Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain bonded firmly to your teeth to recreate the natural shade and shape of your original teeth. In cases of severe discoloration, fractures or tooth wear, they are very effective in restoring the original look of your teeth. They can also be used to transform your smile in cases where spacing or crowding is a concern.

What is a veneer?

A veneer is a custom-made, thin later of porcelain that is securely bonded to the front surface of your teeth. This is to recreate the natural shape and appearance of the tooth. A precisely coloured shade of porcelain is used to closely match the colour of your natural teeth. This is something you can agree with your dentist upon. Some patients often chose to whiten their teeth first before having veneers placed.

How does the treatment work?

Your dentist may first need to reduce the enamel on the front of your tooth before a veneer is placed. Your dentist will take an impression of your tooth, so the veneer that is bonded to the tooth is made to exact specifications. The treatment is usually carried out under local anaesthetic to make sure that it is completely comfortable. It will usually take two visits to complete, the first to prepare and match the colour shade to the tooth, the second to fit the veneer with an adhesive.

Veneers can restore the natural appearance of your tooth, with little pain or discomfort involved. Because of the strength of the adhesive, they are durable and dependable and also stain-resistant.

If you are considering veneers but would like more information about the process and cost of treatment, call 1850 323 323 or contact your local Smiles Dental clinic. To find out more about treatments available and price lists please click here.

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