A veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material that can be fixed on to the front surface of your tooth.
Veneers are a perfect choice if you have stained, “gappy”, chipped or badly worn teeth. They can also be used to improve the shape and even close small spaces or gaps in between your teeth to give a more uniform looking smile. Here at DrBK, we offer porcelain veneers and ceramic veneers.
Porcelain & Ceramic Veneers
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment usually takes place over two or three separate appointments; within the first appointment the outer layer of the tooth is prepared. You may be given some local anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure.
Impressions or a mould of your teeth is then taken in order to make the veneer. We will then discuss what shape and shade would be most suitable for you.
Once our lab technicians have carefully crafted your veneer you will then come back for a second appointment to try them on, once we have got the perfect fit the lab will then make the final veneer and you will come back for the final fitting.
Will I require a temporary veneer?
If you are having a lab made veneer you may have a temporary veneer made for the time in between the visits.
Before and After Photos
How long do veneers last?
All types of veneers can last for many years. Generally, porcelain & ceramic veneers can last for around 10 years.
It’s important to note that all veneers can still chip or break like natural teeth so it is important to keep up with regular dental appointments to check that they are intact.