What are Veneers?
Veneers are a thin custom moulding made from porcelain which is bonded to your front teeth to cover minor imperfections. They typically come in the form of shells that fit on to the front side of your teeth, which can last up to fifteen years.
How it works
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Are veneers right for me?
If you have healthy gums and teeth, the chances are veneers will be a quick and simple solution for you. Patients with tooth decay, gum disease and root canal infections will need to have these issues treated prior to considering veneers, and it may be that your dentist recommends alternative treatments in these cases.
How do veneers work?
Because veneers sit over the top of your teeth, your dentist will need to file away a layer of enamel proportionate to the thickness of the veneers. This is usually carried out under a local anesthetic. When your bespoke veneers are ready, your dentist will bond them in place using a special curing light, and finish by fine-tuning their look and shape manually.
Do veneers hurt?
No! Sometimes we might use a local anaesthetic, but it’s not always necessary and applying veneers generally involves minimal discomfort. Your cosmetic dentist will discuss your treatment in depth so you know exactly what to expect.
How long do veneers last?
With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years.
Do veneers stain?
Veneers are less prone to staining than natural teeth, because porcelain is not as porous – but you will need to follow a good oral hygiene routine to maintain your beautiful white smile.
Can I get veneers if I grind my teeth?
Your dentist will take this into consideration before recommending veneers. In many cases, wearing a night guard mitigates against veneers being damaged by teeth grinding.