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What is a dental veneer?

A veneer is a thin layer of dental material that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth to disguise a number of cosmetic imperfections and improve the colour, shape, and position of your teeth. The main types of materials used for veneers are porcelain and composite. Each material has its benefits which will be discussed in further detail below.

Veneers can be attached on a single tooth or multiple teeth for a complete cosmetic smile makeover. 

What can veneer be used for?

Many people feel self conscious about their teeth due to their appearance. It affects the confidence and often keeps them from freely smiling. 

The commonest  reason are due to teeth being discoloured, crooked, gappy or broken. 

The solution to many of these problems and getting the perfect smile are cosmetic veneers. This highly versatile cosmetic procedure is simple, pain free and can be an effective solution to a number of issues as listed below. Veneers can be used 

Straighten crooked teeth
Straighten crooked teeth

Where the teeth are out of line, we can place porcelain dental veneers on the teeth to disguise the overcrowding. This can be an alternative to orthodontic treatments.

Close gaps in teeth
Close gaps using veneer

For gaps between your teeth of a certain size, dental veneers can be an ideal solution to close the gaps quickly and easily.

Discoloured teeth
Discoloured teeth

Teeth can be discoloured for many different reasons.  Whether the discolouration affects one or multiple teeth, veneers are ideal to mask that discolouration.

Overlapping teeth
overlapping teeth

A common concern is where teeth overlap each other.  Veneers can be used to disguise the overlap by removing the overlapping enamel and placing the cosmetic veneers on top.

Worn teeth
Worn teeth

A common issue is where the teeth have been ground down over time, and they have shortened considerably.  Veneers are the ideal solution to restore short or worn down teeth.

Chipped teeth
Chipped teeth

Porcelain veneers are an ideal solution to restore the natural shape of chipped or broken teeth. This is suitable when there is still an adequate amount of tooth structure remaining on which the veneer is built upon. 

Veneers for beautiful smile

Benefits of Veneers Treatment

Veneers have a natural look

The veneers are designed and shaped according to the shape of your teeth and also the shape, colour and size that you desire. A high detailed impression is taken of your teeth to ensure that the veneer is made to mimic the natural look of your teeth.

Minimally invasive procedure

Compared to other dental procedures such as bridges or crowns, veneers are a much less invasive procedure. This means very little enamel is removed in the preparation of your teeth for veneers. Some veneers do not need the tooth to be prepared at all. Quite often the procedure does not require any local anaesthesia.

Veneers can last a long time

When carried out expertly and maintained with good oral hygiene, porcelain veneers can provide long lasting and stain free results. With adequate care and oral hygiene, dental veneers can easily last for more than 10 years. Due to its strength and stain free properties, it can also provide resistance to decay and discolouration.

Easy maintenance

Porcelain veneers are easy to maintain as they require the same maintenance you’d need with normal teeth. It is very simple really. Brush twice a day, flossing daily and visit your dentist for regular check-ups to ensure you enjoy white, natural and a healthy beautiful smile.

Solves many cosmetic issues

As mentioned previously, cosmetic veneers are a versatile cosmetic procedure capable of solving a wide range of cosmetic issues. Whether it is discolouration, chipped teeth, crowded teeth, gappy teeth or mis-shaped teeth, veneers can be the solution to making you smile confidently again. Your suitability for cosmetic porcelain veneers will be assessed by the dentist at the consultation appointment.

The veneers process

tooth impresion

Consultation: The dentist will take time to listen and understand your concerns and the cosmetic result you are seeking. 

Step 1 - Consultation

Step 2 - Preparation

Preparation: The dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front side of tooth. Impressions are then be taken of the prepared teeth. A temporary veneers is made, to enable you to preview the appearance of the veneers.

Cementation: The dental impressions that are taken are used to make a cast of your teeth.

Our team will guide you through the journey of achieving and maintaining a smile to be proud of.

Step 3 - Cementation

What are e.max veneers and their benefits?


Most dentists would recommend porcelain veneers due to the many cosmetic benefits of this material. It mimics the natural colour and gleam of teeth better than most of other materials.

Emax veneers is a type of porcelain veneer. It is primarily made of pressed ceramic. This is what makes emax veneers highly durable and strong, thus able to withstand most of the forces applied to natural teeth.

