At your free consultation, we will listen to your needs and requirements, and answer any questions you have about the treatment. We will learn about your medical history and perform a thorough oral assessment. We will then offer you a bespoke treatment plan for your smile journey.
Veneers are a long-lasting option, however, they are not a permanent option.
Composite bonding veneers typically last 5-7 years, whilst porcelain veneers usually last 10-15 years. This all depends on how well you care for your teeth. Your dentist will offer advice on how to make your veneer last longer. Good oral hygiene and avoiding grinding of the teeth can help prolong the life of a veneer.
Anybody with healthy gums and teeth can make a good candiate for veneers.
Treatment is performed under a local anaesthetic so you will not feel pain during the treatment. You may however feel the vibrations of the tools. The tooth pulp can also become inflamed during treatment, however you may not necessarily experience any discomfort from this.
Once fitted, some patients feel sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks in the first few days, but this will soon pass.
As veneers are an irreversible process, your dentist will be sure to offer you information about alternative treatments available, such as composite bonding or teeth whitening. Based on your initial assessment, it may be the case that another treatment may be more suited to you and your smile.
Although veneers do not stain, we recommend regular visits to your hygienist to avoid any mismatch of teeth shades in your smile. Teeth whitening is available should any natural teeth become slightly discoloured.