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Dental veneers at Parkfield Dental

For a smile just like that of the stars!

time

About 60 minutes; multiple appointments are required

cost

Starting from £595 per veneer

Treatment summary

  • Durable and natural-looking porcelain dental veneers to close gaps and give you a more even smile
  • Flexible and affordable payment plans
  • A brand-new smile in just two appointments
  • Perfect part of any smile makeover

Book your free consultation today!

It costs you nothing to just meet us and chat, and there’s no obligation to pursue treatment if you decide it’s not right for you.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells that replace a thin layer of enamel and are bonded to the surfaces of front teeth.

    The veneers are matched to your tooth colour to give you a more natural and even smile. Veneers are a popular choice for patients, as they can drastically improve the overall aesthetics of anybody’s smile.

    Porcelain veneers are actually the secret to that perfect smile so many film stars, TV personalities and actors seem to have. But this isn’t a secret available only to the wealthy; veneers are more affordable than you may think. If you have unsightly gaps, chipped or crooked, stained or discoloured teeth, then dental veneers could be the best investment you ever make in yourself!

    The procedure is extremely straightforward, and the amount of enamel removed is minimal and will be the same as the thickness of the veneer to be fitted so that the tooth stays the same size. Once the tooth has been prepared, the dentist will take an ‘impression’ (mould). This will be given to the dental technician, along with any other information needed to make the veneer.

    Your journey to an incredible new smile with dental veneers

    Book a free smile makeover consultation

    It costs you nothing to take the first step in your journey to a new smile with dental veneers. Simply request a free smile makeover consultation with our treatment co-ordinator, Emma. She will sit down with you to discuss dental veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments, which can help you create the smile of your dreams. You can find out how much your treatment plan may cost and whether veneers are right for you.

    Visit us for a comprehensive dental health evaluation

    We will take X-rays and photographs of your teeth and evaluate your overall oral health before recommending any treatment. You will get the chance to discuss veneers with the dentist, and we will create a bespoke treatment plan that addresses both your dental health needs and your smile aesthetic preferences.

    Prepare your teeth

    After you agree to begin your dental veneer treatment, we will call you in for the first appointment where the dentist will shape your teeth for the veneers. After this, we will take an impression of your teeth, and this will be sent to the dental laboratory where expert ceramicists will craft your unique dental veneers. In the meantime, we will fit you with temporary veneers to protect your teeth.

    Receive your new veneers

    Within about a week or two, your new veneers will be ready. We will call you in to remove your temporary veneers and try on your new ones. If you love them, we will bond them to your teeth. That’s all! You will leave our practice looking like you were born with beautiful teeth.

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    The dental veneers placement process

    To begin the procedure, a small amount of preparation is required before fitting porcelain veneers.

    A thin layer is taken from the surface of your tooth—a layer that is the same thickness as the veneer to be fitted, so the resulting tooth remains the same size. 

    Next, an impression of your teeth is made, and a mould is sent to a laboratory where your veneer is fabricated.  

    The veneer will then be bonded to the top of your tooth, almost like a shield or cover, during a secondary appointment with your dentist. In the meantime, while you wait for your second appointment, you will be given a temporary veneer. 

    Both appointments are relatively quick and easy for our team of professional dentists, who will keep you informed along every step of the process.
    Typically, porcelain veneers will require at least two visits to the dentist. On the first visit, your dentist will take an impression of your jaw and teeth, and then send the resulting mould to a lab. This is where your custom veneers will be created. A set of temporary veneers will be given to you to wear in the meantime. This allows you to walk away from your first visit still with something to smile about, and an opportunity for you to get accustomed to your new look. When you go back for your second visit, your actual porcelain veneers will be ready to be bonded to your teeth.

    The cost of dental veneers in Didsbury

    There are two primary forms of dental veneers within the world of cosmetic dentistry: composite and porcelain veneers.

    Here at Parkfield Dental, we specialise mainly in porcelain veneers, which are typically more expensive than the composite type, and for good reason. More preparation, skill, time and effort are required to fabricate porcelain veneers, but this results in durable and natural-looking veneer. 

    Porcelain dental veneers at our practice start at £595 apiece. The total cost of your treatment will depend on the exact type of material used to create your veneer and how many teeth you would like to cover with a veneer.

