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What are Porcelain Veneers?

The durable, natural veneer option

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth by addressing cosmetic issues such as stains, discolouration, misalignment, gaps, or chipped/worn enamel.

Veneers are designed to mimic the natural look of teeth and can provide a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for enhancing a person’s smile. The procedure typically involves minimal tooth reduction and is performed by a cosmetic dentist to achieve a more attractive and uniform dental appearance.

The porcelain veneers procedure

At Bespoke Smile we use a 3 step journey for our patients looking for veneers:

1. Trial smile

So that our patients are 100% happy with their new smile before we apply the veneers, we will hand-design a bespoke trail smile created using composite resin for the teeth you wish to improve. We can also provide a gum lift and additional shaping using a pain-free laser. This is an extremely difficult procedure so only experts can provide it, and this additional benefit is one of the many reasons that make Bespoke stand out among other dentists.

2. Bespoke choices and colour visit

This step gives you the opportunity to personalise your results. We will consider the shapes; symmetry, angles, feel, bite, and texture of the trial smile and decide on the bespoke features that you would like to incorporate. We will also use this session to decide which colour suits you best!

3. Fitting visit

In the final stage, your trial smile will be removed and the permanent, porcelain veneers are fitted onto the teeth. We will also carry out a comprehensive bite balancing to ensure the mouth is healthy and stable.

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The benefits of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers present a host of advantages that make them a sought-after choice for smile enhancement. These benefits encompass both aesthetic and practical aspects:

Enhanced Aesthetics: Porcelain veneers excel at tackling an array of cosmetic dental concerns. From chips and stains to uneven spacing and misshapen teeth, these veneers can remarkably transform your smile, rendering it natural and harmonious.

Minimal Enamel Removal: The application process of porcelain veneers involves minimal enamel reduction when compared to other dental procedures. This preservation of your natural tooth structure is a notable advantage.

Stain Resistance: Porcelain veneers boast exceptional resistance against staining agents such as coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco. This attribute contributes to the sustained brilliance and whiteness of your smile.

Lasting Resilience: The inherent strength of porcelain translates into veneers that can withstand normal biting and chewing forces. With proper care, these veneers can endure for years, ensuring a prolonged enhancement to your smile.

Natural Looking: Porcelain veneers replicate the translucent appearance of natural teeth, allowing light to pass through them. This quality imparts a lifelike quality that is virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth.

Quick Transformation: Achieving a remarkable smile makeover through porcelain veneers is notably expedient compared to alternative orthodontic solutions. In a few dental appointments, a significant transformation can be attained.

Easy to Maintain: Sustaining porcelain veneers demand straightforward oral hygiene practices, encompassing regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups

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How long do Porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can last for a considerable amount of time, typically between 10 to 15 years or even longer with proper care and maintenance. The longevity of veneers depends on various factors, including:

  • Brush twice daily
  • Floss every day and use mouthwash.
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects, tearing open packages with your teeth, nibbling on your nails, or grinding your teeth.
  • Visit the dentist twice a year for teeth cleanings and check-ups.
  • Make sure to use non-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports.

While porcelain veneers are durable, they are not permanent, and over time, they may need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear. The lifespan of veneers can vary from person to person based on individual habits and dental care.

Understanding the costs of porcelain veneers

Understanding the costs of porcelain veneers is a vital step for those looking for a complete smile transformation. The total cost will depend on the amount of work you’re looking to have done, but the long-term benefits of feeling confident with your smile make porcelain veneers a worthwhile choice for those looking for a long-term solution.

If you’re looking for a single porcelain veneer or would like to transform your whole smile, we offer 0% finance plans to help you spread your payments for up to 24 months.

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Are you ready for Porcelain veneers?

Check out Dr Sam Jethwa’s guide: Everything you need to know before getting veneers

Porcelain veneers before and after

Why not take a look at our gallery of porcelain veneers which shows a selection of before & after photos, with work carried out at Bespoke Smile, or view or Patient Stories.

Replacing existing veneers?

If you’ve found yourself dissatisfied with veneers done by a previous dentist, we understand your frustration. Your smile should be a source of confidence and joy, and we’re here to make sure it is!

Choosing to replace your existing veneers can be a game-changer. Whether it’s an issue of aesthetics, durability, or discomfort, our experienced cosmetic dentistry team, led by Dr. Sam Jethwa, is here to guide you through the process.

Curious about what the process entails? Dr. Jethwa has prepared a comprehensive guide just for you. In his guide, he’ll walk you through everything you need to know about replacing veneers. From understanding the reasons for replacement to the step-by-step procedure, it’s your roadmap to a smile makeover.

Begin your journey to a more confident you today! Click below to access Dr. Sam Jethwa’s guide and start exploring the possibilities of replacing your existing veneers.

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Patient Stories: See more happy smiles!

At Bespoke Smile, we don’t just create beautiful smiles we create stories worth sharing, and our patients’ journeys are the real stars of our practice. In this video playlist, you’ll get an idea of the journey out incredible patients went on to get their brand-new smile.

Our patients aren’t actors; they’re everyday people just like you, who decided to take a leap towards a brighter, more confident future. We believe in transparency, and that’s why we’re proud to showcase their genuine stories of transformation.

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