Veneers | Cyncoed | Cardiff | Private Dentist
Veneers from just £250 per tooth
Veneers are one of the top cosmetic dental treatments in the UK. They are often used for smile makers or other cosmetic dental procedures. Depending on the desired outcome, veneers can be made from either porcelain or composite. Composite veneers are cheaper, but porcelain veneers last longer. Veneers are built to perfectly fit the shape of your existing teeth and are a great way to hide damage or stains.
Veneers are not just for repairs. Increasingly they are being used for cosmetic purposes as well. Veneers allow you to alter the shape of your teeth so you can design your own perfect smile. Veneers are only applied to the teeth that are visible when you smile – the front teeth, six uppers and six lowers. For rear teeth and molars, it is more common to use crowns.
As you can probably guess, veneers match the colour of your existing teeth. This means that it’s a good idea to undergo whitening treatment before choosing your veneers. Once veneers have been matched to your teeth, their colour can’t be changed, so it’s worth making your other teeth as white as possible before you begin.
3 Steps to Veneers
Smile Design Consultation
Book a ‘Smile Design’ consultation and speak to a member of our dental team about the teeth or tooth you would like to change. We will explain the best treatment options for you and how much they might cost.
Smile Design Dentist Consultation
Now that you know which treatment you may want to have it’s time to meet one of our dentists. They will carry out a scan of your teeth and provide you with an accurate treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
Using the ‘Smile Design’ plan you have created with your dentist and expert team will carry put the required treatment and put the finishing touches to your brand new smile.
"I Love my New Smile!"
More about Veneers
As long as veneers are fitted correctly, there is no danger of them ruining your teeth. However, we will need to extract some of the original tooth to make space for the veneer. This means that, in the future, a veneer or bonding will always be needed to maintain the shape of the tooth.
Your dentist can remove your veneers whenever you wish. However, you will usually need to restore the tooth with some kind of veneer.
First we remove a small portion of your existing tooth. The tooth is then shaped to form a base for the new veneer. A porcelain or composite veneer is made in advance and attached to the existing tooth to create a new, natural-looking tooth.
The cost of veneers can vary. Since veneers are only used for the front upper six and lower six, you won’t need a veneer for every tooth.
Not at all! As long as they are fitted correctly, veneers can effectively solve a wide range of dental problems.
What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers give a subtle and natural look. Most people can’t tell them apart from natural teeth. Not only do they look great – they are also the fastest way to achieve your perfect smile. It is much quicker to alter the smile with veneers than to move teeth with an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign. Veneers give you a natural looking smile. They are designed to match the colour of your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
What options are there?
There are several ways to alter the shape of your teeth:
- Composite bonding– Composite bonding is commonly used to seal gaps in the teeth, sometimes known as diastema. It is also used to subtly alter the shape of teeth. This treatment provides immediate results and can normally be completed in a single session.
- Composite Veneers – Composite veneers have a lot in common with composite bonding. The main difference is that a composite veneer is attached to the front of the teeth. More composite bonding is then blended with the veneer to create your perfect smile. Composite veneers usually need to be replaced every five years, making them a mid-term option. It is common for patients to start with composite veneers and then move on to porcelain once they are used to their new look.
- Porcelain Veneers – Porcelain veneers usually last 15-20 years, making them a longer-term solution. They are applied with a similar technique to composite veneers but using a different material. Porcelain is easier to take care of than composite and tends to reflect light in a more attractive way.
- Orthodontics– Invisalign is the last word in invisible orthodontics. It is always better to move healthy teeth into the correct position if possible. Taking this approach requires no preparation work and leaves you with all of your natural teeth.
It can be hard to know which treatment is best for you. This is why we offer our patients a “Smile Design” appointment. This gives you a chance to talk to our dental team about the results you hope to achieve. We’ll then talk you through your options.