Cosmetic Fillings & Veneers
Chipped a front tooth? You may not have a time machine, but come and see our dentists for a beautifully matched filling, and it will look like it never happened!
Fixing your smile.
Have a chipped tooth? Want some front teeth reshaped?
Composite fillings or porcelain veneers may be a good option for you. For aesthetic cosmetic fillings, we use IPS Empress Direct, a highly aesthetic filling material that will blend seamlessly into your teeth.
Just want brighter, whiter teeth? Find out more about teeth whitening options including Zoom Whitening here.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are placed over teeth to improve your smile. Veneers are generally a cosmetic treatment – if done well, they are a very quick way of achieving a perfect smile.
They are a great option for covering up discolouration of teeth, or if you don’t like the shape or colour of your teeth. Depending on your specific smile, we can also change the position of the teeth if they’re a little crooked. However, if colour is the only thing you’re worried about, tooth whitening may also be an option for you to consider – see our Teeth Whitening page.
Book an appointment
Make an appointment with one of our friendly dentists to discuss the best way to restore your tooth to its natural function and good looks!
Frequently Asked Questions
How are veneers different to crowns?
Veneers don’t involve removing as much tooth as a crown – instead of covering the whole tooth, they are just a thin ‘veneer’ over the front and tips of the teeth.
We may recommend a crown if we’re worried about the strength of the tooth, but for cosmetic-only reasons veneers are less invasive for most people – the best way to find out which option is best for you is to speak to your dentist.
What’s the difference between composite resin veneers and porcelain veneers?
Generally, porcelain veneers will look better due to the material and age better over time as they are less likely to stain or chip, as they are made in a lab rather than in your mouth. Sometimes, composite resin veneers may be a better option for you, for a number of reasons – book a consult with one of our friendly dentists to have a chat about which option is right for you.
How long do veneers take?
For porcelain veneers, they involve a “preparation” appointment where we prepare the teeth and take some impressions for the lab, and then another appointment to cement the veneers after the dental laboratory’s ceramist has designed and created your veneers.
Composite resin veneers are all done in one appointment as this does not involve a dental lab.
I had a root canal and the tooth is turning grey, what can I do?
If you have a tooth that has turned grey or discoloured after root canal therapy, “internal tooth bleaching” is a powerful way to improve the colour of your tooth without removing more tooth – if you think this might be the option for you, call us to book a consult and we can discuss if it’s right for you.
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