Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a fantastic way to improve the appearance of chipped, misshapen or discoloured teeth and are a popular option at Glenfield Dental.

A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain, which is carefully created to fit over the tooth’s front surface the way a false fingernail covers a natural nail.

Veneers can be used to improve the following dental issues:

  • Stained or discoloured teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth

The procedure for porcelain veneers

Depending upon the size and shape of the tooth, the preparation process for each patient is different. We also have a system in place where direct veneers can be created in just one visit. When you come to your initial consultation at Glenfield Dental, we will discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of each system so that you can make an informed decision about which one to choose.

Before treatment begins we will ask you about your treatment expectations and examine your teeth and gums. If any enamel needs to be removed during the preparation process we will numb the teeth before doing so. Then we will create impressions of the teeth and send them to our excellent dental technician, who will create your veneers. It usually takes around one week for a veneer to be manufactured, during which time we will provide you with temporary veneers.

When you come back for your permanent veneers, we will check that that the veneer fits perfectly over your tooth and make sure you’re happy with the way it looks and feels before bonding it into place using a special adhesive.

If you’re considering porcelain veneers to improve your smile, give Glenfield Dental a call on 0116 287 9608 to see if you’re a suitable candidate.