Veneers are handmade porcelain/ceramic shells which are artistically layered and created to mimic the natural form and contour of the teeth. They are typically made by a ceramist who has spent years perfecting their artistic skills.

A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain laminate which is fitted over the surface of a tooth and provides a natural appearance and function as a normal tooth when you bite or chew.

Veneers can be used in a number of ways. They can be used to improve the appearance of imperfections, such as worn tooth enamel, uneven teeth, and discolouration; or even to close gaps between teeth.

There is no getting away from the fact that dental veneers are proven to significantly improve the appearance of your teeth and boost your confidence in your smile as a result. Veneers are custom selected too to ensure they match the existing color of your teeth. However, if you want to improve your teeth coloring, we recommend doing this first before you go ahead with veneers as the first logical step of your smile makeover.

Here at Ollie & Darsh, we offer a comprehensive consultation process where we will identify the best cosmetic treatment for smile and teeth imperfections. Whilst dental veneers are a fantastic choice in many cases, they aren’t right for everyone. If imperfections are minor but still need sorting without committing to long-term treatments, composite bonding may also be considered.

Veneers placed and fitted correctly can last up to 10-15 years. There aren’t any special care requirements beyond the regular oral care of brushing, flossing, and regular dentist visits.

Veneers are extremely durable. When they’re bonded to your teeth they become as strong as your normal teeth.

Usually, veneers are applied to your teeth using dental bonding glue. Once attached they become very strong. A light is then used to make the glue harden quickly.

Before leaving your appointment, your bite will be assessed to make sure everything is attached correctly.

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