A veneer is a thin layer of material usually porcelain placed over the front surface of a tooth in order to improve its looks or to protect and restore it if it has been damaged.
Veneers are glued and bonded into place onto the tooth surface. Porcelain veneers are constructed in a dental laboratory by a dental technician following an impression taken of the prepared tooth.
Veneers are a very important method of treatment for cosmetic dentistry problems. They require little tooth preparation and are not as physically destructive of tooth structure as crowns are. The aesthetic results from veneers can be superb. We can make veneers in order to provide a complete smile makeover or we can use them to restore just one tooth.
Veneers me be available on the NHS under certain conditions but the vast majority of them are provided on an independent basis for cosmetic reasons.
We would be happy to discuss what types of veneers may be required following a detailed examination and assessment.
For further information please telephone the practice on 0161 643 2428.