    Please book a consultation with our team to get a personal estimate of the total cost of your treatment.

    Just how durable are porcelain veneers?

    With meticulous oral hygiene and good care, porcelain veneers should remain in good condition for ten or even 15 years.

    The thin porcelain material on its own is incredibly fragile, but once bonded to the tooth, it becomes extremely durable and resistant to chipping. If damage does occur to your porcelain veneer, it will need to be replaced as it cannot be repaired, in most cases.

    Dental veneers in Didsbury

    Have you ever thought about getting a smile makeover

    Veneers could be your key to transforming your look and truly letting your smile shine. Nowadays, a perfect smile is no longer the secret of the rich and famous—with dental veneers, it’s within your reach, as well. Our skilled team of cosmetic dentists are ready to help you, and we offer flexible financing plans to make cosmetic dental treatment affordable.

    Call us today on 0161 445 2397 to book a free smile makeover consultation or request an appointment online.

    Frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers

    • Can things like coffee, wine and tea stain my porcelain veneers?

      In almost all instances, veneers shouldn’t stain. But it’s important to take into consideration the propensity your teeth have to stain. If you are someone whose teeth are known to stain very easily, then after you have had your dental veneers fitted you should make an attempt to avoid or at least cut down on the kind of foods and behaviours that can lead to stained teeth. Here at Parkfield Dental, we always recommend that you look after your dental veneers as you would your natural teeth with proper oral hygiene and professional dental check-ups.

    • Can porcelain veneers be whitened?

      You should not be tempted to try a home-based tooth whitening kit on composite veneers in particular, as they will not respond well to this tooth whitening treatment. You should speak to your dentist if you notice that your veneers are starting to look discoloured or stained. Our on-site hygienist can provide you with a professional clean to help lift and remove stains, which porcelain and composite veneers tend to respond well to. As a last resort, porcelain veneers can be replaced.

    • How long will porcelain veneers last?

      The duration of a porcelain implant varies from patient to patient. The dental veneer itself is artificial and non-living, so you do not need to worry about the veneer itself developing decay. But the tooth or teeth to which your dental veneers are attached, along with the surrounding gum tissue, are all living and subject to disease. Tooth decay or gum shrinkage can lead to the veneer becoming weakened or can expose root surfaces which are not covered by the veneer. 

      It is possible for a dental veneer to pop off in an accident, but it can be re-bonded to the tooth. If it is chipped or damaged, it can sometimes be re-bonded, but it is more likely to need total replacement.

    • How do I take care of my veneers?

      The process is not much different than how you care for your natural teeth. Brush and floss as you usually would in order to avoid dental problems. We recommend brushing twice daily for two minutes, along with daily flossing. If you grind your teeth at night, it can be an excellent idea to wear a bite guard whilst sleeping as teeth grinding can damage your veneers the same way it can wear down your natural teeth. 

      Porcelain veneers are one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments currently available in modern dentistry. As such, you shouldn’t worry about damaging your veneers through usual oral hygiene and dental care. A non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste works well for cleaning veneers.

      Porcelain veneers are incredibly strong, but it is good to remember that porcelain is a ceramic and is capable of cracking under very strong pressure. This is why we always recommend that you avoid eating and chewing exceptionally hard foods such as nuts, almonds and ice. Essentially, things that could potentially damage your natural permanent teeth could also damage your dental veneers.

    • Am I a good candidate for dental veneers?

      If you have stained, discoloured, chipped, misaligned, worn-down or irregularly-shaped teeth, then dental veneers could be a fantastic option. Veneers often require filing down your tooth enamel to be replaced with the porcelain or composite veneer, meaning that they cover up your existing teeth. This makes them an incredibly popular option for anyone who wants to achieve their dream smile and they are a popular part of the smile makeover treatments we provide. Dental veneers are known for being a very popular option among celebrities! Also, porcelain veneers are a very popular and effective option for those hoping to close a gap between their front teeth. 

      However, if you are suffering from extensive tooth decay, it is not recommended to seek to cover this up with dental veneers. You may require a consultation and dental work before being considered viable for dental veneers first.

    • What are veneers used for?

