Veneers are shell-like pieces of material that are placed over the top of the original teeth; they help to make people’s smiles look more attractive. Most veneers are made of porcelain, but they may also be made of ceramic or composite materials.
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What are the benefits of veneers?
Dentists can use veneers to transform even the most unattractive looking smile; the tooth-coloured pieces of material are placed over the existing teeth to create a natural, straight, healthy-looking smile.
Having a great looking smile can help to boost confidence and enable people to get out there and do the things they’ve always wanted to do.
Are veneers expensive?
Veneers are a costly dental treatment but they can really make a difference to the way you look and feel about yourself.
Typically, for a full set of porcelain veneers, the cost will be in the region of £1000. Composite veneers are cheaper but they don’t last as long so they may work out more expensive in the long-run.
0% finance is an option at London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry. You can choose between 12 or 24 months to pay back the cost of dental veneers, all with 0% finance. Over a course of 24 months you could pay back £50 per month with a total cost of £1,200. Find out about affordable finance.
How long do veneers last?
Porcelain veneers should last around 10 years if they are looked after properly; this involves regularly brushing and rinsing the teeth and visiting the dentist regularly. Composite veneers usually last around 3 years.
Does the procedure hurt?
Prior to having the veneers fitted, the dentist will prepare the teeth; this means removing very tiny pieces of the teeth in order to make room for the new veneers. This part of the procedure may cause mild discomfort but should not be painful.
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Having the veneers fitted should be relatively painless. For the first few days after the veneers are fitted, the patient may experience a bit of discomfort while they get used to their new teeth; this should subside after a few days.