If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, you may wish to explore cosmetic dentistry options like veneers.
Here at 76 Harley Street, a specialist dental practice in central London, we see patients with a wide range of dental concerns – perhaps they have one discoloured tooth, or the front teeth are stained beyond help from tooth whiteners, or they have a chipped tooth. In these cases, we may suggest veneers, and this is often met with a question about the costs involved.
What are veneers?
We use both porcelain and composite veneers – thin, custom-made shells of carefully tooth-colour-matched materials that cover the front surface of your teeth. They are permanently bonded to the teeth and, with discreet, natural-looking alterations to your tooth’s shape, size and colour, can transform your smile.
Here at 76 Harley Street, we take a minimal intervention approach to cosmetic dentistry, avoiding procedures that involve the otherwise unnecessary preparation of front teeth.
What exactly am I paying for?
The application of veneers is an intricate procedure that requires careful planning and skill. With porcelain veneers, our prosthodontics carefully shape the teeth, before taking impressions.
Once made precisely to an agreed shade, they are bonded into place. With composites, the method involves building up layers of carefully matched composite material on your teeth to hide the imperfections before polishing to a high degree.
We often recommend using composites as they are completely reversible and some patients, especially younger ones, feel more comfortable with this approach.
During your initial consultation with one of the dentists here at our central London specialist dental practice, all of your treatment options will be presented and discussed, together with a full schedule of costs so that you are able to make a fully informed decision about whether veneers are right for you.