      Veneers are commonly used to close gaps between natural teeth and to correct small or minor misalignments in your teeth. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers are a popular option because they can improve the shape, colour and alignment of your teeth all at the same time. In fact, ceramic veneers are a popular solution for those hoping to improve the brightness of their smile. This multi purpose aspect of veneers is one of the reasons that they are a popular cosmetic treatment option. 

    • What should I do if one of my dental veneers comes off?

      As alarming as it may initially be, you shouldn’t worry if one of your veneers comes off. Of course, it’s very rare that a veneer should become totally detached, but this does sometimes happen. We recommend that you attempt to save the veneer itself if at all possible, but do not attempt to reattach the veneer yourself under any circumstance. Get in touch with your dentist as soon as possible and you will be advised as to what you should do next. It may be possible to have your veneer re-bonded or replaced relatively quickly. In the meantime, your tooth may be more sensitive to cold foods and liquids while the veneer is detached.

    • What are the advantages of getting dental veneers?

      One of the main advantages to dental veneers as a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is that the preparation of the veneers will preserve a great deal of the tooth structure of your permanent teeth. To help the veneers create a tight bond with your teeth, it is usually only necessary to remove a thin outer layer of tooth enamel. This makes the bond strength better while also improving the appearance of the veneer. 

      The dental veneer procedure is incredibly straightforward. Sometimes, the entire process can be performed without the use of local anaesthetic. However, for most procedures and for those patients that are nervous or anxious, local anaesthetic can be applied to numb the treatment area. 

      Dental veneers can boost the appearance of your teeth a great deal, and gum tissue actually responds very well to the application of dental veneers. The colour of your dental veneers can also be custom selected in order to best match the natural colour of your permanent teeth, resulting in a flawless and natural-looking smile.

    • Are there any disadvantages to getting dental veneers?

      If there’s one thing you should always bear in mind when preparing for dental veneers, it is that the process is not reversible. While veneers preserve a large amount of your original tooth structure, some enamel must be removed in order for the procedure to be performed. This means that once you have begun preparation of veneers and had some of your enamel removed, the process cannot be undone. 

      In the event that your veneer becomes cracked or damaged, it is difficult to have this repaired without needing to replace the entire veneer. A very minor amount of enamel is taken most of the time, but it is still worth bearing this in mind when weighing the decision to get dental veneers.

      Additionally, dental veneers are not recommended for people who have bad or poor gum health. As discussed above, veneers are not a good option for covering up tooth or gum decay and you should always have a consultation with one of the dentists here at Parkfield before committing to a dental veneer treatment. This is for your own safety and the protection and health or your teeth and gums.
       
      Another slight disadvantage to dental veneers is that they may require some small behavioural changes. For example, people with dental veneers should avoid habits like nail biting, pen chewing and similar activities. Such habits increase the risk of damaging or cracking the veneers. Also, people who grind and clench their teeth are also at risk of cracking and chipping any veneers they may have. 

      It is also important to note that veneers can come off if the tooth underneath develops a cavity.  This means that maintaining excellent oral health and hygiene while wearing veneers is absolutely essential. You should also visit your dentist regularly and see us for a consultation about how you can maintain excellent oral health with your new dental veneers.

    • How strong are veneers? Are there any foods I should avoid?

      Porcelain veneers are incredibly strong and it can take quite a lot for veneer cracks to appear. That said, porcelain is still a glass material and can be cracked when a lot of force is applied. As such, it is advised to help keep your veneers strong and well maintained with good oral health such as regular brushing, using mouthwash and also flossing. 

      In terms of foods, as we have mentioned before, it is always good to avoid chewing on particularly hard foods with your veneers. Things like ice, hard nuts and some candies can be potential hazards, so try to avoid chewing on these with your veneers. The easiest way to think about it is that these foods are also the same kinds of food that can damage your natural teeth. So while porcelain veneers are exceptionally resilient, they can still crack, so we advise caution when eating anything that might damage your natural teeth too.

    • Will I need gum contouring before I get porcelain veneers?

      In some particular cases when having the dental veneer treatment, your dentist may recommend gum contouring to improve the aesthetic and overall appearance of the treatment. This is often done to improve the symmetry of your smile and can be used to lengthen shorter teeth. Most gum contouring treatments are performed without pain or discomfort, but in some rarer cases, surgical gum contouring might be advised.

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