Dental veneers are cosmetic procedure made from custom made thin shells of porcelain or resin bonded to front surface of your teeth to improve their shape, colour or position. At Southbank Dental we often use dental veneers to;
Fix discoloured teeth.
Close gaps between teeth.
Restore teeth that are worn down or chipped.
Help align or shape uneven or irregular shaped teeth.
Dental veneers are made from porcelain or resin composite materials. We use the highest quality of dental veneers available choosing the most aesthetically suitable for each of our patients’ teeth. Resin veneers require the dentist to remove less of the tooth surface as they are thinner than porcelain veneers.
They can be fitted in one visit as the composite resin is fashioned to the desired shape of the tooth and a special light is applied which cures the resin quickly. Once complete the tooth is polished. Though porcelain veneers are thicker and require more of the tooth surface to be removed they appear more natural and are more durable. Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining even from cigarettes and coloured liquids.
To prepare your porcelain veneer our experienced dentists will remove about half a millimetre of enamel from the tooth surface which is approximately equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added. For porcelain veneers, an impression of your tooth will be taken and sent to the dental laboratory to be manufactured. It takes approximately 1 -2 weeks for us to receive the veneers back from the laboratory. In some cases, a temporary veneer will be applied to your teeth until we receive the permanent veneer to be fixed. Once received, our dentist will check that veneer fits correctly and matches in colour by placing it temporarily on your tooth. The veneer is then trimmed and shaped until it fits perfectly. To allow your tooth to receive the veneer properly once bonded it is cleaned and etched. Special dental cement is then applied to your tooth and the veneer is placed upon it. Once our dentist has positioned the veneer properly he will apply a special light to the dental veneer which activates the chemicals in the dental cement causing it to harden quickly. Any excess dental cement is removed and your bite will be accessed. In many cases you will not need a local anaesthetic however if on assessment our dentist thinks that this is the best course of action, then he will administer one. In some cases can be an alternative to dental veneers.
If you are seeking experienced cosmetic dentist that can enhance your smile with premium quality dental veneers.
Then call us on 0184 386 1664 or pop into the practice at 144 High St, Broadstairs CT10 1JB, United Kingdom. We at Southbank Dental would love to tell you how we can assist.
Excellent, After being recommended both me and my wife joined the practice. My wife had her wisdom teeth extracted here. Both me and my wife are extremely happy with all the dental work and has had no problems since. Best dental experience I have ever had! Huge thanks to Dr. Kripa Desai. Lovely staff and very easy to communicate. I highly recommend the practice. Very much satisfied service.
The best dentist I've ever been to...by a country mile. The reception staff are lovely and the dentists are superb (my dentist is Bogdana). To be honest, if you are looking for a dentist, just come here. You won't regret it. Right next to Bermondsey tube station too, so easy to get to.
I had to urgently have my tooth extracted because I was in a lot of pain. I got referred to this clinic because I needed a specialist to do the job. Pleasant experience overall, I was able to get an appointment within a day and the tooth extraction - which I had imagined would be a painful ordeal, was as pleasant as a dentist experience can be. Overall very friendly, informative and professional. Definitely recommend.