Porcelain veneers can refine your smile and address multiple aesthetic concerns at once. Typically used for the “social six”, these thin shells fit over existing teeth to create your ideal smile.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit over your existing teeth. They are commonly used to conceal staining, gaps, alignment problems and chipped teeth. Veneers are also ideal for hiding discolouration. In addition, modern techniques mean that the underlying teeth require minimal preparation, preserving the natural tooth structure as much as possible.
Veneers will conceal any imperfections and can be matched to your existing tooth colour or created in a lighter shade to give the appearance of whiter teeth. Patients often turn to veneers to fix the “social six”, which are the six top front teeth visible when you smile. Improving these teeth can drastically improve your smile.
This treatment requires at least two visits. During the first visit, your teeth will be prepared to make room for the porcelain shells. Your dentist will then take impressions or digital scans to give the laboratory the information they need to construct the restoration. After two weeks, you will return to the Dental Practice to have your veneers fitted, where they are fixed in place with special dental cement, ensuring a long-lasting and effective restoration.