Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that create beautiful smiles and address an array of aesthetic flaws.

About dental veneers

They are thin sheets of laminate porcelain intended to look like the surface of natural teeth, being applied to the front tooth surface in a similar way to false nails. This creates a flawless smile in a matter of moments, the treatment having become popular in recent years as a result of celebrity endorsements and the growing popularity of Hollywood smiles. Veneers can address chipped and worn teeth, discoloured teeth and small tooth gaps.

The procedure

Before the veneers are applied the dentist will prepare your teeth. This is a simple procedure that which is carried out under local anaesthetic, requiring the removal of thin pieces of the tooth structure to permit room for the veneers. This is a small amount and generally the same thickness as the veneer.

Once the teeth are ready we will create impressions and your new veneers will be manufactured according to these. We will also discuss colour shades and shapes to help plan your perfect smile. The veneers will be fitted and applied to the teeth using dental adhesive.

How long do dental veneers last?

They should be in place for many years if you look after them well. They can break and become chipped just like natural teeth and you will need to take care when playing sports or eating hard foods.

Here at Alpha House Dental Practice we treat patients from all over the country but in particular those residing in Birchington, Margate and Thanet, East Kent.