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A Dental veneer is a thin covering of porcelain placed over the tooth to achieve an improvement in shape, shade or function of your tooth.

dental veneersVeneers are made to look natural against your other teeth and are often used to repair chipped teeth or to close small gaps, where braces would be unsuitable. Veneers can be a less damaging way to repair small cracks and chips than crowns, which require large parts of the tooth to be removed but will give better results than a composite filling which do not provide a strong enough restoration for chipped corners.

Veneer treatments take on average two visits to complete. The first visit is to prepare the tooth for the veneer and match the shade and the second visit is to fit it using a special adhesive and ensuring that you are happy with the colour and shape of your teeth. Once fitted some minor adjustments may be needed to ensure the veneer fits perfectly within your bite, but the dentist may ask you to wait a week before these adjustments are made. Due to the delicate nature of veneers they are likely to chip or break but when this happens the dentist can repair the chip or where necessary fit a new one. 

Veneers are also long lasting treatments and a very cost effective way in improving your smile. As with all restorations veneers need to be taken care of to ensure they last long.

Pomfret & Farrell dentists will assess your teeth to see if veneers are suitable and will discuss and show you the right shade of the veneers to be used if that is the most suitable option. We are very well experienced in placing veneers and have had many years experience in this type of treatment.