Porcelain Dental Veneers

Porcelain Dental Veneers are a custom made cover for the front surface of the tooth. These veneers are very versatile and can be used to close gaps between teeth, align crowding or protruding teeth, or whiten discoloured teeth. A dental veneer can make a chipped tooth look whole again.

To achieve a natural look, the colour of the surrounding teeth is matched on a porcelain shade guide and by visiting the ceramist to make sure the correct colour is selected to match your existing teeth.

What are the advantages of dental veneers?

Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. They are very thin and are held in place by a special, strong adhesive, so usually minimal preparation of the tooth is needed to fix them. You can find out more about Porcelain Dental Veneers on Wikipedia.

How are teeth prepared for a dental veneer?

Some of the shiny, outer enamel tooth surface may be removed so that the veneer can be easily bonded permanently in place later. The amount of enamel removed is minimal and will be the same as the thickness of the veneer to be fitted, allowing the tooth to stay the same size.

The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth, with a thicker section replacing any broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

How long will it take to prepare and fit a dental veneer?

Usually at least two visits. During the initial visit the tooth is prepared and the shade matched and during the second visit the veneer is fitted. Before fitting it in place, I will show you the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are entirely happy with it.

Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Veneers

Natural Look. Your new tooth or teeth will look entirely natural and impossible to tell apart from your other teeth

Lasting Results. Your new teeth will look and feel great for many years and feel just like your normal teeth

Perfect Shade Matching. With a wide colour palette to choose from our shade matching enables us to perfectly match the colour of your teeth.

High Quality Materials. We use feldspathic and eMax veneers developed by experts and prepared for us in Harley Street by skilled ceramists. They are designed to last.

The Veneer Process at My Clinic

Before beginning your treatment, I will discuss with you the reasons why you want to improve your smile and what you like and don’t like about it. I will be honest about how much can be achieved and recommend the most suitable treatment choices to meet your expectations and your budget.

We will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the dental ceramist who will create a “diagnostic wax up” on the models of what the teeth should look like with perfect harmony and shape.

In certain circumstances, when the teeth have been worn down, we can carry out a trial smile. This will show you how you would like with the new smile by adding material to your teeth by using a mould of the diagnostic wax up.

Once you are happy to proceed the teeth are prepared for the new veneers. The new temporaries are made and fitted to the teeth and you will be reviewed to ensure you are happy with the new shape/size.

Once you are happy you will be seen by the ceramist to take the correct shade.

In your follow-up appointment, I will fit the veneers, adhering them in place and making sure they fit properly and that you are pleased with them. I will usually see you a few days later to check that you feel that they are comfortable.

To make an appointment for a consultation contact me now.

I also undertake Teeth Whitening in Reading & London.