Veneers are extremely thin tooth coloured laminates that are made from porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material. These laminates are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to give the patient a beautiful new smile.
Why would I need veneers?
People choose to have veneers to improve the aesthetic appearance of their teeth, resulting in increased self-confidence. A precise shade of veneer can be chosen to match an individual’s tooth colour, or to generally lighten the whole set of teeth.
Here are some of the most common problems which lead to people seeking this treatment:
Gaps between teeth
What’s the procedure and cost?
In an initial consultation with a veneer dentist, they would examine a patient’s teeth and discuss expectations, details of the procedure and the associated costs. There are two types of veneers a dentist can use, both of which have their own benefits:
Porcelain veneers. This is the most popular type of veneer. They are strong, durable, natural looking and less prone to staining than composite veneers. They can last between five and 10 years.
Composite veneers. These are cheaper than porcelain veneers, but only last for one to two years. They are more prone to stain than porcelain veneers too. Composite veneers are best suited to treating tooth chips, rather than a set of teeth, as they preserve the natural tooth structure.
The cost of veneers varies depending on the extent of the treatment required and where you live. You can typically expect to pay between £900 to £2,500 per tooth. Our team of patient co-ordinators are on hand to help you find the most competitive price.
Pre-requisites for treatment
Candidates for veneers often have crooked, stained or damaged teeth. This treatment may not be suitable for individuals who do not have enough tooth enamel, grind their teeth, or have poor dental health.
If you’d like to find out more about veneers and whether they are a suitable treatment for you, please get in touch with one of our patient co-ordinators who will be happy to discuss your requirements.