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What is a Veneer?


A veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material put onto the front of a tooth to make it look better. The tooth might have been damaged by decay or accident or be discoulored.

Our highly trained team of dentists can offer life changing treatment through dentistry with clear results. Veneers are a way of transforming your smile and bringing out the best version in you!

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How can I have a Veneer?

Some veneers are built up on the tooth directly using white filling material, while you are with the dentist. Others are made out of porcelain by a dental technician, from an impression of the tooth taken by the dentist. This type of dentistry needs more than once visit.

  • Any fillings in the teeth will be checked first.
  • Very little tooth preparation is needed – just enough to prevent the veneer making the tooth feel bulky so it may not be necessary to numb the tooth.
  • For veneers made in the surgery, the surface of the tooth is roughened with a mild acid. Then 'composite' (white filling) is applied in layers until the look and shape of the teeth is right.
  • For a veneer made by a dental technician, an impression is taken by the dentist first. This shows how the teeth bite together as we as telling the technician and the shape and size of veneer needed.
  • A veneer made by a technician is glued to the tooth by the dentist at your next visit.

What are the benefits of Veneers?

  • Regular scaling and polishing by a hygienist helps keep your teeth and gums healthy by making it easier for you to keep your teeth clean at home. You should see and feel the difference.
  • If your gums bleed when you brush, you may have early gum disease. Regular scaling helps to stop the disease getting worse.
  • Gum disease can cause bad breath, which you can prevent by regular scaling and cleaning your teeth thoroughly at home.
  • Veneers can greatly improve appearance. They hide imperfections and you loose very little natural tooth.
  • Veneers also protect teeth from further damage. For example, acid in foods and drinks or from the stomach can cause erosion. The teeth become thin and weak but veneers can protect them.
  • If the tooth is sound and strong, a veneer is often a better option than a crown for improving a tooth’s appearance.

Veneers sometimes come away from the tooth or break if the tooth is knocked. They can sometimes be glued back on but will have to be replaced if they are damaged.

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