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What do veneers fix?

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The steps and stages of the dental veneer procedure

Oral Conditions Veneers Treat

The stigma surrounding veneers is that they are purely a cosmetic option for patients looking to improve the appearance of their teeth.

However, we know as expert cosmetic dentists that veneers offer so much more.

Using a very thin layer of composite or porcelain on top of the surface of the teeth, the veneer slips on the tooth like a cover that can protect damaged and affected parts of the tooth.

A permanent procedure, veneers are applied using special dental cement that can keep the veneer secure and strong for up to 20 years.

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Common problems veneers routinely fix

Veneers are versatile and used to treat and correct a wide range of oral and dental health problems across many fields of dentistry.

Veneers offer more than just cosmetic improvements, they provide a strong and healthy foundation for your oral health and provide patients with quick and simple fixes to the problems that make them feel self-conscious.


  • Taints from root canal procedures
  • Dark marks left from beverages
  • Excessive fluoride exposure
  • Resin fillings
  • Smoking stains

It’s natural as we age for our teeth to discolour, on top of this, the food and drinks we consume on a daily basis combined our habits also contribute to excessive staining.

It does not matter how many times you brush your teeth, or the grand specific of your oral hygiene routine, it is often impossible to retain a white, sparkling smile.

Teeth whitening products are often the popular solution for fixing this problem as it can be inexpensive, however, it is important to note that this is not a permanent fix and concealing discolouration caused by fluorosis will not work.

Veneers offer patients a great chance to fix a broad range of dental issues in one sitting.

Uneven teeth

  • Teeth that are too short
  • Heavily grinded teeth
  • Worn-down teeth

Heavily ground teeth can be impossible to reverse, whereas the length of your tooth can be worked on either with composite bonding, which does not last as long as veneers or with veneers themselves.

It’s important to bear in mind, however, that if you have a problem with bruxism that is advisable to get this problem treated if you are to proceed with porcelain veneers as tooth grinding can scrape the polish or damage the material.

Damaged teeth

  • Chipped
  • Broken
  • Cracked

It’s super easy to crack or chip a tooth – it can happen when you bite down on something too hard, or through accident and trauma.

Whilst it is viewed as an aesthetic issue, ignoring a chipped tooth can potentially cause more damage to your oral health as the tooth is vulnerable to more chipping and more pressure is added to surrounding teeth in the mouth.

Veneers in this instance cover and protect the underlying tooth from further decay and erosion, for patients who have one chopped tooth and wish to look into a more affordable option can opt for one veneer or composite bonding.

Misaligned and uneven teeth

  • Overbites &overjets
  • Underbites &underjets
  • Narrow smiles and arches
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Overcrowding and crooked teeth

It’s not just orthodontics that can straighten and align your teeth.

Veneers can be favoured by many adults in this aspect who do not have to undergo months and months of waiting for their teeth to perfectly align.

Veneers can be placed within three appointments and offer patients the chance to give their smile a full makeover.

Gaps in between teeth

  • Gappy and gummy smiles
  • Triangle shaped pockets

Leaving gaps in the mouth can lead to problems such as gum disease, digestive problems, bad breath and difficulty chewing.

Again, orthodontics can be a good solution to closing gaps, however as veneers offer fast and effective results they have fastly become the number one choice for adults seeking this treatment.

As veneers are shaped and custom made to your mouth they will be able to close gaps between teeth and provide the same functions as regular, normal teeth.

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Why are veneers so popular?

  • Fast (applied in three appointments or less)
  • Tolerated well by gums
  • Natural-looking
  • Do not require tooth shaping, shaving or drilling
  • Colours can be selected

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