent away, whilst in the meantime, you’ll wear some dummy veneers until your porcelain veneers return from the lab. When they do, the dummies are remove and the real things are cemented onto the surfaces of your teeth; finally, they are ‘set’ with a heat source. The best bit though is about to come- the moment you look at your new teeth for the first time in the mirror……..WOW!