Porcelain veneers are made of multiple thin ceramic layers that are bonded onto your pre prepared teeth. The veneers are shaped and their shade is matched to your surrounding teeth to give optimum aesthetic appearance.
Veneers are the material of choice for fixing:
- Discoloured teeth
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor bite related problems
Before your teeth are prepared for the veneer/s, we advise that a wax up study model be made. This involves making a cast of your teeth and then wax veneers are placed on the tooth/teeth to be treated. This allows you to view the end result and make changes to the shade and or shape. Following this, at the preparation appointment a thin layer (around 1mm) will be taken off the top surfaces of the tooth/teeth. Impressions will be taken and a temporary veneer will be fitted.
Once we receive the completed veneer/s from the laboratory (around 2 weeks after the impression is sent off), the veneer/s is placed on your teeth to make sure you are happy with the result. They are then permanently bonded. Follow up visits are sometimes advised to check the veneers and review your bite.
Before and After Dental Veneer Treatment
Veneer Case 1
Veneer Case 2