Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured tooth coverings that can transform the appearance of teeth, without the requirement of more expensive cosmetic options.
Transform your smile with Veneers
If you’re not happy with the appearance of one, or several, of your teeth, then veneers might be a cost-effective way of transforming your smile.
Rather than invasive treatments that involve more structural changes to your smile veneers are made from a composite material which is attached to the front of your tooth, providing a new tooth layer.
Veneers are a popular choice when looking to quickly and easily change the appearance of the whole tooth, perhaps because of decay, discolouration or the shape of the tooth.
Dr Harry Singh will consult with you on the general appearance of your teeth and what you are looking to achieve and advise of a suitable plan.
A veneer is a covering placed over the surface of a tooth to make it look more attractive, whiter and more naturally shaped. It’s commonly made of porcelain, which is a very tough and durable material that resembles natural tooth enamel. The veneer resists staining and fixes a number of common cosmetic problems, including chipping, gaps, and ridges in the teeth.
Veneers are a wonder of cosmetic dentistry not just because they give you a big difference in your smile with a small procedure, but also because they are long-lasting. Once a porcelain veneer is bonded, it can last for as long as 20 years—maybe even longer. It’s important to treat your veneers with as much TLC as your other teeth to keep them looking great for as long as possible.
The veneer has a strong bond to your tooth, but you have to keep it clean and free from plaque buildup to ensure its ongoing health and resilience. Brush around all surfaces of the tooth and floss between the teeth daily. Avoid biting hot foods (or drinking hot beverages) with your veneers as much as possible and drink less sugary beverages. One of the most important things to remember after you get veneers is to keep up with twice-yearly appointments for cleanings and checkups.
It is used to camouflage the underlying tooth. So If a tooth needs to be straightened or unsightly gaps need to be closed, then we use veneers.
The amount of tooth lost is minimal and will be roughly the same thickness of the veneer to be fitted. The tooth needs to stay the same size so in effect we just have to create a rough surface to allow the veneer to bond with the tooth.
The time it takes is dependant on how many veneers you have chosen to undertake. Generally the procedure takes less than an hour and the final fitting takes about 30 minutes.
It is our policy to only use superior dental ceramics in order not to compromise on the strength or aesthetics of our veneers. Our veneers are £550 per tooth.
The preparation of veneers preserve the most amount of tooth structure as very little needs to be removed. They can vastly improve the appearance of your teeth, and gum tissues respond well to dental veneers. The colour can be custom selected and in the case of porcelain veneers they are extremely stain resistant.
Whether you opt for porcelain veneers or Lumineers, your Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr.Wei takes into account your skin tone, tooth size, tooth shape, tooth color, age, facial features, bone structure, face shape and facial symmetry when designing the ideal cosmetic dentistry enhancement. Every element of your treatment is carefully crafted to complement your appearance and make your smile and your new teeth look completely natural.
No special tools are necessary for maintaining your veneers. Treat them just as you would your natural teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day and seeing your dentist regularly. If you take good care of your veneers, they will do amazing work for you.