Veneers can be a conservative way to improve your smile. Veneers are used to alter the size, shape, colour and position of the teeth.
WHAT ARE VENEERS MADE OF?
Veneers can be made of porcelain and are fabricated indirectly and are custom made for your tooth, whereas composite veneers are fabricated directly in the mouth.
Porcelain veneers are a highly aesthetic method of improving the smile, composite veneers can achieve excellent results also however they require maintenance such as polishing, which can be completed at the routine dental appointments.
WHY WOULD YOU PLACE A PORCELAIN VENEER?
Porcelain veneers are a great alternative to crowns as the natural tooth underneath is largely maintained. They are also able to help restore aesthetics in teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening, in addition the porcelain is resistant to stains unlike enamel. Veneers can also be used to restore the smile in cases with minor anterior crowding i.e. overlaps or diastemas (gaps).
HOW ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS FABRICATED?
After case planning is completed, porcelain veneers are fabricated over two appointments. The first appointment involves shaping the tooth for the veneers, this involves a minimal reduction of the tooth usually less than 1mm, impressions are then taken to be sent to the laboratory. At the follow up appointment, which is typically two weeks following the preparation appointment, the veneers are then cemented.
HOW MUCH DO VENEERS COST?
The cost of dental veneers depends on the type of material used, as such it is best to arrange an appointment with one of our friendly dentists to discuss a treatment plan for your individual case.