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Understanding Veneers   Back to Treatments 

Veneer - Lower comp before

Veneers are thin covers for teeth

- similar to a 'false finger-nail'

Veneer - Lower comp after
Veneer 2 before

Veneers improve the appearance of teeth

- by changing their shape, size, position and colour

Veneer 2 after
Veneer 1 before

A veneer can repair the structure of a single damaged tooth

- to help restore function, strength and appearance

Veneer 1 after
Veneer - Reduction Guide

Teeth sometimes need to be trimmed down

before veneers can be fitted

Veneer - Trimmed Tooth2
Veneer - Comp
Veneers can be made of resin or porcelain / ceramic Veneer - Ceramic
Veneer - Reduc Guide2
Veneers can be made directly or indirectly Veneer - Reduc Guide1
Veneer - Direct comp before

Direct veneers are put onto the tooth by the dentist

- using a soft material that then sets hard

(this is sometimes called 'bonding')

Veneer - Direct comp after
Veneers on model

Indirect veneers (sometimes called laminates)

are made outside of the mouth

(either by machine or in a laboratory by a dental technologist)

the dentist then glues the veneer onto the tooth

Veneer 1

David can help you decide if veneers are right for you

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