Porcelain Veneers London

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What are porcelain veneers?

If you have a cosmetic problem with the visible teeth at the front of your smile, this can be disguised with the use of dental veneers. Applying thin pieces of porcelain ceramic material can create a new surface for the affected tooth or multiple teeth, known as porcelain veneers.

These porcelain shells are crafted in a dental laboratory and matched to the colour of the patient’s teeth, so that when the dentist bonds the customised veneers to their teeth, they blend in perfectly. 

Porcelain veneers offer a versatile way to correct a variety of cosmetic dental issues, from misshapen or discoloured teeth to chipped edges or gaps. They can give you a more symmetrical, whiter smile with relatively little effort and time. 

Not only do they look just like natural teeth, but porcelain veneers are also long-lasting, ensuring that you can enjoy your new and improved smile for many years. 

So, if you’re looking for a semi-permanent solution to a flawed smile, our porcelain veneers in London could be the perfect cosmetic treatment for you.

Benefits of porcelain veneers

If you want even white teeth without resorting to more complicated dental procedures, porcelain veneers are ideal for disguising minor imperfections and restoring your confidence.

The process involves minimal filing of the natural tooth surface, as the high-quality veneers we provide at The Dental Centre are very thin, so you don’t have to worry about damage to the underlying teeth from the simple procedure. 

Once securely bonded to the real tooth below, porcelain veneers will look completely natural, matching the shade and translucency of the surrounding teeth. Though it may take a few days to get used to them, they also feel so comfortable that you’ll forget they are there.

The stain-resistant material ensures that your smile continues to look bright and beautiful for as long as possible – all you need to do is take care of them the same way you look after your natural teeth, with a daily oral hygiene routine.

When designed and fitted by experienced professionals with the latest technology, like ourselves, porcelain veneers can last for up to 10–15 years or more.

From the first consultation to creating moulds to fitting the final veneers, we make the process as smooth and efficient as we can for every single patient, so you can walk out of The Dental Centre with the smile you desire as soon as possible.

Who is suitable for porcelain veneers in London?

While veneers are one of the most widely suitable cosmetic dentistry treatments, there are some cases where you may not be a viable candidate for them, which is why you’ll need to attend a consultation with one of our dentists for an assessment of your teeth.

If you have an existing condition, such as a cavity or active gum disease, this must be treated before you will be able to undergo a cosmetic dental procedure. Similarly, if the tooth or teeth are too structurally damaged, this may require more complex restorative treatment.

We will discuss the suitable options for your teeth based on their condition, the look you want to achieve, and your budget – also considering lifestyle factors such as consuming pigmented foods and drinks or grinding your teeth, which may negatively affect porcelain veneers.

If your teeth are structurally sound and your concern is purely cosmetic, then it’s likely that you’ll be a good match for porcelain veneers treatment. They can be used to cover worn, chipped, discoloured, crooked, or misshapen teeth as needed.

Types of Porcelain Veneers

There are two primary types of porcelain ceramic veneers to choose from, which are feldspathic porcelain veneers and Emax porcelain veneers. We can provide both of these options here at The Dental Centre, depending on the patient’s preferences.

Each type has its own benefits, but they have different characteristics that could make one more suitable than the other for a particular patient’s teeth. That’s why we work closely with you to develop a treatment plan for dental veneers that meets your needs.

Feldspathic Veneers

Made from a resin containing a natural mineral called feldspar, feldspathic veneers form a glass-like ceramic material with a more translucent appearance. This makes them look extremely natural, because they imitate colour gradations very well.

Feldspathic veneers are created by hand by a skilled technician, as it requires expertise to craft the correct contours. The feldspar resin is built up by painting ultra-thin layers, which are baked in an oven to harden and produce the final porcelain veneers.

Minimal tooth reduction is needed to prepare for feldspathic veneers, preserving more of the natural tooth. This will be done before creating impressions of your teeth for the dental lab technician to use, then the final product will be bonded to your teeth once it’s ready.

While this type may not be as strong as pressed ceramic veneers, they are still more than strong enough to last several years or more while delivering an excellent cosmetic result.

Emax Veneers

A newer material used for porcelain veneers is lithium disilicate, a form of ceramic that’s also used for crowns due to its durability. These Emax veneers can achieve an appealing aesthetic, but they are more opaque than their feldspar counterparts.

They are also handmade, but through a different method. Emax veneers are created by pressing the veneer cast into the mould of the patient’s teeth, using high pressure to bond the layers together into the correct shape, which is what makes them so strong.

