Last medically reviewed by : September 13, 2021
Lighter and even thinner | Minimal tooth preparation | Last 20+ years or more with proper care | Translucent rather than opaque (less dull white) | Natural finish (less Hollywood)
Cost but strongest value for money | Need some teeth preparations
Over time, our teeth may lose their natural whiteness due to a buildup of discolouring from red wine, coffee, tea or smoking.
Although teeth whitening is a great option for this, for some people it is not strong enough and veneers are a more long-term option.
Among the many veneer varieties we offer, Emax veneers are one of our porcelain custom-made solutions.
They are ceramic veneers bonded to the front surface of your tooth to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Emax is a type of ceramic material made with something called lithium disilicate.
They are a fast, effective and durable way to revamp your smile and image in a few short appointments.
Emax veneers are made using a pressed ceramic which is popular because of its strength and durability, along with the fact that you can use extremely thin material to get impressive sustainable results.
The duration that your veneers last is dependent on how well you look after them.
If cared for properly, veneers can last up to 20 years. In some cases, you will need to fix or replace 1 or 2 veneers if they become chipped.
See: Aftercare tips
The duration that the veneers last is also dependent on the technique and skill used during the cementing process.
If this is not done correctly, then you have less chance of your veneers lasting for a long time.
Today, as cosmetic dentistry research continues to prosper and more impressive and efficient means of achieving a beautiful smile become accessible, there is a range of types of veneers to choose from.
Beyond conventional porcelain veneers, we offer:
It is important to have an initial discussion with your dentist to decipher which type of veneers is best suited for you.
All veneers treat:
Like all veneer procedures, the initial step involves a thorough examination by your dentist.
During this phase, we will check if any additional treatment will be required prior to your fitting and make sure your gums are healthy enough to endure the treatment.
Additionally, you can discuss your concerns fully with your dentist and decipher which type of treatment might be best for you.
A mould will be taken of your old teeth and used to design your new veneer.
It will take a couple of weeks for the mould to be processed at a laboratory and the veneers to be created.
Once this phase is complete your teeth will likely have to be shaved slightly in order to make space for the veneers.
The procedure will be carried out under local anaesthetic so it is pain-free and minimises discomfort.
When your veneers are ready to be fitted, your teeth will initially receive a deep cleaning and the front of the teeth coated with a special gel to increase the adhesiveness for bonding.
A high-tech bonding light and a specially customised cement are used to fix the veneers in place.
Read about our treatment stages for veneers here.
The quality of aftercare you provide for your veneers will determine the duration that they last.
If small chips occur in the months or years following your fitting, these can quickly and easily be repaired before further damage occurs.
The aftercare required for your veneers is similar to that required for your normal teeth; e.g. floss regularly and brush your teeth twice daily.
You may want to use whitening toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush to help avoid surface staining and keep your veneers to the pearly-white standard you are looking for.
This means we have an impressive breadth of experience below our belts, and we know what works and what does not.
We also have a patient-focused approach, so we are the best practice if you suffer from dental phobia.
Dr Sam Jethwa is well known within the UK cosmetic dentistry world and he is a Director of Communications at The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
He is the only dentist who creates veneer Trial Smiles by hand – so you know his artistic vision is unrivalled.
If you are ready to see results book a free consultation appointment: