Dental veneers have long been used to create the ultimate smile makeover. With this treatment, it’s possible to transform crooked, stained, damaged or badly worn teeth into a brand new, straight, white smile, as seen on many of the Hollywood greats.
Veneers come in porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding substance, are coloured like teeth and are as thin as a shell. They are “cemented” to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance. Many dentists use the analogy that dental veneers are for your teeth what false fingernails are for your hands.
At The Smile Clinic our approach is simple, we believe in offering the best in personalised dental care and state of the art technologies set in the comfort of a relaxed and safe environment. This means we believe in ensuring each of our valued patients feel fully comfortable and confident in every step of their treatment.
Taking the time to understand your concerns as well as your aspirations for your new smile, our highly experienced team will clearly explain how dental treatment could change your life and help you smile with confidence. Whilst answering any questions or queries you may have, our aim is to help you find the right treatment for you, based on your budget and individual requirements.
There are a wide variety of reasons why patients opt for treatment with dental veneers:
Stained teeth Badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening treatments can be greatly improved by dental veneers, which function to cover any existing stains on your teeth.
Damaged teeth Teeth that have become badly worn through excessive grinding or by carbonated drinks, as well as those that have been chipped or broken, can benefit from veneers. A small chip on a tooth can quickly be repaired with composite bonding, also knows as “composite veneers”. A single damaged tooth can easily be repaired with a porcelain veneer that has the same characteristics and colour as you natural teeth.
Gaps Spaces or gaps (diastimas) between your teeth can easily be closed using dental veneers, giving you a more uniform-looking smile.
Crooked teeth Veneers are not the ideal treatment for crooked teeth, and from the point of view of preserving your natural teeth structure, orthodontics or Invisalign braces would probably a better solution. However, such treatments can take up to a year or longer. For teeth that are not severely crooked, veneers placed over their front surface will give a straight and perfectly aligned-looking smile. For this type of treatment, many people refer to veneers as “instant orthodontics”, as you get a similar end result in a fraction of the time.