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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are the main treatment procedure the prosthodontist will use when embarking on a smile makeover.

Veneers can be used to change the shape and color of teeth, they are essentially wafer thin pieces of hand crafted glass ceramic which when bonded in place become incredibly strong. The strength can be further enhanced through the use of additional materials such as alumina and zirconia. The properties of the glass mean that a very natural lifelike restoration can be created which absorbs the underlying tooth color for a final result that can be imperceptible from a real tooth.

Another advantage, not immediately obvious, is that less preparation of the tooth is required meaning there is less chance of nerve involvement and when the veneer, ultimately, needs replaced this is still possible.

Absolutely critical to the aesthetic success of the veneers is the skill of the ceramist involved in their production and the selection by the prosthodontist of the correct materials.

With veneers it is possible to finally have the smile, and confidence in smiling, that you have always wanted.

Porcelain veneers can improve the color, shape and position of teeth.

A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right color to improve a single discolored or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones) generally.

Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.