VENEERS

Veneers Newcastle

Veneers in Newcastle

 We offer veneers at our Newcastle, Ponteland and Stanley practices, for those patients who would like to improve the shape, colour and symmetry of their teeth. We provide two options – composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Read on to find out more about the advantages of both types.

 

What are composite veneers?

A composite veneer is a thin layer of dental composite resin (tooth-coloured filling material) that is carefully custom-moulded over the surface of the teeth to improve the appearance of the smile.

The treatment includes the gradual build-up of the composite resin material on the teeth (in a shade which matches the surrounding teeth) before being hardened with a high intensity light to bond it securely, and then smoothed and polished to look shiny, natural and healthy.

 

What are the advantages?

  • It’s a non-invasive treatment. There is very little or no preparation of the tooth needed, so you can improve your smile in a single visit to the dentist and they won’t need to drill down your healthy enamel or damage the tooth structure in any way
  • It’s an economical alternative to porcelain veneers
  • No anaesthetic injections are needed
  • Composites can make chipped teeth look intact again
  • They can close small gaps when orthodontic treatment is not suitable
  • They can improve the appearance of dark or discoloured teeth
  • Repairs can be made easily if the composite stains or chips
  • Should you ever want the composite resin to be removed or replaced, this can be done, leaving your natural teeth unharmed

How long will they last?

  • The longevity of composites depends on how well the patient looks after their teeth, and their dietary habits.
  • Although composites can last for several years, they are not as strong as natural teeth, and can chip or fracture, so it’s important to treat them with care.
  • Composites do require regular maintenance, as they have a tendency to stain and do need to be polished. Visit your dentist and hygienist every six months to keep your smile looking and feeling as clean and fresh as possible.

How much will they cost?

  • The cost of composite veneers depends on the amount of teeth to be treated, and the complexity of the treatment. Your dentist will confirm the cost at your free consultation.

We offer:

  • A free consultation
  • A bespoke treatment plan
  • A written fee estimate
  • Interest free credit for any treatment over £350
  • Exclusive discounts off private treatments when you become a member of our Honour Health Club (ask us for further information).

 

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of tooth-coloured porcelain which are cemented to the front surfaces of the natural teeth to change their colour and shape.

They can be used to fix chipped, stained, crooked teeth, worn teeth or gaps.

Our dentists provide this treatment in our Newcastle, Ponteland and Stanley clinics.

 

What are the advantages?

Fixes gaps and crooked teeth

As veneers are attached to the front of your teeth, they can disguise minor orthodontic issues, such as gaps and crooked teeth.

Your natural teeth will not change their positions, but they will be camouflaged so that your teeth appear straight to the outside world!

However, using veneers is not always a suitable treatment for crooked teeth or gaps, so your dentist may advise orthodontic treatment instead, such as Invisalign, to straighten your natural teeth.

Stain-resistant

If you’re considering this treatment and you’re a fan of tea, coffee and red wine, then it is useful to know that porcelain veneers are stain resistant. You should still look after them in the same way as you would care for your natural teeth, but porcelain veneers, being non-porous, are more resistant to discolouration than both natural teeth and composite veneers.

Keep the same oral health routine

With veneers, you will be able to brush and floss as normal – just like you would do with your natural teeth.

Long-lasting

Porcelain veneers have a longer life expectancy than composite veneers, and with proper care can last between 10-15 years. However, it is important to bear in mind that an amount of your natural tooth’s surface will need to be removed to allow the porcelain to be properly placed. This procedure does not happen with composite veneers.

Porcelain veneers are therefore considered permanent, because your dentist will irreversibly change the structure of your natural teeth in order to attach the veneers.

 

How much do they cost?

The cost of porcelain veneers depends on the amount of teeth to be treated, and the complexity of the treatment. Your dentist will confirm the cost at your free consultation.

We offer:

  • A free consultation
  • A bespoke treatment plan
  • A written fee estimate
  • Interest free credit for any treatment over £350
  • Exclusive discounts off private treatments when you become a member of the Honour Health Club  (ask us for further information)

If you’d like further details, simply book a free consultation at your chosen practice.