Veneers can:

  • Repair broken or chipped teeth.
  • Improve the colour of teeth.
  • Change the shape of teeth.
  • Improve the position of misaligned teeth.
  • Close spaces between teeth.
  • Mask discoloured fillings.
  • Hide stains.

We offer two types of veneers — composite and porcelain. Whilst composite veneers are more affordable, they still offer a fantastic solution. Porcelain veneers don’t stain or wear as easily and provide a longer lasting solution.

Composite veneers

Composite veneers are carefully created directly onto your tooth using a tooth coloured composite material. Composite is skilfully layered and shaped onto the tooth in small increments to transform the tooth’s appearance and quickly and simply enhance your smile. 

This is usually done during a single appointment, although a meticulous planning phase must be completed beforehand, which would typically comprise of a mock-up’ so you can visualise your smile before we proceed. 

The great advantage of composite veneers is that where they are suitable, drilling is very rarely required. They are also a smaller financial investment than porcelain veneers. On average, they will last between 5 – 7 years before they lose their shine and may start to chip and wear and need replacing.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are bespoke restorations hand-created by a dental technician using an impression or scan your teeth.

In the most gifted hands, beautiful restorations can be created that can completely transform a smile. 

Depending upon the starting position of the teeth, little if any drilling of the teeth is required. For this reason, Dr Hainsworth often advises cosmetic orthodontic treatments (such as Invisalign or a fixed cosmetic brace) to patients with crowded teeth prior to the provision of porcelain dental veneers.

What is the treatment process?

In order to plan and provide the most beautiful and long lasting porcelain dental veneers, there are usually three phases: 

  1. Examination phase and the creation of a wax-up (or mock-up)
  2. Preparation of the teeth, impressions or scan and the provision of prototype temporary veneers
  3. Fitting of your new beautiful veneers

What is the great advantage of dental porcelain veneers?

Unlike composite, porcelain does not stain or wear as easily and will keep its shine and colour for much longer. The veneers can be made wafer thin to prevent the need for a lot of tooth drilling. Dr Hainsworth has spent several years finding and working with the finest dental technicians to ensure the highest quality finish. On average, dental porcelain veneers will last 10 to 15 years before possibly requiring replacement. A night guard is again usually advised to help look after your beautiful new smile.

How much do veneers cost?

Your treatment plan cost will be dependent on your individual requirements, but generally speaking, our composite veneers start from £395 per tooth and our porcelain veneers start from £695 per tooth.

To find out more and discuss a treatment plan that suits you, please book a free consultation.

Composite bonding

Sometimes there’s an even simpler solution to smile imperfections. Gaps, chips, and cracks in your teeth may be solved with cosmetic bonding.

The process uses a material very similar to that used for tooth-coloured fillings. We disguise minor imperfections with resin, which is set or bonded into place using a special light. The process is simple, affordable and often completed in just one appointment.

Composite bonding allows us to create beautiful smiles without harming the underlying tooth structure.

Costs will vary depending on your requirements but generally speaking costs from £195 per tooth.

To find out more and discuss a treatment plan that suits you, please book a free consultation.