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Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are a thin but very strong shell of porcelain made to fit over the visible surface of your tooth. Dental veneers are made in a dental laboratory and are bonded to your teeth with resin cement.

Veneers should last for many years; but they can chip or break just like your own teeth. Small chips can usually be repaired but sometimes a new veneer may need to be fitted.

Porcelain Veneers

Reasons You May Require Porcelain Veneers

There are many reasons why porcelain veneers may be prescribed by your dentist, here are a few on the common ones

  • Genetics: You slight crowding in your front teeth and may not want braces. Alternatively, you may have gaps, discoloured spots or unusually shaped teeth.

  • Trauma: You have had an accident at some point, and may have chipped or cracked your front teeth or required root canal work. Also a tooth may have become grey.

  • Childhood antibiotics: Although not as common these days, certain antibiotics given to you as a child may have left horizontal stains on your front teeth. In most cases, bleaching is ineffective and porcelain veneers have been found to be very effective in this situation.

  • Wear and Tear: Our teeth do wear down with age. Not only can this impact on your self-confidence but you may also have difficulties chewing and digesting.


Creating and attaching a set of porcelain veneers involves removing a small amount of enamel from your tooth, usually the same thickness as the veneer. We will take an impression and send it to a dental technician, who makes the veneer in a laboratory.

Each veneer is then bonded to your tooth to make it strong and natural-looking.


From $1,200 per tooth
Several factors can vary and increase the cost of treatment.