As a cosmetic dentist, one of the most common procedures patients ask about is dental veneers. Veneers are very thin shells of material placed over the front surfaces of the teeth, improving their appearance and giving them extra strength. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer veneers made from porcelain or from composite material (the same material that is used to create white fillings).
A brief history of veneers
Veneers were originally created by a cosmetic dentist from California as a way for Hollywood stars to temporarily change the appearance of their teeth. In those days they were attached with denture adhesive, because they were not intended to be permanent.
These days, cosmetic dentists use special dental bonding agents to attach veneers to the surfaces of the teeth, becoming much stronger and more durable and lasting for many years with good care.
Veneers are an increasingly popular way for cosmetic dentists the world over to improve the aesthetic appearance of smiles, correcting a wide range of problems including permanent discolouration, chips, cracks, gaps and small problems with alignment when orthodontics is not the best option.
If you are interested in veneers, you should book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Harley Street dental practice. Your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and gums and will determine whether veneers are the best treatment option. Once you agree on treatment with veneers, your dentist will discuss both composite and porcelain veneer options.
The process of fitting dental veneers at The Harley Street Dental Clinic is only done by our highly experienced cosmetic dentists, who are skilled in performing this treatment and use only the latest techniques and materials. In most cases you will require at least two appointments to have your veneers fitted.