Dental veneers can be made of composite or porcelain – they are designed to reshape and straighten your front teeth and by choosing a lighter shade of material can also whiten your smile at the same time.
Porcelain veneers are made from thin pieces of porcelain made in a lab from impressions of your teeth that that are then bonded onto the surface of your teeth to hold them in place. Porcelain veneers are completed over 2 appointments – the first to prepare the teeth and take impressions and the second to bond them in place. Between these appointments you will have temporary veneers in place to protect the teeth.
Composite veneers are more like a having a filling with filling material being used to cover the front surface of the teeth bonding directly onto the tooth. This is a great option where minimal shape or position changes are required and can sometimes be done with only minimal tooth preparation.
All our crowns & veneers are made in local labs specialising in the highest quality of work. There is an art to matching your new teeth to the original surrounding teeth but in terms of shape and colour – our labs are happy take the time to see you personally to discuss colour and shape of your new smile.