For a smile that will make you feel transformed
First impressions count. So imagine if every time you smiled you had 100% confidence that your teeth were as straight and as sparkling as a movie star. With dental veneers, now you can. By choosing veneers – wafer-thin, specially shaped porcelain pieces that attach to the front of the teeth – you really are saying goodbye to stained, crooked, protruding, damaged or rotting teeth (and even gaps!) forever.
What exactly are veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth coloured material (porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material) that are cemented to the front surface of the teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance. Think of veneers in the same way you would think of false fingernails. Veneers work in exactly the same way – in a quick, painless and straightforward procedure they are bonded to the front of your existing teeth, leaving you with a smile that is simply perfect.
Composite Veneers or Porcelain Veneers. Which one should I choose?
Porcelain veneers are the most popular. They are usually a much stronger and longer lasting than composite veneers which although ideal for small chips, they also stain more. Overall, porcelain veneers are designed to offer a more natural appearance.
How long will my veneers last?
Porcelain veneers usually last between 5 and 10 years if you ensure that you take good care of them and have good oral hygiene. On the other hand composite veneers might last for a year or two at the most. To make your dental veneers last longer it is important to follow a good oral hygiene program and also make sure that you visit your dentist for check-ups on a regular basis ideally every 6 months.