If your front teeth are stained, chipped, or malaligned, veneers will give you a good life-like appearance with minimum tooth adjustment.
A veneer is a porcelain facing on the front of your teeth usually your top teeth, it is just like a false finger nail.
Veneers are made out of porcelain and are used mainly for aesthetic reasons.
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and 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.
Porcelain veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth.
A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones) generally.
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.
What is a veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the tooth. It is often described as a false nail over you own nail.
What are the advantages of a veneer?
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. This is because they are very very thin. And very little enamel is removed to place them. Veneers can be used to improve shape, colour and the position of a tooth.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers can last many years. However just like natural teeth they can chip or break.
How long will it take?
A veneer takes 2 visits. The first to prepare the tooth and match the shade and the second visit to fit the veneer.
How much will it cost?
The cost of each veneer ranges from £445 to £795. A written estimation will be given to you at your free cosmetic appointment.