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Dental Veneers are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. They help improve the colour, shape and position of teeth, including chipped teeth. The dental veneer is made from a thin layer of porcelain fitted over the front facing surface of a tooth. The procedure has been likened to false nails being stuck on top of real nails.
Did you know…
Veneers were invented by California dentist Charles Pincus in 1928 to be used for a film shoot for temporarily changing the appearance of actors' teeth. Today many famous celebrities have veneers in place.
Frequently asked questions
Am I a candidate for dental veneers?
Veneers can help you if you have gaps between your teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned. To find out more about whether dental veneers are right for you, contact our reception team to arrange a consultation.
What should I expect when I have my dental veneer?
Before dental veneers can be placed on the teeth, the surface of the teeth must be prepared for bonding. To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will remove about half a millimetre of enamel from the tooth surface, which is roughly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added. Your dentist will then take an impression (mould) of the prepared tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which constructs your veneer usually within 1-2 weeks. When the veneers are ready, you’ll be asked to return to have them fitted, bonded and adjusted for shape and colour.
Do I need to follow any post-treatment care guidelines?
There is no special care required for dental veneers, and normal brushing and flossing can be resumed immediately. It’s normal for treated teeth to experience some temporary sensitivity following treatment. Further advice can be found at DentalHealth.Org.