What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or dental laminates, are ultra-thin, custom-made shells crafted from high-quality dental porcelain. These shells are meticulously designed to cover the front surface of your teeth, providing an effective solution to a range of cosmetic dental concerns. Veneers are versatile and can address issues such as:

  • Stained or discolored teeth: Veneers can effectively conceal deep-set stains that don’t respond well to traditional whitening treatments.
  • Chipped or broken teeth: Veneers can restore the appearance of damaged teeth, making them look whole and healthy.
  • Misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth: Veneers can create a uniform, harmonious smile by reshaping and aligning teeth.
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth: Veneers can fill in gaps and create a more uniform dental arch.
  • Worn-down teeth: Veneers can restore the length and integrity of teeth that have been worn down over time.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

1. Natural Appearance

Dental veneers are renowned for their ability to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. The porcelain used in veneers is not only durable but also translucent, allowing light to pass through, just like natural enamel. This characteristic ensures that your veneers blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth, providing a remarkably natural-looking result.

2. Durable and Long-Lasting

With proper care, dental veneers can last for a decade or more. Their durability makes them a sound investment in the long-term beauty and health of your smile.

3. Stain Resistance

Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains from coffee, tea, wine, and other common staining agents. This means that your smile will stay bright and beautiful for years to come.

4. Minimal Tooth Alteration

Compared to some other cosmetic dental procedures, veneers require minimal alteration of your natural teeth. This means that the procedure is relatively conservative while still delivering significant aesthetic improvements.

5. Customized to Your Unique Smile

Each set of veneers is custom-made to match the shape, size, and shade of your natural teeth. This ensures that your results are tailored to your unique facial features and smile goals.

6. Quick Transformation

Dental veneers offer a rapid transformation. In just a few appointments, you can achieve a smile that you’re proud to show off.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Veneers?

The suitability for dental veneers depends on individual factors and oral health. We will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine your candidacy. Ideal candidates typically:

  • Have good oral hygiene and overall dental health.
  • Don’t have untreated gum disease or tooth decay.
  • Are free from teeth grinding or clenching habits.

Don’t worry if you’re not an immediate candidate for veneers, we are experts in smile design and can always find a solution

The Dental Veneer Treatment Process

1. Consultation and Smile Assessment

Your journey to a stunning smile begins with a comprehensive consultation at our dental practice. During this initial appointment, we will:

  • Listen attentively to your smile goals and concerns.
  • Conduct a thorough examination of your oral health, including X-rays if necessary.
  • Discuss whether dental veneers are the most suitable option for you.

2. Treatment Planning

If dental veneers are the right choice, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan. This plan will include:

  • The number of veneers needed to achieve your desired results.
  • A detailed breakdown of the procedure, including the estimated timeline.
  • Cost estimates and financing options.

3. Tooth Preparation where required

Once the treatment plan is finalized, we will prepare your teeth for the veneers. This process involves:

  • Removing a tiny amount of enamel from the front surface of the teeth receiving veneers. This ensures a secure and natural fit. This is not always required.
  • Taking impressions of your prepared teeth to create custom veneers.
  • Placing temporary veneers to protect your teeth while your permanent ones are crafted.

4. Veneer Fabrication

Our skilled dental lab technicians will meticulously craft your custom veneers. We work closely with the lab to ensure the shade, shape, and size of your veneers match your unique smile and preferences.

5. Veneer Placement

Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office for the final placement. This involves:

  • Removing the temporary veneers.
  • Ensuring the custom veneers fit precisely and comfortably.
  • Bonding the veneers to your teeth using a specialized dental adhesive.
  • Making any necessary adjustments for a perfect fit.

6. Final Adjustments

We’ll evaluate your bite and make any final adjustments to ensure your veneers function seamlessly and feel comfortable.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Caring for your dental veneers is relatively straightforward:

  • Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.
  • Attend regular dental check-ups for professional cleanings and to monitor your veneers’ condition.
  • Avoid excessive consumption of staining agents, such as coffee or red wine.
  • Consider wearing a mouthguard if you have a habit of teeth grinding or clenching.

