Veneers in London

Veneers are a fantastic cosmetic treatment at our clinic in London. Porcelain veneers can spectacularly improve the appearance of your smile.

Treatment Duration

1 – 6 hours

Price

From £1,500

Team Experience

50+ years

Recovery Time

24 hours

Google Rating

★★★★★ (4.9)

Written by: Dr Raul Costa

Clinically reviewed by: Prof Dr Christian Mehl

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    Veneers are masterfully crafted very thin porcelain surfaces that can be permanently bonded to the teeth, protecting them, changing their shape and improving their colour. When done properly, with good case selection, microscopic attention to detail and with the help of a brilliant ceramist, they cause no damage and look naturally incredible. Veneers also can last for decades, virtually unchanged. The materials commonly used by us are feldspathic porcelain and lithium disilicate.

    Why porcelain veneers in London?

    Porcelain veneers are a superb choice for anyone looking to enhance their smile without compromising the health of their natural teeth. These thin layers of porcelain are carefully crafted to cover the front surface of your teeth, providing a bright, uniform appearance. Our process is minimally invasive, preserving the integrity of your teeth while transforming your smile.

    These veneers are ideal for individuals with teeth that are crooked, worn, chipped, decayed, or severely discoloured. The beauty of porcelain veneers lies in their versatility and the minimal preparation required. For many patients, particularly those with straight, small, or gapped teeth, no drilling is necessary, making it a conservative treatment option.

    The benefits of choosing porcelain veneers are significant. They offer a quick transformation, with just a few sessions needed to complete the procedure—without any pain. Porcelain veneers are not only an aesthetic improvement but also a boost to your confidence, providing a long-lasting and dramatic enhancement to your smile.

    Moreover, porcelain veneers have advantages over composite veneers. While both types improve the appearance of your teeth, porcelain is more durable and resistant to staining than composite materials. Porcelain also tends to reflect light in a way that more closely mimics natural teeth, providing a more natural and appealing look. This makes porcelain veneers a superior choice for those looking for a solution that combines aesthetics with functionality and longevity.

    What is the difference between crowns and veneers?

    The dental crowns we produce are ceramic caps designed to replace a missing or extensively damaged tooth by covering it in its entirety. A veneer is a thin layer of ceramic material (shell-shaped) which is designed to cover the front of the tooth surface only to create an improved aesthetic appearance to the tooth colour and indeed to your beloved smile.

    Do veneers stain?

    Veneers can become discoloured over time. The risk of staining can be further exacerbated due to regular exposure to certain foods and drinks such as red wine and coffee. If you continue to smoke, post-treatment, your veneers can also become stained or discoloured adversely impacting the quality of the aesthetic results you may have originally set out to achieve. Porcelain veneers however are unlikely to stain provided you continue to clean and maintain the porcelain over time.

    Who is suitable for veneers?

    Teeth can become unsightly and with an aged appearance due to discoloured restorations, wear and chips. Some teeth simply have irregular shapes, contributing to gaps, or have become severely discoloured.

    Porcelain veneers can efficiently cover these defects, restoring the appearance of a healthy young beautiful dentition without invasion. They also contributed to improved function and will protect weakened teeth. Overall the ideal case for veneers is when teeth need a small increase in volume and/or height.

     

    Experts in Veneers – meet the team

    • Over 75 years of combined experience in dentistry among our specialists.
    • More than 10,000 dental treatments successfully performed.
    • Industry leaders in dentistry, with regular international teaching, lecturing, and publishing of research.

    All-on-4,  Apicectomy,  Bleaching,  Bone Grafting,  Bridges,  Bruxism,  Ceramic Braces,  CM Team,  Corrective Braces,  Crowns,  Dentures,  Fillings,  Gum Correction,  Gum Disease,  Immediate Implants,  Implants,  Internal Bleaching,  Invisalign,  Lingual Braces,  Low Friction Braces,  Maryland Bridges,  Navigated Implants,  Oral Surgery,  Partial Inlays & Crowns,  Prosthodontics,  Retainers,  SS Team,  Treatment of Peri-Implantitis,  Veneers,  Zygomatic Implants

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    Our Expertise

    At our clinic, we recognise the significant responsibility involved in any dental treatment, especially when it comes to enhancing your smile with veneers. We believe that every patient deserves unparalleled quality and safety in their dental care, without compromise.

    Our team of dentists isn’t just highly experienced and trained in cosmetic dentistry; they also prioritise understanding and achieving your aesthetic goals. This level of dedication requires a unique blend of precision and artistic vision, ensuring that each set of veneers is crafted to perfection.

    We understand that the key to exceptional veneers lies in meticulous diagnosis, careful step-by-step execution, and collaboration with top-tier dental laboratories. Anything less can lead to veneers that appear unnatural and may cause discomfort or gum inflammation.

    At our clinic, our commitment is to deliver veneers that not only look spectacular but also blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, enhancing your smile while maintaining its authenticity. Let us help you achieve the beautiful, natural-looking smile you deserve.

    Veneers costs

    Single veneer

    £1,700

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    Find out more about our patients, their treatment and why they chose Wimpole Street Dental Clinic.

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    Wimpole Street Dental has the highest most ethical standard of work, personable approach, clear and safe procedures, top notch excellence and reliability in treatment provided with utmost professionalism from crème de la crème world class specialists all under one roof.

    What happens during the treatment of Veneers?

    Considering porcelain veneers to enhance your smile? Here’s a straightforward guide to the process at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic:

    Step 1: Initial Check-Up – Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, take photos, and document everything needed to assess your suitability for veneers. We’ll also check for any underlying dental issues. At this stage, impressions may be taken to create a wax model of your ideal smile, allowing you to preview the expected results with precision.

