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Dental Veneers

If you’re not happy with your smile, you don’t have to let the appearance of your teeth affect your confidence. Dental veneers can transform your teeth and give you the smile of your dreams. At Tooth Doctor, we know it can be difficult to live with a smile you’re self-conscious about. Maybe you find yourself hiding your smile and feeling less-confident in your day-to-day life. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

What are Veneers?

Dental veneers are customised shells made of porcelain or composite resin that fit over your teeth to improve their appearance. Like fake nails placed on the surface of your natural nails, dental veneers are placed on the surface of your natural teeth. Veneers are especially helpful in improving your smile if you have teeth that are chipped, stained or misshapen. The purpose of them is generally cosmetic, but you may have them fitted as part of an overall dental makeover that includes treatment for gum disease.

Which Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Porcelain veneers can be used to fix and alleviate cosmetic dental issues. By covering the front surface of your teeth, veneers can be used to treat the following issues:

  • Chipped or damaged teeth
  • Short or eroded teeth
  • Stains and discolouration
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

While dental veneers can transform the appearance of your teeth, they can’t treat underlying dental health issues. So if you have gum disease or dental decay, your dentist will suggest addressing these issues before starting the veneer treatment

Why would I want Veneers?

  • You have chipped or broken teeth.
  • Your teeth are discoloured.
  • You have gaps between your teeth.
  • Your teeth have become worn down.
  • You have misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth.

What are dental veneers made from?

Porcelain is a type of glass, which means that this method of teeth coating is not as susceptible to stains as composite veneers, and their overall appearance is also brighter and shinier.

Composite veneers are made from a tooth coloured resin (similar to that used for tooth fillings) and are close to plastic in nature. As resin is porous, it is sensitive to stains. If you have composite veneers fitted is advised that you regularly have them professionally polished at your local practice.

Why is it called the 'Hollywood Smile'?

Many people say they want that ‘Hollywood Smile’ which often invokes the image of perfectly aligned bright white teeth. Well it was the film industry, centred around Hollywood, that did indeed pave the way for the desires of the public today.

Veneers look so natural so it is difficult to distinguish which Hollywood stars have had the treatment. Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Cheryl Cole are a few celebrities , who are rumoured to have them.

What is the best way to maintain my Veneers?

Although the veneers are artificial, they still require a daily maintenance. The tooth underneath is still susceptible to decay and gum disease. You should continue your daily dental hygiene routine by brushing twice a day, flossing, replacing your toothbrush and getting regular dental checkups.

How much do veneers cost?

Veneers do not come cheap and there are factors, which may affect the price. Tooth Doctor offers 0% finance options to give you the option to spread the cost of your treatment over a period of time. To view our fees and finance options, click HERE.

Are veneers painful?

No. There is not usually any pain associated with the fitting of wearing veneers.

Achieve a Hollywood Smile

Veneers are one of the best solutions if you’re looking for a complete smile makeover, hiding minor flaws, discolouration and aesthetic imperfections. Porcelain veneers are the most elegant achievement of aesthetic dentistry.

Long-Lasting Results

High-quality veneers are made from strong, durable material and can last for 10-15 years without chipping or breaking. So once your veneers are in place, you’ll have a beautiful smile for years to come.

A Natural-Looking Transformation

Your dentist will match the colour and shape of your veneers to your natural teeth. So you can benefit from a completely natural-looking transformation. Each veneer will also be wafer-thin, so they’ll fit comfortably against your teeth.