Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers at London City Smiles

Whether it’s purely for cosmetic purposes, or you have been advised to get veneers from your dentist, they are a strong solution to fixing several oral issues.
We provide affordable and painless veneer treatment that will have your smile complete once more.

Everyone has little imperfections in their teeth which can have a big effect on their smile and impact their self-confidence. Dental veneers are a fantastic option to deal with these little issues, improve the appearance of your teeth and bring back the confidence it takes to smile through life!

Dental veneers are small porcelain shells that are attached to the surface of your tooth to remove the appearance of imperfections in your teeth. Each one is custom-made to the shape of your teeth to provide a perfect fit for your teeth. This personalised fitting enables the complete removal of any aesthetic perfection whilst also providing ultimate protection for your teeth.

Porcelain is used to make dental veneers for their strength, (which provides resilience against wear and tear) and also because it isn’t prone to staining. Both of these aspects give you the reassurance that your veneers are durable and provide you with the best dental protection. Veneers help you to remove the appearance of stained and discolored teeth, damaged teeth, gaps in-between teeth, and misshapen teeth.

Dental veneers are custom-made porcelain shells that cover the surface of teeth to hide imperfections while providing protection. Porcelain is used for strength and resistance to staining. Veneers can improve the appearance of stained, damaged, misshapen, or spaced teeth.

This service begins with an initial consultation to assess the requirements and discuss the available options for the treatment. A digital smile design can be created to help design and achieve the ideal smile.

The first treatment appointment involves conservative preparation of the teeth to ensure a proper fit and surface for the veneers. Moulds or digital scans are taken and sent to a dental laboratory for the manufacture of the veneers.

Moulds or a digital scan are then taken and sent to a dental laboratory that will manufacture the new veneers. The fitting appointment is typically scheduled 2 weeks after this. During this visit, the fit and appearance of the new veers are checked before they are permanently cemented into place.





The Benefits

Dental veneers are a great way of removing any imperfections in the appearance of your smile. They help to treat the following issues:

  • Misshapen teeth
  • A gummy smile
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Gaps in the teeth
  • Damaged or chipped teeth

Not only will this treatment deal with these issues and give you renewed confidence in the appearance of your teeth, but it can also help to improve your dental health. This is because misshapen or crooked teeth can be difficult to clean, so a veneer can help to improve your brushing routine. Good-looking teeth are always healthy teeth too!

Not only will this treatment deal with these issues and give you renewed confidence in the appearance of your teeth, but it can also help to improve your dental health. This is since misshapen or crooked teeth can be difficult to clean, so a veneer can help to improve your brushing routine. Good-looking teeth are always healthy teeth too!

Porcelain is a very strong material that will stand the test of time and deal with what we consume daily. Its durability means it will last a long time with the right amount of care.

Your smile will look back to its radiant best post-treatment and have a renewed element of protection against bacteria and other infections as it acts as a cover for your original tooth

Porcelain doesn’t typically stain like other materials do, however. This makes it hugely advantageous as a choice of treatment.

Gaps in your teeth, such as cracks, chips, or missing teeth, leave you prone to infections. By covering up these gaps, you can make this far less likely and improve your overall oral health.

It will take only two appointments to have veneers fitted, sparing you time and not needing to clear your busy schedule.

Our Approach

If you have a worn-down tooth, some oral damage, or another significant problem with your teeth, London City Smiles can address this with veneers fitted by our experienced experts.

Your new porcelain cap, which sits on top of your old tooth, will look just like your other tooth and feel as natural too. Uniformity is important to your smile so we will make sure the artificial installation suits your other teeth.

Veneers, when fitted by a registered outfit like London City Smiles, are an affordable and safe method of treatment. If you have nerves when it comes to dentistry, we’re adept at providing care so your procedure will be as calm and stress-free as possible.

To book your consultation or get in touch with the London City Smiles team, use the online booking system or find the contact details here.


