A dental veneer is an extremely thin layer of porcelain that is used to cover a tooth.

There are several reasons why you may have a dental veneer applied:

  • To straighten teeth
  • To close gaps between teeth
  • To mask discoloured teeth
  • To repair broken teeth
  • To restore worn or eroded teeth
  • To lighten teeth further than teeth whitening procedures allow

Like many other dental procedures, veneers can be used on single teeth or as part of a wider dental cosmetic makeover.

Although dental veneers are extremely thin, they are also incredibly strong.

Like dental crowns, a veneer will retain its look and function at its best for 10 to 15 years. After this time, some of it’s surface shade may dull or its margins may become slightly visible. In these cases though, any replacement treatment is merely optional as opposed to a clinical requirement.

If you are experiencing tooth erosion, gaps or simply need to mask discoloured teeth and would like to enquire about veneer treatment, or would to discuss other dental treatments then get in touch with Dr Salman Malik today to arrange your free consultation. Clinical appointments are available in London, Manchester and Liverpool (St Helens).