What are veneers?

Veneers are mostly used to improve the form, size, and colour of a patient’s teeth for cosmetic reasons.

This can be accomplished by reshaping teeth, improving their structure or colour, and sealing minor gaps.

They have been used by patients for nearly 50 years, and while the procedures have evolved, the goal has remained the same.

Why do people get them?

Veneers are a popular dental treatment because they are easily accessible and can fix a range of problems.

  • They improve your smile
  • Fixes any discoloured or stained teeth
  • Improves any broken, chipped or damaged teeth
  • Fixes small gaps

Unlike braces or retainers, you do not need to have specific criteria to get veneers.

All you need is teeth that you want to be improved.

What are the benefits?

They provide patients with a range of benefits, which is why they decide to purchase them.

  • They look just like natural teeth
  • Completely stain-resistant
  • Tooth shaping is not required
  • Can last up to 25 years if taken care of!

How simple is the process?

The typical process is one that is simple, quick and very pain-free for the patient.

A local anaesthetic may be given to the patient before the procedure to prevent any discomfort.

The dentist will take impressions and moulds of your teeth, which will be sent to the dental technician who will create your veneer.

The dentist will then match the veneer to the colour of your teeth for a completely natural look.

The mouth’s gums may have a little pain following the treatment, but any pain will go away in a few days.

Each dental practice may have its own specific procedure when applying veneers – but this is what the majority tend to provide for their patients.