Very few people are lucky enough to have a perfect smile. Common imperfections include teeth that are stained, chipped, worn or too small, or not an ideal shape, are out of alignment or have unsightly gaps between them. These problems can often be remedied with veneers.

Transform Your Smile with Veneers at Shire Dental

Dental Veneers aren’t just about creating a perfect-looking smile; they’re about crafting a smile that perfectly suits you. Utilising cutting-edge techniques and customised care, Dental Veneers offer a solution to a wide range of dental imperfections, transforming not only your smile but your confidence too.

Inspired to Transform Your Smile?

If you’re considering the transformative power of Dental Veneers, we’re excited to support you on this journey. From the initial consultation to the unveiling of your dream smile, our dedicated team at Shire Dental is here to ensure your vision becomes a reality.

What are Veneers?

Made from porcelain or composite resin, veneers are a thin shell of material covering the front surface of a tooth, masking the tooth’s appearance underneath. Well-designed veneers can create a more cosmetically perfect and naturally healthy smile that you will be proud to show the world. Veneers can be an excellent solution for addressing aesthetic problems affecting your teeth and can be used to subtly improve your smile or create a more dramatic transformation.

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Who Can Have Veneers?

Veneers are generally suitable for teeth that are healthy and strong and which do not have significant damage or decay. When you visit Shire Dental for your initial consultation, we can examine your teeth, discuss your aims for treatment and determine if veneers are the right option. The next step is deciding if you prefer porcelain or composite resin veneers.

What are the Main Differences between Porcelain and Composite Resin Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are indirect restorations, so they are made in our dental laboratory to our exact prescription. They are thin shells of porcelain made to fit precisely over the prepared tooth surface. Usually, it is necessary to remove approximately 0.5mm of tooth material in preparation for porcelain veneers to create enough room for these restorations. Porcelain veneers are hard-wearing and durable and will not stain or discolour. With the right care, they can last ten or more years.

Composite resin veneers are made chairside, so it is frequently possible to complete them during a single visit. It may be unnecessary to remove tooth material in preparation for these veneers. The composite resin is applied to your teeth before it is hardened, shaped and polished. Composite resin is durable, but it is not as hard-wearing as porcelain, and it can become discoloured and stained after a few years, depending on your lifestyle choices. So, for example, if you smoke, it will discolour more quickly.

Composite resin is a more cost-effective option and can be ideal for anyone looking to make subtle changes to the appearance of their teeth. Porcelain veneers can create a more significant transformation and are ideal if you wish to have multiple veneers.

All our veneers are custom designed and fabricated using the highest quality materials, so you are assured of receiving excellent results no matter your choice.

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