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
Close gaps in teeth
Discoloured teeth
Overlapping teeth
Worn teeth
Chipped teeth
Veneers for beautiful smile

Benefits of Veneers Treatment

Veneers have a natural look
Minimally invasive procedure
Veneers can last a long time
Easy maintenance
Solves many cosmetic issues

The veneers process

tooth impresion

Step 1 - Consultation

Step 2 - Preparation

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.

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.

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

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.

Veneers Treatment FAQs

What is the cost of dental veneers?

Our aesthetic emax veneers are prices from £550. This is one of the best prices for veneers in London. Discounts may be available if treatemnt requires multiple veneers. You can discuss this further with your dentist at the consultation appointment.

Can you finance veneers

We offer interest free payment plans that split the cost into manageable monthly payments.

Can veneers be repaired?

This depends on the material used for the veneer. Composite resin veneers are easily repaired, often at the chairside if it's a small break. or at the dental laboratory. Repairs are not as easily done with porcelain veneers. Small chips maybe repaired at chairside with composite fillings. If a porcelain venners breaks completlely, it would need to be replaced.

Is there a warranty for veneers?

In case of damage or fracture, your dentist will replace the veneers at a reduced cost within the stipulated time frame if proper homecare is used. Please ask your dentist for further details.

Will I have good looking temporary teeth?

Yes, we strive to give great aesthetic results even with your temporary veneers. We like to see this as a trial run for the real veneers. Using the diagnostic wax up, you will be able to visualise the end result of your veneers. This wax up is what we use to make the temporary veneers.

How much tooth is removed for veneers?

In short, very little. The great thing about emax veneers is that due to their strength, they can be made really thin without compromising their strength. This means only a very thin layer of enamel is removed in preparation of your teeth for veneers.

Will I see a model of my teeth before we start?

Yes, This is achieved through the diagnostic wax up which allows you to visualise the end results before starting any treatment.

Who long will they last?

When expertly placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist, and well looked after by the patient,cdental veneers can easily last for 10-15 years or longer. Throughout that time, they might require minor cosmetic repairs. The same habits that can cause damage to natural teeth also cause damage to veneers and can shorten their lifespan. Irregular habits like biting on hard items, or biting your nails, as well as biting into hard foods can damage damage and chip veneers the same way they do to teeth.

If a patient is a bruxist (grinds teeth) will they be able to have veneers if desired?

This must be assessed by the dentist at the consultation visit. It may be that you will need a night time mouth guard to protect the veneers from breaking and chipping.

Do veneers hurt?

You may experience a slight sensitivity to hot and cold after the preparation of tooth and also after cementation. However, the risk of increased sensitivity is reduced with emax veneers as a minimal amount of tooth is removed when preparing the tooth. This is because emax veneers can be made really thing without compromising their high strenght and durability.

Can veneers fall off?

Yes, veneers can decement from the tooth, Pending that the veneer is intact and not broken, it can normally be recemented on to the tooth without any problem.

Do veneers stay white?

One of the advantages of the porcelain emax veneers is the stain free property ot the pressed ceramic material, which means the shade of the veneer will not change over time. Composite veneers are susceptible to staining over time.

Do veneers cover the whole tooth?

Veneers cover the front of the tooth only. Dental crowns, which removes significantly more tooth tissue when preparing the tooth cover the whole tooth.