Ceramic Veneers

Improve your smile with beautifully crafted ceramic veneers that are made to last.

Veneers are thin layers of ceramic which are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to change their shape and colour, transforming the aesthetics of the smile.

Tooth bleaching to lighten the colour of the teeth or orthodontic treatment to improve tooth alignment can be carried out prior to veneer treatment.

Patients will be treated by Dr Mahul Patel, an experienced clinician with a special interest in advanced restorative techniques. He accepts referrals to treat advanced restorative and tooth wear cases.

Dr Patel will have a lengthy conversation with you to gain an accurate picture of your aesthetic aims and then carefully plan a treatment that delivers them with the least invasive dental work possible.

Ceramic veneers may require the preparation and removal of healthy tooth tissue, so Dr Patel will want to be sure that they are in the interests of your long-term oral health.


What are the benefits of veneers?

  • They deliver beautiful aesthetic results. If you are at all concerned about misshapen, chipped or discoloured teeth, veneers can offer a long-lasting cosmetic solution.
  • The colour can be matched your existing teeth or to make them appear whiter.
  • The finish of a ceramic veneer mimics the light-reflecting qualities of natural teeth.
  • Veneers offer a gentler approach to altering a tooth’s shape or colour than crowns, as only a small amount of enamel has to be removed to fit the veneer.
  • They can be used in multi-disciplinary treatments.
  • Patients are treated by Dr Mahul Patel, who is experienced at aesthetically challenging, complex work.


What can veneers be used for?

  • Veneers can be used to correct small, isolated alignment issues, or to make all the teeth look whiter and straighter.
  • They can be used to mask discolouration, brighten teeth, change the shape and arrangement and to repair broken or worn teeth.
  • They are the preference for many patients due to their high level of resistance to permanent staining and relatively short application time.


How long is the procedure?

After the initial planning appointments, two to three visits are normally required. The first involves tooth preparation and matching the shade to the other teeth. Approximately two weeks later at the second appointment the veneer is fitted.  Before being bonded in place, you will be shown the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with it.


How long will a ceramic veneer last?

Ceramic veneers should last for many years; but they can chip or break, just like your own teeth can. In this case a replacement will be required as they cannot be repaired.


Do veneers need to be specially cared for?

Patients with veneers like with any dental treatments, patients should stick to the oral hygiene instructions provided by our team, which will be based around regular brushing and flossing and hygiene treatment.


What are the alternatives to veneers?

An alternative veneer technique is to use composite resin veneers. We can achieve a similar effect by adding a layer of ‘white tooth coloured’ composite resin material to the front surfaces of the teeth. This form of treatment can be used to repair teeth or adjust the shape to improve upon the overall aesthetic of the teeth and smile.

Tooth bleaching to lighten the colour of the teeth or orthodontic treatment to improve tooth alignment can be carried out prior to veneer treatment.

Examples of patient cases

Make a Referral

We’re always happy to receive referrals for any of our dental services, we treat routine to very complex cases and we also help extremely nervous patients who require sedation in order to access dental treatment.


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