How much do veneers cost?

The cost depends on how many veneers are required and what the condition of your teeth is currently like, among other things. Speak to your consultant who will let you know the cost during the consultation.

How long do veneers last?

With good care, porcelain veneers can last over a decade before they need readdressing. Make sure to avoid whatever foods your dentist suggests in the first two weeks post-treatment so your mouth can recover properly.

How long do veneers take to fit?

Two appointments are required, but the actual fitting on the second appointment will take a very short amount of time.

How long does it take to recover from the veneer procedure?

You might experience some sensitivity in the first two weeks of treatment, but this is perfectly normal. Speak to your dentist about what you should and shouldn’t do during this period. Over-the-counter medication should help with mild pain.

What happens to my teeth after veneers, and will I ever get cavities?

The integrity of veneered teeth is only marginally compromised, and the veneer is bonded to the existing teeth.

No higher incidence of decay provided the veneers are properly cared for with regular flossing and brushing with toothpaste.

Decay will start where the restoration meets the tooth.

How long will porcelain veneers last?

They can last from 7 to 20 years, but surrounding gum tissues and the tooth or teeth they are attached to will change and mature over time.

Do porcelain veneers look fake?

Individual results vary, but the goal is for the porcelain veneers to look and feel like a person’s own teeth, only better.

The dentist and lab technician must work together to create a natural look.

Can veneers be removed?

Veneers are considered an irreversible treatment because some tooth structures and enamel are removed before placing veneers.

Removing them for good will leave teeth permanently scarred, at high risk for damage, and unhealthy looking.

What are the advantages of porcelain veneers over other types of cosmetic dental bonding procedures?

Veneers look life-like as they let light through the teeth.

They are resistant to staining as porcelain is ceramic.

If my teeth are reshaped for veneers or crowns, what will they look like? Will they be sensitive?

Provisional restorations can be placed to help prevent sensitivity, allow limited function, and provide a beautiful smile between visits.

Some sensitivity can occur.

Do porcelain veneers stain with foods like tea, coffee, and wine?

Porcelain veneers should not stain, but avoiding or minimizing behaviours that lead to staining and maintaining hygiene and maintenance procedures are recommended.

How do I get veneers to match my other teeth?

Most people get their veneers in a whiter shade than their natural teeth and then undergo tooth whitening to create a matching aesthetic.

How are veneers fitted?

Veneers are fitted in a three-step process involving tooth preparation, impression taking, and attachment using dental adhesive.

Can you have veneers with gum disease or receding gums?

Prior treatment for gum disease or tooth decay is necessary before having veneers placed.

For receding gums, gingival veneers may be recommended.

How do I care for my veneers?

Caring for veneers requires the same care as natural teeth, including brushing and flossing, and attending regular dental check-ups and hygienist appointments. Night guards can help ease night clenching and grinding known as bruxism.

For more on dental veneers by London City Smiles, fill out a consultation form to get started.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers can be applied in one visit and cover the whole or part of a tooth surface.

The dentist roughens the tooth surface with acid and applies a bonding agent.

Composite material is built up gradually in thin layers to form the required tooth shape.

A special light is used to harden the composite resin at each stage.

Once the desired look, colour, and shape are achieved, the veneer is polished to resemble a natural tooth.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Our cosmetic bonding services are designed to repair decayed, chipped, fractured, or discoloured teeth with a tooth-coloured composite resin material.

Advantages of cosmetic bonding include:

It can be completed in a single visit.

The composite resin material bonds directly to the tooth.

It can be used to close gaps between teeth, improving overall appearance.

How does it work?

Our cosmetic bonding procedure is a quick and painless process that typically requires no preparation work or anaesthetic, unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth.

Here’s what you can expect during your cosmetic bonding appointment:

Our dentist will use a shade guide to select the composite resin material colour that best matches the colour of your teeth.

The tooth surface is lightly roughened with an etching solution and then coated with a bonding liquid to help the cosmetic bonding material adhere.

