Porcelain Veneers 

A veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material which is placed over your natural tooth to mask the underlying enamel.

Veneers are designed to enhance the appearance of your teeth by:

  • Masking permanently stained teeth.
  • Closing Diastemas – spaces between your teeth.
  • Straightening misaligned teeth.
  • Improving the appearance of damaged or broken teeth due to decay or trauma.

The procedure is usually completed in two visits which is a simple and relatively quick route to improve your smile, the first part of the procedure involves the dentist removing a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth and the second appointment the veneers are fitted into place.

Each veneer is individually handcrafted by our dental technician to correct the appearance of your teeth to create a healthy natural look.

The first part of the procedure will be a consultation appointment, this is when you can discuss with the dentist the concerns you have with your teeth and explain how you would like them improved. 

Your dentist will have a ‘Diagnostic wax up’ made of your teeth to show how your teeth will look with veneers. This is a very simple procedure; the dentist will take impressions (mould) of your teeth and these will then be sent to the laboratory. Our technician will make a cast of your teeth using the supplied impressions (moulds). Dental wax is then applied to the cast, to show how the final veneers will look.

If you decide that veneers are for you, two appointments are then needed. The first appointment is when the dentist prepares the teeth and then a second is to fit the veneers.

The Preparation appointment

The dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding gum.

A small amount of tooth is removed from the front surface of your tooth to make room for the veneers. The dentist will do this using a fast hand drill.

An impression (mould) is taken of your teeth using special dental "putty". The putty is placed into an impression tray; they are both then inserted into your mouth and pushed onto your teeth in order to take an impression. Once the dental putty is set the impression will be removed. An impression is also taken of the opposing teeth, so the technician can see how you bite together.

The dentist may fit temporary veneers to protect the teeth whilst your veneers are being fabricated.

The impression (mould) of your teeth is sent to the Dental Laboratory where each veneer will be handcrafted to create your new smile. This process can take between two and three weeks.

The Fit Appointment

Your temporary veneers will be removed and your teeth will be washed to remove any remaining cement.

Your new veneers will be temporarily placed using a special paste which will allow the dentist to make any adjustments that are required and to make sure that you are happy with the appearance.

The veneers will then be removed and the tooth surface prepared for the dental adhesive. The veneers will be permanently cemented in place to create the beautiful smile you have been waiting for.

Looking after your veneers

Veneers can last a long time but a lot depends on how you take care of them. You must maintain good oral hygiene brushing and flossing twice a day, also have 6 monthly examinations with your dentists.

Habits that damaged your natural teeth, like biting pens and pencils, opening bottle tops with your teeth and biting your nails will also damage your veneers.

 

Composite Veneers

Componeer is specially manufactured, very thin shells that can be fixed to the front of the front teeth to conceal aesthetic imperfections. 

Componeer can be compared with artificial fingernails, but there is one very big difference, Componeer restorations ensure an attractive appearance for many years. 

COMPONEER IS THE HIGH QUALITY SOLUTION FOR:

 - Unattractive front tooth malpositioning (e.g. twisted teeth)

- Large gaps between the front teeth (diastema)

- Front teeth with minor caries defects

- Severe tooth discolouration

- A wide range of anatomical malformations

- Broken tooth edges

- Conspicuous old fillings 


BENEFITS OF COMPONEER: 

- Attractive teeth and a new smile after only one visit

- Very little removal of healthy tooth structure

- Individual, customised shaping of the front teeth

- High quality permanent veneering material

- An economically attractive solution

It has never been so easy to have an attractive smile. You will be astonished to see how quickly we can make your teeth beautiful with innovative Componeer.

View our Gallery for examples of Componeer.

 

Crowns

A crown is a tooth shaped cover which fits over the existing structure of your natural tooth to protect and restore the tooth’s function.

Crowns can be used to -

  • Strengthen teeth which have been weakened by decay or a large filling.
  • Protect fractured, cracked and worn teeth.
  • Improve the shape, alignment and shade of a tooth.
  • After root canal treatment, to help strengthen the tooth.

Each crown is individually handcrafted by our dental technician to create a healthy, natural look.