Porcelain veneers are hand crafted, often wafer thin and cover the front surface of the tooth, and they are used to rectify many defects and irregularities.Porcelain veneers are an aeasthetic solution to improving the appearance of your teeth in a very short period of time. A veneer is a very thin layer of porcelain bonded to the front surface of your tooth to improve its’ appearance and disguise the irregularities underneath.
We use veneers to correct a number of concerns, whether your teeth are crooked, uneven, chipped, gapped, protruding or discoloured. The number of veneers you have will depend on the level of perfection you are looking for. Usually we veneer the teeth from the centre outwards, and do them in multiples of two so that you always have symmetry. An average treatment we do is 4-10 veneers on the front teeth and a whitening treatment on the rest, so that your whole smile gets a lift without having to veneer every tooth. In most cases just 2 pain-free appointments are needed to complete the veneering process. The appointments last on average 90 minutes. We endeavour to make the whole experience as pain-free and relaxed as possible. Modern techniques mean that, even if you do require local anaesthetic, this can be undertaken with the minimum amount of discomfort – no more than a scratch is all you will feel, and you’ll be able to return to work pretty much straight away.