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Veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth-coloured material, which can be either porcelain or composite. They are "cemented" to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance. Many dentists use the analogy that dental veneers are for your teeth what false fingernails are for your hands.
The strength and appearance of our porcelain veneers rivals that of natural teeth and they're used to make long lasting changes to the smile
There are a wide variety of reasons why patients chose to have dental veneers:
Stained teeth - badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening 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 or gaps (diastemas) 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 adult braces would probably be a better solution.
Such treatments can however sometimes 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.
"What can I say – visiting the dentist will never be the same again. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!"
- Phillipa J
Veneers should last for many years; but they can chip or break, just as your own teeth can. Your dentist will tell you how long each individual veneer should last. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary.
In many veneer cases we will use 3D template models that are placed on your teeth to visualize how they will look before we have even touched them.
Tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel structure. The veneer is thereafter bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-coloured resin cement.
During procedures likes these our DVD goggles are very popular giving you a chance to watch your favourite movies.
The cost associated with Dental Veneers can vary depending on factors such as the type veneers that are used. You will always be given a written estimate and a treatment plan at your initial consultation.
Porcelain Veneers are available to patients in Godalming, Guildford and surrounding areas across Surrey. Call Notley Dental Care on 01483 417102 for more infromation about our veneer treatment.