Veneers are very thin natural-looking slices of porcelain which are fitted over the palatal surface (visible when smiling) of the front teeth.
They are used to improve the aesthetics of discoloured or misshaped teeth.

  • Crooked or uneven teeth

  • Gaps in between your teeth

  • Discoloured teeth

  • Protruding or “goofy” teeth

  • Chipped or broken teeth

  • Short or worn teeth

  • Twisted or rotated teeth


What is the Procedure?

Porcelain veneers are tailored to each individual. We ensure we understand your expectations and desires and then work with you for a treatment plan.
At the initial appointment, we take an impression of your teeth in order to create a wax-up model. We then use this model to show you what your finished teeth and smile are going to look like before we start any dental work.
At your next appointment, we will minimally prepare your teeth to the ideal shape in preparation for your real veneers to be fitted. An impression is taken and then we will fit handcrafted temporary veneers, whilst your permanent veneers are being made. We can then decide on the shade you would like to fit in with your other teeth.

We send your impressions together with the shade of your teeth to our highly skilled laboratory for your new veneers to be made.
Meanwhile, you can try out your new smile and experience how your new teeth will look and feel.
In the second appointment, we gently replace the temporary veneers with your beautifully made porcelain veneers and we check the fit and how you bite to ensure a perfect fit.

Frequently Asked Questions

A dental veneer is a shell that is custom-made to cover the front of your tooth. It is made with tooth-coloured materials and is designed to improve the appearance of your smile whilst also providing strength and protection to your natural teeth underneath.
If you are someone who is looking to change the appearance of your smile, then veneers could be a good option for you. Veneers can change many different things about your teeth, including the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth. They are also used to close unwanted gaps in your teeth if braces are not suitable for you. Dental veneers are carefully made in a laboratory to give you the look that you desire.
Veneers are a great option to completely change the appearance of your teeth without being too invasive. They are very popular as they can change a multitude of dental problems, including small and unwanted gaps, worn and chipped teeth and crooked or discoloured teeth. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains than natural teeth but can still give a very natural look to your smile. Thanks to recent advances in technology, dental veneers are more affordable than you think, making your perfect smile easier to accomplish.
In preparation for your veneers, your natural tooth will be buffed down so that the outer enamel surface and the shine is taken away; this makes sure that the veneer is able to bond to your tooth and is 100% secure. A local anaesthetic can be used to avoid discomfort; however, it often isn’t needed.

Next, an impression is taken of your teeth and passed on to a dental technician, along with any other information that will be needed to create your porcelain veneer. During your appointment, your dentist will find the best tooth shade match that you are happy with, and the rest of your teeth will be matched with this chosen shade to ensure that the veneer looks completely natural.

The process of getting veneers takes two appointments, roughly two weeks apart. The first appointment involves preparing your teeth for veneers, and also, impressions will need to be taken and passed on to a dental technician. At the second appointment, the veneers will be bonded onto your teeth and checked over to ensure that they fit perfectly.
Temporary veneers are not usually necessary between appointments as the preparation of the teeth is very minimal; the tooth will look very much the same but will feel slightly less smooth. If needed, the temporary veneers can be made whilst your final veneers are being made.
Porcelain veneers are very long last lasting and can last between 10-15 years, making them a great way to completely change the appearance of your smile without them being too high maintenance. Just like natural teeth, they can still chip or break, which can be repaired but if not then a new veneer will need to be fitted.