Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your teeth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.

In terms of the process to place veneers, it is a process that takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish by placing the veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this piece of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest standard laboratory for fabrication of all of our work. This process at the laboratory takes between 7-10 days. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time.

As the veneers are finalized, We will bond them into place ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time

 

Types of Veneers

There are three main types of veneers  these are:

⦁ Composite Veneers

⦁ Feldspathic Porcelain

⦁ Digital (CAT CAM)  Veneers

1. Composite Veneers are made from a resin-based polymer material that is applied to the front of teeth to improve the look (colour and alignment) in much the same way as a porcelain veneer. Composites are lower cost than porcelain but don't last as long (typically 2-5 years).

2. Feldspathic Porcelain Veneers are made by a skilled ceramist who gets a precise outline from us in order to build up porcelain in layers to exactly match the model we provide. The porcelain is then cured and baked at a high temperature to form a perfectly shaped veneer that is then bonded by us to your tooth. It is because of the lengthy process that porcelain veneers cost more but the upside is that they last longer (typically 10-15 years).

3. Emax Porcelain Veneers are made by high pressure injection into a mould (which we make from your teeth) to produce a very thin veneer that is surprisingly strong and durable. Emax veneers are thinner than feldspathic venners and for this reason usually do not require teeth etching, as may be the case with standard porcelain. Emax have a superior look with a higher level of translucence offering a more natural looking tooth shade. Being the strongest type of veneer, we would expect Emax veneers to last around 15-20 years.