Veneers are a quick way to get the smile you’ve always wanted, either as a stand-alone treatment or as part of a complete smile makeover that may include other treatments such as dental implants or orthodontics.

With this cosmetic dentistry treatment, thin, tooth-coloured shells that are made of porcelain or resin (composite) materials are attached to the front of the teeth.

Dental veneers are great for correcting cosmetic issues such as chipped, cracked, stained, broken or uneven teeth. They also work well when a tooth is smaller than your other teeth.

They can be placed over a single tooth but the majority of people tend to opt for 6 to 8 veneers across the top teeth which are the most visible when you smile.

Both composite and porcelain veneers require either zero or minimal preparation and each type has its own advantages.

If you’d like to find out if veneers would be a good option for you, please feel free to contact us and we can walk you through the treatment steps and answer any questions you may have.


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Porcelain veneers, sometimes referred to as dental veneers or ceramic veneers, are very thin shells crafted from a high-quality, tooth-coloured material. They are meticulously designed to cover the front surface of your teeth, effectively enhancing your smile’s appearance.

These aesthetic shells can be used to rectify various dental concerns such as discoloured, chipped, or misshapen teeth. They can also be employed to fill gaps between teeth, correct mild alignment issues, or provide a more uniform look in terms of tooth shape and size.

With proper oral care, porcelain veneers can last for a decade or more. They are resistant to stains and mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth, ensuring a sustained aesthetic appeal.

The process typically involves an initial consultation at Putney Hill Dental, during which we assess your oral health and discuss your aesthetic goals. We then prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel and take impressions to custom-make your veneers. On your next visit, we bond the veneers to your teeth, providing you with an instant smile makeover.

Yes, porcelain veneers are safe and have been used in cosmetic dentistry for many years. They are designed to be comfortable and natural-looking, providing a reliable solution for enhancing your smile.

Maintaining your veneers is straightforward and much like caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups will help ensure their longevity and keep your smile looking its best.

Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent treatment because a small amount of tooth enamel is removed during the process. While they can technically be removed, the underlying tooth would need to be re-covered with a new veneer or similar restoration to protect it.

Absolutely. One of the major advantages of porcelain veneers is their natural appearance. They mimic the translucency of real teeth, and we match them to the colour of your surrounding teeth, ensuring they blend seamlessly with your smile.