- Hiding minor blemishes such as discolourations that do not respond to tooth whitening
- Masking small chips and cracks
- They can be used to minimise or close up gaps in between teeth
- Porcelain veneers might be an alternative way to straighten one or two teeth that are slightly rotated or out of alignment.
We use top-quality porcelains that can be closely matched to your existing tooth colour, but if you intend to have quite a few veneers then it may be possible to lighten the overall shade of your teeth. This treatment is often used in conjunction with tooth whitening, where we will safely bleach your teeth before perhaps veneering just one or two teeth to match your newly whitened smile.
Veneers are a conservative cosmetic dental treatment as very little or occasionally no preparation is required prior to fitting. The very latest veneers are ultrathin, making this treatment extremely versatile. In most cases, we will only need to remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel when preparing the tooth for the veneer. This helps us achieve highly aesthetic results that look extremely natural while conserving most of your healthy tooth.
Porcelain veneers are best suited for teeth that are healthy and strong and free from substantial decay. If you already have fillings then your teeth may have been weakened by decay, and dental crowns might be a more suitable treatment.