Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of porcelain which bond to the front of your teeth to give you a straight, even, white smile. They allow patients to achieve a dramatic smile makeover and are a great choice for creating a natural-looking smile.
Porcelain veneers can help if you want to improve the appearance of:
Here at white cross, our preference for the type of porcelain veneers is Emax veneers. This Lithium Disilicate material is truly a revolution for the dental industry. Never before has a material been able to combine high strength, aesthetics and ease of use into one product, until now.
Emax veneers are a form of high strength porcelain that are custom made and bonded to your teeth to improve the look and strength of your teeth or to enhance their function.
We take the time to talk to you about what you want to achieve with your smile. We’ll discuss the range of restorative options available and make sure veneers are the best choice for your individual circumstances.
Preoperative pictures and tooth shade will be recorded, and your smile design process is initiated.
Impressions will be taken to allow our ceramist to provide a diagnostic wax up (i.e. mock- up) of your veneers; this physically allows you to visualise the end result.
We prepare your tooth surface by removing a thin layer of enamel. An impression will be taken to send to our ceramist along with your smile design and custom prescription. While the ceramist is making your veneers (generally takes about a week), we provide you with beautiful temporary veneers.
On your last visit, the temporary veneers are carefully removed and your custom -made ones are tried in. Once you confirm that you are happy with the appearance and fit, we will bond them in place, so you can enjoy your new smile for years to come
Composite veneers, also known as direct veneers, are made of composite resin material. These are done by our dentist in the surgery to improve the appearance of damaged, discoloured teeth or teeth with unattractive gaps and improper alignment.
Advantages of composite veneers:
However, they may not be as aesthetically natural looking as porcelain ones.