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Porcelain Veneers
A Veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail.

They can be made of porcelain or acrylic. Veneers can be used to improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth restoring them fully to look natural and healthy again.

Veneers can also be used to close small gaps.

How are Veneers made?

Your Dentist will prepare the tooth to an ideal shape, the benefit of having a Veneer is the preparation of the tooth is minimal, a local anaesthetic may be used but often this is not necessary. Once the tooth has been prepared your dentist will take an impression, along with a shade to match existing teeth this will be sent to a highly skilled dental technician who will make your bespoke Veneer.

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It takes two weeks for the Veneer to come back to us ready for fitting.

Once the fit and appearance has been checked, the Veneer is bonded in place.


Providing you look after your Veneer it should last for many years, but they can chip or break, just as your own teeth can. It is important to practice good oral hygiene and maintain regular visits to the Dentist/Hygienist. You should floss regularly between the veneer and neighbouring teeth to ensure food debris and plaque are not left to endanger the longevity of your Veneer.

We have a range of dental products to help your oral hygiene programme and can advise you how to use them effectively.

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