Emax veneers also do not require much tooth reduction – they may be slightly thinner or slightly thicker than the feldspar version, depending on the specific patient’s teeth, so they may require more or less preparation for the final veneers to be bonded.  

The material used for Emax veneers is known to be much tougher than feldspathic veneers, being more resilient against chewing forces without chipping or cracking, which is why they can often last for up to 15 years or more.

Why choose us for porcelain veneers in London

There’s no better place to go for a smile makeover with superb-quality porcelain veneers in London than The Dental Centre, where we have a team of highly experienced dentists who will be more than happy to provide the aesthetic smile you’ve always wished you could have.

With us, you can – all you need to do is book a consultation at our practice and we can discuss the best dental veneer options for your unique teeth. Even if you’re a nervous patient, we’ll do all that we can to ensure you feel at ease during every step of your journey with us.

If you are concerned about the cost of porcelain veneers in London, our prices are very reasonable,  and dental finance is often available to help patients spread the cost of cosmetic dentistry. See our private fees page for more details, or get in touch with any questions.

To enquire about our porcelain veneers or book your consultation, call us on 020 7380 0034, send an email to [email protected], or complete the contact form at the bottom of the page and you’ll hear from us soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

High-quality cosmetic dental treatment can be a considerable investment, so if you’re spending big on your smile, you’ll no doubt expect the results to last a long time. That’s why you should come to a trusted practice like The Dental Centre for porcelain veneers in London, as our trained professionals produce premium results using precise techniques.

Once your bespoke veneers are securely bonded to your teeth, they can last for around 7 years or more before they need replacing – even up to 15 years, if you take good care of them. It all depends on your oral hygiene, as you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep your natural teeth and veneers clean of plaque that could cause decay.

As veneers are attached to the natural teeth underneath them, how long they last depends on the condition of your natural teeth. If a porcelain veneer gets chipped or broken, it’s important to go to your dentist to have it removed and replaced as soon as possible.

Veneers can be used to repair or cover up all kinds of cosmetic flaws in teeth, including chipped teeth. If one of your front teeth has a piece missing or a jagged edge, this visible imperfection can cause low self-esteem – but a veneer can restore the tooth and the aesthetic appeal of your smile while also strengthening the chipped tooth against further damage. 

As porcelain veneers cover the whole tooth and are made from a premium-quality ceramic material, it’s a more expensive option to disguise a tiny chip. In such a case, you may want to look into composite bonding – another option available here at The Dental Centre, which uses a colour-matched composite material bonded to the tooth edge to fill the gap.

However, if there is a larger chip or you want a longer-lasting solution, as the composite isn’t as durable, then porcelain veneers in London provide a reliable method to fix a chipped tooth. To enquire about veneers for chipped teeth, fill out our contact form.

Dental veneers or dental crowns can be used to repair a broken tooth that ruins the appearance and function of your smile. Both use materials like porcelain ceramic that closely imitate the look of natural teeth, and both can last for 5 to 10 years or more – but if you have a damaged tooth, you might be wondering which treatment would be best to repair it.

They are very different procedures, as porcelain veneers in London require shaving some of the enamel from the front of the tooth and bonding a shell-like cover to the front surface, while crowns cover more of the tooth surface on the exposed bottom or top edge. 

Veneers are typically more of a cosmetic solution for the several teeth at the front of the mouth, while almost any tooth can have a crown if needed. This is both a cosmetic and restorative treatment used to fix teeth that are severely broken or worn down, which need much more support and coverage. In some cases, a root canal may even be required before a crown can be fitted.

Veneers are better for cosmetically upgrading minor damage, while crowns are necessary when the there is less of the tooth left due to decay from plaque, erosion from grinding, or breakage from physical trauma. Which treatment is the best for you depends on the condition of the tooth, which can be assessed by one of our cosmetic dentists in London.

The high-quality material of porcelain veneers in London is more stain-resistant than other veneer materials, so it is resilient enough to maintain its colour-matched shade for a long time. However, this is dependent on your habits, as heavily pigmented foods and drinks will stain porcelain over time the same way as they’ll stain your natural teeth.

The difference is that while your natural teeth can be whitened to restore their brightness, you can’t whiten porcelain veneers. This is because, unlike enamel, porcelain is non-porous, so the bleaching agents used in professional teeth whitening won’t work.

If your veneers become discoloured after some time, whether it’s from drinking coffee, smoking, or gradual wear and tear, you may need to replace them if you want them to be brighter again. You can always contact The Dental Centre if you have concerns about how your veneers are holding up or if there is a problem that needs to be fixed.

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