These are thin porcelain shells that cover the front and biting surfaces of the front teeth.
We offer a comprehensive range that are individually prescribed according to the situation. Our team possess the very latest techniques and skills coupled with extensive experience which provides outstanding results. Usually veneers need two visits to prepare the teeth and then to fit them. If several teeth are to be treated we do advise preceding appointments for planning purposes to ensure the best possible results. The advantages of indirect veneers are excellent aesthetics and good long term stain resistance. The disadvantages include possible trimming of the teeth, which can, in some cases lead to sensitivity and further treatment. Typically veneers may need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years.
Direct veneers require minimal or no tooth trimming, and can be placed in one appointment. They consist of tooth coloured composite filling material bonded directly to the tooth surface. This composite has to be a high quality and have specific aesthetic qualities to replicate the sometimes complex nature of not only the colour, but changes in translucencies and opalescence. The advantages of direct over non direct veneers include less costs and the ease of repair if required in future. The main disadvantage is they can stain or chip over time and require maintenance over the years.
Cerec veneers are also direct veneers. These are porcelain and can be made in one visit and fitted. Preceding appointments are required for planning purposes as well. The advantages are no need for temporary venners while waiting for a laboratory to fabricate them, they are less costly than indirect veneers and they have good long term stain resistance. The disadvantages are that they are more costly than direct composite veneers, they are not as aesthetic as indirect veneers, and they do require trimming of the teeth.