Why do people have veneers?
Some patients would like to change the appearance of their teeth for cosmetic reasons. Veneers are sometimes used for this and have been popularised by celebrities to achieve that “beautiful smile”.
What is a veneer?
Veneers form a thin layer over the front of the natural tooth similar to a false finger nail. They are glued to the tooth underneath and can help change the colour and position of a tooth.
What are veneers made from?
Veneers can be made from either porcelain or white composite (the same material as white fillings). They both have advantages. Porcelain, the more expensive treatment is very lifelike and gives the best cosmetic result. But it can be harder to repair in the long term and the tooth will need to be shaped to have the veneer placed. Composite is less expensive, gives a very good result and is easier to repair while the tooth may need less shaping to fit this veneer. Both options are available at Andrew House.