A Dental Veneer is a facing placed on the front aspect of your teeth, most often the upper front teeth.
Veneers can be made from composite (White filling) and bonded directly onto the tooth or they can be made from porcelain in the dental laboratory and then bonded on to the tooth. Veneers are mainly used to improve the appearance of your teeth and so are often classified as a Cosmetic dental treatment.
Veneers can be used on one or several teeth to disguise crowding of the teeth, malalignment of the teeth or mask discolouration of the teeth.
At 53 Wimpole Street, our Team uses the latest minimal preparation techniques along with only using the best materials and national Laboratories to produce beautiful Veneers for your teeth.
If your front teeth are stained, chipped, or misaligned then veneers can be used to provide a natural appearance with minimal adjustment of teeth. Once the teeth are prepared and the porcelain veneers are made they are fitted using a special dental adhesives which bond the porcelain to the enamel and dentine of your tooth.
At 53 Wimpole Street, we explain and discuss all your clinical options with you, before deciding on treatment with Veneers.
Composite Veneers can be used to improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth, eliminating the need for other more invasive treatments such as crowns.
Our Dental Team at 53 Wimpole Street and our local dental technicians that we work with will help you choose the precise colour of Veneer to help improve either a single discoloured tooth, or to lighten the front teeth in general.
Veneers are also used to eliminate small gaps, where Orthodontic Dentistry (braces) is not a suitable option.
We may also use Veneers if a tooth is slightly out of position, bringing it in line with your other natural teeth.
At 53 Wimpole Street, our Dentists; Sam Hassan and Bhavin Patel will explain and discuss all your clinical options with you, before deciding on treatment with Porcelain Veneers.
Why choose Veneers?
1. Porcelain Veneers are a great choice if you are looking to enhance the appearance of your teeth to make them look natural and healthy.
2. These Veneers are thin and undetectable once placed.
3. If your front teeth are stained, chipped, or misaligned, veneers can be used to provide a natural appearance with minimal adjustment of teeth.
High Quality Porcelain
Our veneers are made from the highest quality porcelain or ceramic. Porcelain Veneers specifically, require very little preparation. They can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth, eliminating the need for other more lengthy treatments such as braces.
Our Dental Team at 53 Wimpole Street, will work with you to choose the precise colour of material to help improve either a single discoloured tooth, or to lighten your front teeth generally.
What is a veneer?
A Veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. In some cases a composite material will be used instead of Porcelain.
When would I need a Veneer?
If your front teeth are stained, chipped, or misaligned, veneers can be used to provide a natural appearance with minimal adjustment of teeth.
Veneers are also used to close small gaps, when Orthodontic Dentistry (braces) is not suitable. If a tooth is slightly out of position, Veneers are sometimes fitted to bring it into line with your natural teeth.
How long does a Veneer last?
Veneers can last for years; but like your own teeth, they can chip or break. At 53 Wimpole Street, our Dental Team will be able to advise you how long each veneer should last. We will also advise and show you how to best maintain your veneers to keep them looking good for years to come!
What are the advantages of Veneers?
Veneers can make teeth look natural and healthy. They are very thin and held in place by strong adhesive, making them hard wearing. Very little preparation of teeth is usually necessary. In some cases Veneers won’t need any preparation at all.
How are teeth prepared for a veneer?
Some of the outer enamel surface of the tooth may be removed, ensuring the Veneer can be bonded and blended definitively to the tooth. The amount of enamel removed is slight and is usually the same as the thickness of the Veneer that will be placed. A local anaesthetic may be used, but often this is not necessary. Once the tooth has been prepared, an impression is made of the tooth. This is given to our dedicated Dental Technician and the exact colour of the Veneer is matched to the surrounding teeth on a shade guide, ensuring the Veneer looks completely natural and undetectable.
Dr Bhavin Patel
Dr Bhavin Patel
Mr Sam Hassan
Mr Sam Hassan