Our dentist will apply the tooth-coloured composite resin material, moulding and smoothing it until it is the proper shape.

The material is hardened with a special curing light and then trimmed and shaped further until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.

Finally, the material is polished to ensure a seamless and natural-looking result.

It is typical to have a review visit to assess how you are adapting to the bonding and make any necessary changes.

Ceramic Veneers

The process of getting ceramic veneers normally takes longer than composite veneers.

Each veneer must be individually crafted in a laboratory, which can take 1-3 weeks.

After tooth preparation, the dentist takes a dental impression or scans to ensure a perfect fit of the veneers.

The dental impression may also be used to create a template for planning the result when significant changes are being made to the teeth’s shape or size.

Temporary veneers may be given to protect the prepared teeth while awaiting permanent ones, depending on the dentist and the amount of preparation involved.

At the next appointment, the dentist cleans the teeth again and uses acid to roughen the tooth and veneer’s surface.

A strong dental adhesive is used to secure the porcelain veneers in place.

The process may take one or two hours, depending on the number of teeth being treated.

Care is taken to isolate the tooth/teeth being worked on to keep the surface dry as any moisture may interfere with the bonding agent.

Veneers can achieve several results, including:

Changing tooth colour: Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are discoloured or stained due to various factors.

Covering translucent teeth: Thinning enamel can lead to translucent teeth, and veneers can protect and improve their appearance.

Altering the shape of teeth: Veneers can reshape teeth that are naturally too small or too short, providing an even and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Repairing chipped teeth: Veneers can cover small chips in teeth and improve their appearance.

Improving alignment: Veneers can be used to remove gaps and correct misaligned or irregular teeth, but this is not recommended for younger patients.

Repairing damage caused by bruxism: Porcelain veneers can restore the appearance of teeth that have been worn down due to tooth grinding and protect them from sensitivity to hot and cold.

Porcelain veneers are created by a skilled lab technician, which takes time and adds to the cost. Composite veneers, on the other hand, can be built up and shaped by the dentist. Veneers are less invasive, quicker, and less expensive than placing an implant or a crown.

What are Dental Veneers?

  • A veneer is a thin custom-made moulding that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth.
  • Veneers are a quick and effective solution to stained, chipped, misshapen, crooked teeth or gaps.
  • They are a cosmetic treatment that covers only the front surface of the tooth, creating a natural look that mimics the size, shape, and colour of your teeth
    Ceramic can be chosen to give the right colour and improve a single discoloured tooth or lighten your front teeth.
  • Veneers are known as the ‘smile makeover’ because they can transform your smile within a few visits.
  • Each veneer is placed over the front surface of the tooth to mask its shape and/or colour, making it a popular dental procedure for patients who have insecurities about their teeth and smile.

This is how the treatment works

Firstly, book a consultation to discuss with our team what you want so the right treatment and package can be provided to you.

Your dentist will routinely check that your teeth are in good enough condition to have the veneers fitted. If any infections or conditions are spotted, they will need to be treated first.

A digital scan or an impression will be taken to see what your mouth looks like generally; this gives us the best chance to match the veneer with your other teeth.

Your next appointment will see your dentist fit the veneers into your mouth permanently. You’ll be administered a local anesthetic first so that you won’t feel a thing until everything is done.

Treatment process:

  • Consultation with a cosmetic dentist.
  • Photos and records of existing teeth may be taken.
  • Radiographs may be taken to check the current tooth condition.
  • Check for any problems like gum disease that may need to be addressed before treatment.
  • Preparatory work involves trimming a thin layer of enamel off the tooth/teeth for veneer attachment.
  • No nerves are present in enamel, so the process shouldn’t be painful, but an anaesthetic may be administered.
  • Dental cleaning and tooth whitening on surrounding teeth may be necessary for colour-matching.
  • Regular teeth whitening schedule is necessary to maintain colour match.

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