Below we outline some the biggest advantages of emax veneers, which is why we love them so much.

thin veneers

Conservative preparation

Due to its great strength, emax veneers can made very thin. This means very minimal preparation of the tooth is required. The minimal prep also ensures more enamel is available to bond to the veneer, thus improving the overall durability of the veneer.

Veneers have high strength

High Strength

Due to the way emax veneers made and the high strength porcelain used, the result is a material of very high strength that rarely chips or breaks like traditional porcelain. Due to its high strength, the veneer can also be in very thin layers without worry of chipping.

natural look

Natural Look

One of the great benefits of pressed ceramics like emax veneers is the high level of translucency, which gives them a more natural appearance than conventional ceramics. Emax veneers may be combined with feldspathic porcelain to enhance the aesthetics further. The final result is a highly aesthetic veneers that looks like a natural tooth.

  • What is the cost of lip filler treatment?
    Lip filler treatment starts from £150 per session. 0% finance payment options are available for all our cosmetic treatments at Wandsworth Dental Centre.
  • Does lip filler treatment hurt?
    There is useally some minor discomfort during the procedure. Many dermal fillers contain lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic. Further measures can be taken to make the comsmetic procedure as comfortable as possible such as applying mumbing cream to the areas of treatment. A complete nerve block may be carried out similar to that of traditional dental procedures. This will completely remove all sensations during treatment. With the right highly trained clinician, lip filler treatment should be a fairly comfortable treatment to carry out.
  • How long does lip filler treatment takes?
    There is an initial consultation, where one of our highly trained clinicians will carry out a facial analysis and discuss what you'd like to achieve and your treatment options. Treatment appointment times typically take around 30 minutes.
  • What are the aftercare Instructions?
    Avoid using make-up and lip balms for a minimum of 2 hours. Aboid activities involving extreme heats such as sauna, steam rooms and sun beds until any swelling subsides. A cold pack or ice may be used to help reduce any initial swelling. A review appointment may be arranged after your first treatment to assess your progress.
  • How safe are dermal fillers?
    With the right highly trained cosmetic dentist, lip filler and lip augmentation procedures are a safe cosmetic procedure to carry out. For this reason it is important to ensure the treatment is carried out by an experienced and fully qualified professional with a high level of knowledge of facial anatomy. This will greatly minimise the risk of side effects and complications. This will be discussed in detail with the cosmetic dentist before any procedure is carried out.
  • What do Lip Filler injections contain?
    There are various different materials that are used for lip filler treatments. At Wandsworth Dental Centre, we only use hyaluronic acid lip fillers due to their many benefits. Hyaluronic acid is a smooth naturally occuring substance which adds volume and provides contour to your lips.
  • What are the expected results?
    Lip filler treatment will give an immediate result following the procedure. Some of the added volume in the first 24 hours is due to swelling which will quickly subside. Ice may be used to reduce this initial swelling. Within 2-3 days, lips will return to their injection volume and will then gradually soften further over 2-3 weeks to their matural, soft and full feel.
  • How long do results last?
    Results do vary with each individual, as your metabolism can affect the speed at which hyaluronic acid is broken down. A conservative estimate would be 4-6 months. Results do tend to last even longer with successive injections as it takes longer for the body to breakdown the hyaluronic acid.
  • Are there any side effects to the Lip Fillers?
    Side effects of hyaluronic lip filler cosmetic treatment are temporary and normally last 2-3 days. These include: Swelling of the lips Bleeding and tenderness at the injection sites Reactivation of cold sore at the lips
  • Will my lips go back to normal after lip filler injections?
    After a few days of possible swelling, your lips will go back to their new fuller more definced volume. And after around 6 months, your lips will go back to how they were before lip filler treatment was carried out.
  • How often can you get lip fillers?
    This can vary with every individual and should be discussed in further detail with your cosmetic dentist. As a general rule of thumb, lip fillers are often repeated every 6 months to maintain the desired shape and volume of lips. It is not uncommon that when using hyaluronic acid lip fillers that with every successive treatment, the effects last longer.
  • I have a big day coming up? When should I get lip filler treatment?
    It's all about the planning, If for example you have a wedding coming up and want to look your best, we would recommend having your cosmetic lip filler treatment at least 3 weeks before the big day. If its your first time having lip filler, we would advise having the treatment 4-6 weeks before.
  • Can I get other cosmetic treatments at the same time?
    Absolutely! It's very common for our patients to have Teeth Whitening and Botox treatments, both great ways of enhancing your natural beauty and giving you a more youthful look.
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