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Veneers are thin shells of tooth-coloured material that can improve the look or shape of your teeth to create your perfect smile.

Veneers are particularly effective when it comes to improving the appearance of teeth that have become stained, chipped and uneven. They can help you achieve confidence in your appearance by transforming your teeth.

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What are Veneers?

Veneers are very thin shells of composite resin and porcelain that are colour-matched to blend in with your own teeth. Veneers can be a great option to improve the shape and appearance of worn, damaged and discoloured teeth. Veneers do require a small amount of filing of your natural teeth so it is important that you are confident it is the right choice for you.

How long does the procedure take?

You can achieve a great new smile in two or three appointments. Initially, the tooth has to be drilled to remove a very thin layer of the outer enamel. The amount of enamel removed is often a fraction of a millimetre. This ensures that the very thin veneer will blend in with the surrounding teeth. An impression or mould is taken of the prepared tooth. This is sent to the dental laboratory along with photographs of your teeth so that they can create a veneer that is an exact match.

A temporary veneer is made to cover the tooth while you wait for the final version to be made. When it is ready and when you are happy with the colour and shape of the veneer, it is bonded to the tooth.

How do I look after my veneers?

Veneers are made of strong material and can last a long time. Just like natural teeth they are maintained with effective tooth brushing, flossing and if appropriate the use of interdental brushes. Veneers can be damaged by chewing and biting into harder foods and substances. Dental veneers may be at increased risk of damage if you bite your fingernails, chew on pens at work or if you grind your teeth in your sleep.

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“Thanks for the update. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate the extra work and effort everyone at the practice is putting in – I’m more convinced than ever this is the best dental practice in the world.”

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Mr RH

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"Jonathon Brown recently replaced a strategic front tooth with an implant. Right from the beginning Mr. Brown was clear and articulate about what he could do and how he would achieve it. The treatment itself went smoothly and on schedule…

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"I’ve always hated going to the dentist, and my teeth were – frankly – a mess. Because I had met him away from the dentist’s surgery, and my instinct told me he might be ok, I took a risk on…

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"After years of begrudging the six-monthly check-up (or every nine years), I thought I'd give Queens a go as I was working in the station house opposite.  An endless string of dentists who showed no interest in me or my health…

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Mr MD

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"You can expect a truly personal service from Paul and the rest of his friendly and professional team at the Queens Dental Practice – I’ve been a patient for several years and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Whether for general…

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Mrs LH

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"Childhood experiences of visits to the dentist supplemented by my reluctant occasional subsequent appointments as a young adult left me with a huge fear of dentistry and meant that I would only visit the dentist for many decades in extreme circumstances.…

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Mr AW

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"Following a course of treatment with Dr Jonathon Brown, I needed both upper and lower dentures. I was treated on the NHS and was fitted with plastic dentures. These required a fixative to keep them in place, and the taste…

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"After searching far and wide for a new family dentist, I’m so pleased to have found the Queens Dental Practice. Paul is simply an outstanding dentist, supported by a great team. Not only is he very thorough, but he has…

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Ms KP

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We just wanted to thank you for such a thorough, friendly and helpful examination and review my daughter and I had today. You were especially kind and welcoming to my four year old daughter, who was nervous about seeing the…

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Mrs MC

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I required emergency dental work last month and was very anxious about it given previous bad experiences else where. However, within minutes Dr Brown and his team put me at ease. I was extremely impressed by the level of care…

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Dr RB

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After putting of going to a dentist for a number of years due to severe anxiety, I have been extremely fortunate to find a fantastic dentist and dental nurse to really help my dental issues, educate on good hygiene and…

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