Veneers

Veneers are made of either thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall appearance of teeth.

They are made of either thin plastic resin or porcelain and can be placed to:

  • correct poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth
  • close gaps between teeth
  • mask internal stains
  • restore partially broken-down teeth

Tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel structure. The veneer is bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-coloured resin cement. The treatment can be completed in one session.

Patients should be aware that this is usually an irreversible process because it’s often necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.

Treatment steps

  • If necessary, a tiny layer of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth to accommodate the veneer.
  • Once the tooth has been prepared, impressions are taken so a customised veneer can be manufactured. The colour of your teeth is also noted so it will blend in perfectly.
  • The veneer is bonded to your tooth with a strong dental adhesive.

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