What is a veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain, or sometimes composite, that is prepared in a laboratory to fit over the front surface of a tooth. Veneers are mostly used for cosmetic reasons- to improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth for example.
How is a veneer made?
Veneers will take two visits to the practice. The first is to prepare the tooth which is done by removing a thin layer of enamel from the surface of the tooth. We will then take an impression of the teeth to give to our laboratory and take a shade and often some photographs to help the laboratory with the colour matching. We will then make some temporary veneers for you whilst the permanent ones are being made.
On the second visit, the veneer/s will be cemented into place, polished and checked to make sure that they are a perfect match to the rest of your teeth.
Please contact our friendly team for more information and we’ll start the process to get you smiling confidently again.