Dental Veneers at Canary Wharf

Dental veneers

The professional team at Mouth Dental are experts at all cosmetic treatments – including dental veneers. Our state of the art facilities at all our dental clinics and our well experienced dentists help facilitate the path for your new and improved smile!

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What are Veneers?

Dental veneers are a highly recommended solution to help you improve your smile and achieve the look you desire. They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshapen teeth.

Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to the surface of the teeth to give it a more classically shaped look. The professional team at Mouth Dental offer a variety of the highest quality dental veneer options to choose from. Talk to your dentist about what’s best for you.

It is a simple cosmetic treatment which can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as:

  • Stained teeth which cannot be whitened by whitening treatments or by getting your teeth cleaned
  • chipped or worn teeth
  • crooked or misshapen teeth
  • uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth

What are Veneers made out of/ types of veneers

Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resin material. Your dentist will help you choose the material that is best for you. Each type of veneer has its own benefits.

Porcelain Veneers

A porcelain veneer is a thin layer shell that is custom-made to fit your tooth.

Composite resin veneers

A composite resin veneer is made from a tooth-colored filling material bonded to the tooth.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Benefits of porcelain veneers:

  • they are strong and long-lasting
  • they have a natural-looking surface which mimic your natural teeth
  • less tooth enamel needs to be removed, unlike with a crown or cap
  • they don’t stain easily

Benefits of composite resin veneers:

  • usually less tooth enamel needs to be removed than for crowns or porcelain veneers
  • may mean fewer visits to the dentist—sometimes these veneers take just one visit
  • cost less than porcelain veneers
  • they are easy to fix if they get damaged; although composite veneers are generally not as strong or wear-resistant as porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be repaired easily and quickly

Dental Veneers: The procedure

Each veneer is created to meet the patient’s individual requirements. Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory and then bonded on the teeth. With composite resin, the dentist layers the resin onto each tooth.

Porcelain veneer procedures often require two separate visits. During the first appointment, the dentist trims a tiny amount of enamel off the teeth. This creates space for the veneer placement.

Next, they will make an impression of your teeth. The dentist will also determine your natural tooth colour. This shade information is then sent to the lab.

The lab will use this impression and shade to create your veneers. Temporary veneers may be placed while they wait for the permanent set.

When the permanent veneers are ready, the dentist removes the temporary ones and will thoroughly examine the new veneers to ensure a perfect fit. Thereafter, the dentist will bond the veneer to your tooth and ‘’cure’’ it with a special light for about 60 seconds. This ensures that the veneers are firmly affixed to the tooth. If there’s any extra material, the dentist will remove it with special instruments.

Is it painful?

If numbing is required, discuss with your dentist the possibility of using a method of dental numbing for the first part of the veneer process. Once you are numb, you shouldn’t feel any pain. Most patients who have two to four veneers experience little to no pain after the procedure.

Patients who have eight or more veneers may feel some soreness in the gums and maybe the jaw. This discomfort is usually mild and relieved with over-the-counter medication

How long does the procedure take?

On average, the porcelain veneers process from consultation to final placement takes around 3 weeks

How do you prepare for the procedure?

Before you get veneers

  • Your teeth and gums must be healthy before you get veneers. Your dentist can treat any disease or decay before your veneers are placed.
  • Veneers are not always a good choice for patients who clench or grind their teeth, because the thin veneers may chip or break. If you clench or grind your teeth, your dentist may suggest you wear a plastic dental night guard while sleeping.
  • Although your dentist removes as little tooth enamel as possible for veneers, the process cannot be undone once the enamel is removed.
  • It is possible for veneers to come loose over time. In that case, new ones might be needed.
  • As with all your dental care, discuss all your expectations and treatment options with your dentist. Regular dental visits are a must for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Aftercare: Dental Veneers

  • Veneers can chip or break under pressure. Avoid biting your fingernails and chewing on hard objects, such as pencils or ice.
  • It may take you a few days to get used to the feel of your veneers. But do let your dentist know if your bite does not feel right after the veneer has been placed. He or she will correct it before you leave the office.
  • Keep your teeth and gums clean by brushing and flossing each day. You can still get cavities under or around veneers.

How long do Veneers last?

The average lifespan of porcelain veneers is 10 years, but it’s not uncommon for them to last up to 20 years with good care and maintenance. Composite veneers last an average of 3 years.

How much do Veneers Cost?

At Mouth Dental, dental veneers start from £850

Mouth Dental

With a base of over 9,000 private dental patients, Mouth Dental is a multi-clinic practice based at South Quay and Churchill Place in Canary Wharf as well as Nine Elms SW11. Find out more below.

South Quay

Canary Wharf

Churchill Place

Canary Wharf

Nine Elms

SW11 – opening Summer 2022

Nine Elms, Battersea
2 Ravine Way
Legacy 1 Building
Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms
Battersea, London
SW11 7BH
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South Quay, Canary Wharf
1 – 2 Raleigh House
Admirals Way
E14 9SN
020 7987 1212
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Churchill Place, Canary Wharf
Unit 11, 2 Churchill Place
Canary Wharf
E14 5RB
020 3384 1212
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