The Cost of Dental Veneers

The cost of dental veneers can vary based on several factors, including the number of veneers needed, the complexity of your case, and your location. During your consultation at Dental Care Centre we will provide you with a detailed cost estimate and discuss any available financing options or dental insurance coverage.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Ready to embark on your journey to a stunning smile with dental veneers? Contact our friendly team at Dental Care Centre to schedule your consultation today. Our expert is one of London’s Leading Veneer Experts

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Dr Pedro Laranjeira DDS, MSc Aesthet Rest

Aesthetic Dental Surgeon and Smile Design Expert

General Dental Council Registration 273848 Dr Pedro is a master of smile design, smile rehabilitation, smile correction and the go to smile expert amongst our clinic group and his peers. He qualified in dental surgery in 2007 and immediately focused on Implant and Restorative Dentistry. That same year he concluded an implant course in Brazil and his Postgrad in Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry in Lisbon. He then completed his Masters in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry in 2010, and also concluded a certificate of higher education in Gnatology in Vienna in 2011. He is a published author of several articles in dental research. He attends several international conferences and symposiums every year, staying on top of modern techniques and technological advances. He is trained in DSD (Digital Smile Design), Dental photography, Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Adhesive Dentistry, and has lectured and given several hands-on courses on placing and restoring implants for the prestigious Nobel Biocare brand. Being passionate about clinical work, he has placed and restored thousands of implants in Portugal, England, Brazil and Bulgaria. Dr Pedro is frequently shortlisted for several award nomination in the UK, most recently having won the 2022 Clinical Case Awards in the Implant: Complex category. He is passionate about providing bespoke healthcare and establishing an excellent relationship with patients, particularly the ones who’ve had bad past experiences. His focus is on delivering the best possible experience and surpassing expectations. Outside of work Dr Pedro enjoys exploring London and its parks with his 2 dogs.

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I have been with this dental practice for the past 10 years and have always received excellent care from my dentist Dr. Prasad. I would recommend this dental practice. Friendly service and a dentist who cares for his patients’ dental health .

Undine S.

Had an appointment with Dr Romain Prassad today what a lovely and kind dentist really put me at ease and is doing everything he can to help save my tooth thankyou so much ☺️

Tor M.

I would really recommend this Dental Practice. Dr Kolar is a very attentive dentist who cares about the you as a person as well as about the health of your teeth and gums. He takes time to explain the processes he is leading you through, explains how your dental health has progressed over time and encourages you to take care of your teeth. For the first time in my life I look forward to coming to the dentist!

Toby R.

I have been registered at this dental practice now, for just over 15 years. Throughout that whole period, I have been lucky enough to have been looked after by the wonderful, and patient, Dr Prasad. He has covered many procedures in my mouth, from extraction, and root canal, right up to the most recent procedure, Composite bonding of my broken two front teeth. Do not hesitate to register at this practise, as you will be looked after with care and consideration.

Thank you Dr Prasao

Suzanne L.

Very friendly

During the lockdown period I was able to see Dr Irfan for a dental emergency I had. I’m so grateful that they have been available throughout this. Gillian the practice manager contacted me and offered me an appointment the same day. I am a long standing patient at this practice and cannot thank them enough for great service they have provided to me throughout the years. Great dentist, staff and management. Thank you all so much.

Susan L.

The Dental Care Center has been an excellent dentist surgery that I have been attending as a patient for many years. When I was young I didn’t have a pleasant experience with my local dentist on more than one occasion. I found the dentist at new cross dental care center very reassuring and comforting. The management and reception were also very welcoming.

Stewart S.

Really efficient service and friendly helpful staff, clean and fresh environment

Stephanie P.

Great desk staff and Dentists. Excellent with young children.

Spencer M.

Brilliant service from Dr Mansi Patel – she ensured I was well informed regarding my dental issues and spent a whole consultation discussing my dental history and reviewing my previous scans. She provided the means to communicate out of hours, if I had any further queries. She demonstrated empathy and encouraged collaborative decision making throughout. This is a refreshing approach, speaking from someone who’s a healthcare professional. Would recommend!

Sonia M.

I had a wonderful experience at Dental Care Centre. Dr Mani Nasir is fantastic, he listened to me, had my best interests at heart and delivered excellent and professional care. Dr Mani & his nurse Kawtar are an amazing team! I also felt very safe with the measures the practice has put in place in light of covid-19. Thank you!

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