Mint Dental SE1

Dental Veneers

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.

Types of Veneer

Discover which veneer material and brand is the best for your situation and preference. More.

Using veneers

Discover all the smile problems dental veneers can resolve in three appointments or less. More.

Costs

The cost of dental veneers will vary depending on the material and type used in your treatment. More.

Aftercare

Learn how to look after dental veneers to help increase their longevity. More.

Two types of veneers

  • Porcelain veneers: Uses a thin layer of solid porcelain custom-created in a special dental laboratory. Some versions require no tooth preparation; for traditional porcelain, only a small amount of enamel must be removed (between 0.2mm and 0.5mm). More.
  • Composite veneers: Using a tooth-coloured resin, composite veneers are directly bonded to the tooth and built up in layers to achieve the desired shape, size and length. Composite veneers require no tooth preparation at all, which are a non-permanent smile fix and will need to be replaced in a few years. More.

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What do veneers fix?

  • Uneven or crooked teeth
  • Worn, short or eroded teeth
  • Decayed, rotten or bad teeth
  • Discolouration, fluorosis, yellow teeth and staining
  • Overbite and underbite
  • Overcrowded smiles
  • Chipped, broken, fractured or cracked teeth

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.

  • – No shaving
  • – No drilling
  • – No tooth prep

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 cost of dental veneers

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.

How long do veneers really last?

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What To expect during the veneer fitting

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.

Post-procedure care

  1. Brush regularly (no need for special alterations to your oral hygiene routine.
  2. Don’t grind on teeth or chew hard objects.
  3. While stain-resistant, be careful when drinking coffee or red wine.
  4. Use mouthwash daily and visit the dentist for regular check-ups.
  5. Avoid smoking to keep nicotine stains at bay.

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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  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed

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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
2022-06-06
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they’re keen to ensure ongoing ‘perfect teeth’ they don’t hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
2022-05-19
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
2022-05-19
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit – it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment – as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
2022-04-26
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
2022-04-06
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
2022-03-15
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
2022-01-17
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I’ve never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
2021-12-07
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.

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