In just 2 appointments, it’s possible to restore individual teeth, using beautiful and thin sheets of porcelain, a material which imitates real tooth enamel extremely precisely.
Veneers fit over the front surface of individual teeth, covering cosmetic imperfections. We carefully plan your treatment, combining science and artistry to create a natural-looking end result that truly belongs as part of your smile.
You can expect the following steps on your veneers treatment journey with us:
Step 1) Assessment – a thorough examination of your mouth is performed.
Step 2) Planning – digital photos and impressions of your teeth are taken, allowing us to accurately create your veneer. A small amount of tooth structure is removed under local anaesthetic. This is to ensure the veneer is the correct thickness when we come to place it.
Step 3) Fitting – once your veneer has been created by the dental technician, we can invite you back for a fitting appointment. A strong adhesive is used to cement your veneer firmly in place.
How long will my veneer last?
The durability of veneers is something that’s highly appealing to patients. With good care, a veneer can last in excess of 10 years.
Whilst composite bonding is less invasive (no tooth enamel needs to be removed in order to perform treatment) it’s a less long-term solution than veneers, but it is a good first step to improving your smile.
Should you opt for composite, your tooth will require regular maintenance, such as resurfacing and polishing. Veneers on the other hand, do not stain as much and constitute a longer-term solution for improving your smile.
During your assessment, we can talk you through the key differences between these treatments, so that you can decide on what’s right for you.
How do I care for my veneer?
Veneers can be looked after in the same manner as your natural teeth. A good brushing and flossing routine, a sensible diet and regular visits to the hygienist and dentist will help to prolong the lifetime of your veneer.
Unit 10, City West Business Park Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8ER
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Thurs: 9:00 - 17:00
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