Veneers are a virtually instant method of transforming your smile and are often the treatment of choice for celebrity smile makeovers. They are ultra thin ceramic shells that are individually crafted for each tooth and bonded to their front surface to become a part of your natural tooth. Veneers are often used to change the colour, shape, and size of your existing teeth to create a perfect smile that you can be proud of. The results can be dramatic and many of our patients are often surprised and reduced to tears with the effect this can have on their self-esteem and confidence.
What treatments or problems are veneers used for? There are a wide variety of reasons why patients opt for treatment with dental veneers:
Stained teeth – badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening or prophyflex treatments can be greatly improved by dental veneers, which function to cover any existing stains on your teeth.
Damaged teeth – teeth that have become badly worn through excessive grinding or by carbonated drinks, as well as those that have been chipped or broken, can benefit from veneers.
Gaps – spaces (diastimas) between your teeth can easily be closed using dental veneers, giving you a more uniform-looking smile.
Crooked teeth – Veneers are not the ideal treatment for crooked teeth, and from the point of view of preserving your natural teeth structure, orthodontics or Damon braces would probably be a better solution. However, such treatments can take up to a year or longer. For teeth that are not severely crooked, veneers placed over their front surface will give a straight and perfectly aligned-looking smile. For this type of treatment, many people refer to veneers as “instant orthodontics”, as you get a similar end result in a fraction of the time.
For more information on Veneers please see our Veneers Leaflet
If Veneers are something you are interested in please do not hesitate to book in for a consultation [email protected]. We can discuss if Veneers are appropriate for you.