Veneers are extremely versatile and can close gaps in your teeth, align crowding or protruding teeth or whiten discoloured teeth.

Great news! Veneers are no longer just available for the rich and famous; advances in technology mean dental veneers are much more affordable than you think.

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain which is designed to fit over the top of the natural tooth, and they can improve the colour, shape, and position of your teeth.  They are extremely natural looking and involve very little preparation of the natural teeth due to the way they sit over the top of the tooth.

They are usually a technician made option and fixed with a special adhesive to hold them in place. Veneers can be used to replace a chipped front tooth. They can also be placed to close small gaps or straighten slightly crooked teeth where orthodontic treatment is not necessarily the best option.

A veneer can also be made using a composite filling material and building the teeth up, this process can be done in the surgery without sending off to the technician to be made.



The natural tooth is prepared by removing some of the shiny enamel in order to ensure the veneer will bond properly to the tooth.
The preparation itself is very minimal and usually the same thickness as the required veneer in order for the tooth to still be the same size.
Once the tooth is ready, we will take some impression moulds and send off to the technician to be made. We will do a shade match that you are happy with.

A temporary filling material will be placed which will last until the permanent one is placed. You will need to return to have the veneer fitted in around two weeks. You will be shown in the mirror prior to cemented in order to ensure you are fully happy before it is permanently bonded to the tooth.

All our dentists are qualified in veneers and have many years’ experience. Amber Bradley, one of our dentists has a special interest in composite build ups and has previously done some exceptional work. She is hoping to do a course in further cosmetic dentistry in the future.

A local anasthetic will be used in order to be as comfortable as possible and painfree. However depending of the tooth this isn’t always necessary if the patient prefers.

Prices vary depending on what works best and what work is needed, Prices start from £400 for a full veneer and from £100 for a composite build up.

A veneer can last upto 10 years if it well looked after and depending on lifestyle. Unless the veneer has broken or the tooth underneath is affected, they can usually be rebonded if it happens to come away.

A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten front teeth. There are a range of shades to pick from including options of whitening teeth.

Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed.


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