Veneers are the ultimate solution to correct several smile problems like bad, decayed and yellow teeth.
Contrary to popular belief, teeth need not be shaved to receive veneers.
So, if you’re considering getting veneers, feel at ease knowing that our clinic in London offers minimally invasive veneer procedures that do not involve the alteration of the shape or size of your natural tooth.
Misinformation about the veneer process undoubtedly can put some patients off. But hopefully, this page can settle any worries you might have.
Dental crowns are often applied in place of veneers for cheaper smile makeovers, which has led to a mix-up of how veneers are actually applied.
Remember – pre-veneer smiles that display shaved or filed down teeth to prepare for your new smile are not the correct veneer application process. Dental veneers are thin shells that sit on top of teeth.
Patients concerned about the tooth preparation should not worry – this is not a Turkey teeth situation, where teeth are filed down to pegs.
The tiniest amount of enamel is removed from the tooth’s front surface and is only often the size of the veneer itself, which can be as thin as 0.2mm.
The emergence of more modern, advanced veneer technology also means that for a price, patients can upgrade the porcelain veneer they choose to avoid any tooth preparation at all.
However, cheaper veneer treatments like composite veneers will also skip this process.
The price of dental veneers, especially porcelain, can greatly vary from practice to practice. One thing to remember is that we all offer the same brands, materials and lab technology.
However, price points are decided on by the practice and tend to be more expensive in city locations like London. That said, although we’re a London cosmetic practice, we keep the price of our veneers very reasonable, which helps our patients use 0% finance to manage monthly payments much more easily.
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The dental veneer process and procedure in a nutshell:
If you choose to have veneers, your dentist will begin by removing a tiny amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth (this sometimes is not required), especially with certain porcelain branded veneers like Lumineers and Durathin.
Composite veneers also require no tooth preparation and are the perfect option for patients not sure about committing to the permanency of veneers.
Once your teeth are ready for fitting, your dentist will fix your veneers to the front of your teeth with a unique adhesive. We will then check the veneers to ensure a perfect fit before curing the adhesive and finalising the process.
Dental veneers, like porcelain, will not require any special maintenance. Patients are encouraged to treat their veneers just like they would natural teeth.
Following your veneer application, one of our cosmetic dentists will provide you with an aftercare pack and advise you on the best next steps to ensure the longevity of your veneers.
Veneers are thin ceramic laminates bonded to your teeth.
They are designed to protect the underlying tooth enamel and restore the outward-facing surface of the tooth to a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
As long as you look after your teeth with regular flossing, brushing, and dental check-ups, there is no reason why veneers should negatively impact your teeth or your overall oral health.
Veneers do not damage teeth but enhance them.
However, patients should be aware that it’s a permanent procedure – once the dental enamel on your natural teeth has been removed, it cannot be replaced.
Therefore, another restoration will be necessary if you ever want to remove your veneers.
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