Dental veneers

Chipped or damaged teeth, discolourations and gaps between your teeth can change the way you feel. If your self-confidence is affected by the appearance of your teeth, you may be considering dental veneers.
Restore your smile again

You might be interested in dental veneers if:

  • You have chipped or broken teeth.
  • Your teeth are discoloured.
  • You have gaps between your teeth.
  • Your teeth have become worn down.
  • You have misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth.  

There are two kinds of dental veneers

Porcelain veneers are long-lasting, natural looking teeth that are crafted in the finest detail to look just like natural teeth by specialist technicians in a dental laboratory. These are usually fitted in two or three appointments and require some preparation to your existing teeth, for example a small amount of your existing enamel needs to be removed in order to adhere the veneers directly to your teeth.

Composite veneers can be applied in one visit. Layers of resin are applied directly to the tooth, masking any damaged enamel, which is then sculpted to the correct shape and size to look just like natural teeth. Composite veneers are a good option if you have stained or slightly damaged teeth, such as a chipped or cracked tooth.

How long do dental veneers last?

Dental veneers are a durable way to improve your smile. The lifetime of your veneers is subject to your dental care routine, your lifestyle and the kind of veneer you have had fitted. Well-cared for porcelain veneers will last between 10-20 years, while composite veneers should last between four to eight years. Make sure that you continue to see your dentist regularly. Good communication between you and your dentist will ensure that your veneers last as long as possible and that your natural teeth and gums remain healthy.  

If you think you might want dental veneers get in touch with the Pure Dental & Implant Clinic team to day on 01803 862007.

Hear from our patients

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As a patient of Dr Simon Poyner, I recently had cosmetic dentistry (teeth whitening). I had wanted treatment for many years as my teeth had yellowed to the degree of concealing them as best I could . After a four week treatment regime I can say that I am absolutely delighted with the result and have never smiled more, a tremendous boost to my confidence ! The treatment was clean , painless and carried out at home, but the care, attention and friendliness of the whole surgery staff makes the trip to the dentist a pleasure. Thank you to Simon.


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Following a lifetime of real fear of the dentist, although I attended regularly I had real concern each time I went. I went to see James Critchley as I had a tooth drop out, he diagnosed some extensive treatment which would involve several appointments, I agreed, wholeheartedly, as I realised this would be a vast improvement. On each visit James put me at ease and with his care I relaxed and was able to complete the course of treatment. I now have a perfect smile and do this often! I am so grateful, and no longer fear the dentist. Thank you so much James.

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