Richmond Smiles Dental (formerly Clifton St Dentists)

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A veneer is a very fine facing made of porcelain which is bonded onto your own natural tooth. The primary function is to improve the appearance and they can involve very little preparation of your own natural tooth. Veneers can be used in cases where the teeth are chipped, discoloured or crowded. They are most frequently used on your upper front teeth.

Porcelain is the material of choice for making veneers because its optical properties are very similar to that of the enamel of the teeth. For this reason, porcelain veneers are very effective in restoring the normal appearance of the teeth. They cannot be distinguished by observing superficially.

Veneers effectively repair and strengthen teeth whilst cosmetically enhancing your smile so you can look and feel wonderful.

How are Veneers Placed?

• Initially, the tooth is prepared by removing a small amount of the enamel.
• An impression of the tooth is made.
• On the next appointment, the dentist will fit the veneer.
• If it meets the dentist’s and patient’s approval, then the veneer is bonded to the tooth, trimmed, and polished.

At Swinburne Dental, we maintain that everyone should keep as many of their own teeth as possible.