They're often described as similar to false fingernails
Veneers fit over the front of an existing tooth to improve its colour, shape or position
Veneers are really thin shells individually designed to cover the front surface of your teeth for striking effect, changing their colour, shape, size or length.
If one of your teeth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others. We’re experienced at applying cosmetic veneers and using them to fix uneven teeth and close unattractive gaps.
Porcelain veneers mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth extraordinarily well, while ceramic veneers are thinner, so require the removal of less of your tooth surface before they are fixed in place.
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The amount of the enamel surface of your tooth removed in preparation is tiny – equal to the thickness of the veneer itself - so your tooth remains exactly the same size.
Once your tooth has been prepared, we will take an impression of it to send to our dental technician who will build the veneer and match its colour to your surrounding teeth.
A veneer takes at least two visits: the first to prepare the tooth and match the shade, and the second to fit it. The tooth will look very much the same after preparation but will feel slightly less smooth and in some cases it may be necessary to wear a temporary veneer in between visits. Before bonding the permanent veneer in place we will place it on your tooth to make sure you are happy with it.
Minor adjustments can be made to the veneer after it is fitted although it is usually best to wait a while to get used to it before any changes are made. In any case we will arrange a further appointment to check and polish your veneer and make sure you’re happy with it.
Veneers should last for many years but they can chip or break like real teeth, although small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary. As an alternative, natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth. This works when the tooth can support a filling but not for broken tooth corners because there will always be a join between the tooth and the filling material.