Porcelain (also called ceramic) veneers are thin layers of ceramic which are designed and constructed bespoke to your smile, and bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are useful when you want to change the size, shape, and colour of your teeth.
At Leicestershire Dental Studio, patients are carefully selected for treatment depending on their suitability for veneers, as veneers are a long term solution requiring motivated patients with excellent oral hygiene.
Porcelain veneers are generally used when we are trying to achieve a more pronounced and bigger improvement to a patients’ smile. They have light reflecting properties that mimic that of natural teeth and can be made thin and translucent to mirror the characteristics of tooth enamel to give a more natural look.
Porcelain veneers are indicated in situations where a change is required in the size, shape, colour, and sometimes position of the tooth.
At Leicestershire Dental Studio, we complete a thorough and detailed clinical and aesthetic assessment of your oral health and your smile prior to discussing any options.
Once we have an in-depth overview of your teeth and smile, we will be able to listen to your goals and concerns, and be able to provide you with elective treatment options, which may include veneers.
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The fees for your porcelain veneer treatment really depend on the complexity of your case and the results we are trying to achieve. We have outlined some guide fees for porcelain veneers (per tooth) in our online fee guide, however for a more bespoke and accurate quotation please contact our team and book in for your smile consultation.
No! This is a common misconception about porcelain veneers, mainly fueled by media coverage of celebrities like Katie Price who have travelled overseas for dental treatment. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin and aesthetic so need very little space to work. In many cases we don’t require any preparation of the underlying tooth structure, and if any tooth reshaping is needed this is usually kept extremely minimal.
The porcelain veneer and smile makeover process is something we have got down to a fine art, and we have a very organised and logical order to our process. Assuming you have finished any required orthodontics and your plan is confirmed, then you will usually have the entire process completed in around a month. However every case is different and a time frame specific to you will be discussed at your consultation.