Dental Porcelain Veneers
A veneer is a new front surface for a tooth, custom made from porcelain. Veneers are extremely versatile and can be used to align crowding or protruding teeth, close gaps or lighten tooth colour. The strength and appearance of our dental porcelain veneers rivals that of natural teeth and they're used to make long lasting changes to the smile.
Our dental porcelain veneers carry an exclusive five year guarantee
Dental porcelain veneers can be used to mask a single dark tooth but more often are used as part of smile makeover. At the London smile clinic our smile makeovers start at the consultation where we find out what clients don't like about their teeth and what type of smile is required. Computer aided smile design is then used to design the smile and to fine tune the required tooth shapes and colour to the client's wishes.
Computer Aided Smile Design
When the client is ready to proceed with treatment the next step is to create a 3d preview model. Our ceramist uses the computer aided smile design to create this 3d version of the smile design so it can be checked from all angles for aesthetics and function.
Dental porcelain veneers are then provided as planned over two main treatment appointments. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared. This process involves trimming back a thin layer from the front surface and biting edge to make space for the veneer. Impressions are taken and temporary veneers are made using a template made from the 3d preview model. Importantly, this gives our patients an opportunity to trial the planned smile design in their own mouths before the veneers are made. Any changes or fine adjustments can be made to the temporaries and reproduced in the final veneers. All veneers are made with this technique at the London smile clinic.
These treatments are all carried out using our pain-free anaesthetic techniques. Clients can relax and watch DVD’s with our DVD goggle in-chair entertainment system.
Porcelain veneers are then fitted at the second main treatment appointment. Our veneers are fitted with a multi-layer bonding system that bonds the veneers to the teeth with unparalleled strength. The veneers are polished and bite checked and then revealed to our patients. We also see our patients a few days later to check all is well when they've had some time to use them and eat with them. On that appointment we also take portrait photos for our clients to take away with them.
Dental Porcelain Veneers: Case1: Before and After Treatment
Dental Porcelain Veneers: Case 2: Before and After Treatment