    Step 2: Mock-Up Approval – Using a simple, reversible technique, the dentist will apply the wax model directly to your teeth. This mock-up serves as a precise visual of your new smile, giving you the opportunity to approve the look and feel of your veneers before moving forward.

    Step 3: Teeth Preparation – This step involves minimal, if any, alteration to your tooth enamel, using high magnification and guides to ensure the process is gentle and respectful of tooth biology. Temporary veneers, resembling the final ones, will be crafted and placed at the end of this visit.

    Step 4: Fitting the Veneers – About three weeks after your preparation visit, once the porcelain veneers have been expertly crafted by our technician, you’ll return for the fitting. The veneers will be precisely bonded to your teeth, ensuring they look and function perfectly.

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    How do veneers work?

    Dental veneers are custom-made ceramic covers or shells designed to offer you a new and improved smile as they present a new tooth surface free from visible cracks or discolouration at the point they are fitted. These ceramic covers or shells are permanently bonded to your visible natural teeth and, with good care, they can offer you a renewed sense of personal comfort and confidence lasting 20 years or more.

    What are composite veneers?

    Composite veneers are made of composite bonding material similar to the solution used in fillings utilised to create the desired aesthetic effect on the look of your teeth and so your smile. Your dentist will be able to advise what type of veneer (e.g. composite veneers, porcelain veneers or even an alternative dental treatment) is best for your circumstances following a consultation.

    Are veneers permanent?

    As your natural teeth would need a significant amount of grinding/filing in preparation to receive your dental veneers which are then securely bonded to them, we would consider and so advise that this procedure be thought of as permanent. In due course, we would envisage that you would return for an appointment for veneer replacement (as required) in the decades to come.

    What do teeth look like under veneers?

    Be advised that significant preparation of your existing teeth is required to create a suitable surface for the successful bonding of the veneer to your natural tooth to be achieved. Rest assured that the amount of tooth surface per affected tooth which is prepared by grinding/filing is actually just a thin layer as we seek to preserve as much of your existing healthy tooth substance as possible. Your natural teeth remain in place, with just a thin layer of tooth surface removed, under the veneers.

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    What are veneers made of?

    The high-quality dental veneers we apply are made to measure wafer-thin ceramic shells permanently bonded to your natural teeth.

    How much are veneers?

    A single veneer £1,700

    NB: the exact fees can vary on a case-by-case basis and are affected by the type of veneer you choose and how many you wish to have. Your dentist can advise you in more detail during your initial consultation at our London dental practice.

    Composite and ceramic veneers are designed to cover cracked or discoloured teeth or correct misaligned teeth if desired. For this procedure, we prepare your teeth and take a digital impression. Our clinical dental technician uses this impression to prepare a model from which your ideal ceramic covers (or shells) for your own teeth are carefully produced for you for your smile makeover.

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    How long do teeth veneers last? Do veneers last forever?

    Please note that dental veneers do not usually last forever. The ceramic material we choose to use is a compatible and robust product so the veneers we produce are designed to last 20 or more years as long as the dental patient follows a good oral hygiene regime to care for them, once fitted to preserve the quality of their new smile.

    Can you whiten veneers?

    It is currently not possible to whiten dental veneers as you would apply a teeth whitening treatment to your natural teeth. The best way to care for your veneers once fitted is by brushing twice daily – if you can brush after every meal, this would be preferable. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste and leave 30 minutes after the meal before you brush. If you are a smoker, you could consider giving up this habit as it can lead to the discolouration of both your natural teeth and your new veneers. We would also advise that you commit to scheduling regular check-up appointments with your dentist so that we can evaluate the current condition of your veneers and recommend in good time when you would likely need to consider veneer replacements.

    Do veneers hurt?

    Veneers treatment is generally deemed to be a pain-free procedure. Rest assured, if you have any dental phobia regarding any potential discomfort you may experience during the treatment, please discuss with your dentist the local anaesthesia options available to you to numb the mouth (if needed and/or desired) before it begins. Post-treatment you may experience a little gum and/or teeth sensitivity due to the level of preparation conducted on your existing teeth prior to the application of your veneers – should you be concerned at all about this, please consult your dentist at our dental practice.

    What are porcelain veneers?

    Porcelain veneers are made of a dental ceramic material which is custom-made into thin covers or shells ready to be bonded to your existing natural teeth to achieve the best aesthetic results possible in terms of the look of your smile, made to measure – just for you. Porcelain veneers are very popular for patients looking for a bespoke high aesthetic finish to their veneers, and as such, can cost more than your typical veneer.

    Porcelain veneers have multiple benefits that derive from their usage of porcelain. First of all, the porcelain is unlikely to ever stain though this doesn’t mean that the wearer can refrain from maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine. Secondly, porcelain is incredibly strong and provides a pleasing aesthetic finish. However, porcelain can still crack if put under too much pressure or trauma. If you grind your teeth whilst you sleep, the porcelain may still be worn away just like a natural tooth. As such, your dentist might advise wearing a protective bit guard at night.

    Correctly placed porcelain veneers can last between 10-15 years with proper care and maintenance.

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    Are veneers worth it?

    If you are considering investing in the long-term aesthetic appeal of the look and shape of your smile by way of a bespoke treatment applied with care to each and every one of your teeth (as many as is agreed), then dental veneers could form one of your potential option choices.

    Can you get veneers with missing teeth? Can you get veneers with crooked teeth?

    Veneers can be used to manage small gaps between the teeth to create a more uniform appearance but larger gaps may be more successfully treated with a prosthetic appliance such as a dental bridge or dental implants. Crooked teeth may benefit from an orthodontic teeth alignment treatment such as Invisalign® prior to the consideration of veneers in order to give yourself and your dentist the best chance to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing result possible.

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