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Treatments - Veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall appearance of teeth. They are made of either thin plastic resin or porcelain and can be placed to:

  • correct poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth
  • close gaps between teeth
  • mask internal stains
  • restore partially broken-down teeth

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Tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel. The final veneer is bonded to the tooth with tooth-coloured resin cement. Two visits are usually necessary to complete treatment; the first to prepare the teeth, take impressions and make temporaries, the second to remove the temporaries and fit the final veneers.

Patients should be aware that this is usually an irreversible process because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the veneer.

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