Tooth veneers

About tooth veneers

Picture of tooth veneers

Tooth veneers are a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.

Dental fees for Tooth veneers

Veneer Price: 350.00
Gold Crown or Inlay Price: 450.00
Crown (Porcelain fused to Grey Metal) Price: 420.00
Crown (Porcelain fused to light Gold Metal) Price: 450.00
Hi-tech Crown (natural looking, metal free) Price: 550.00
Bridge per Unit Price: 420.00
Adhesive Bridge (per Replacement Tooth) Price: 650.00
Composite Inlay Price: 420.00
Porcelain Inlay Price: 500.00
Gold Cast Post Price: 95.00
Direct Post Core Price: 80.00
Pin Core Build Up Price: 75.00
Recement Crown Price: 40.00
Recement Bridge Price: 60.00

Advice

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.

Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed.

Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones) generally. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

A natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth. This is excellent where the tooth supports the filling, but may not work so well for broken tooth corners. There will always be a join between the tooth and the filling material.

Crowns are used for teeth that need to be strengthened – either because they have broken, have been weakened by a very large filling, or have had root canal treatment.

Veneers should last for many years, but they can chip or break, just as your own teeth can. Your dentist will tell you how long each individual veneer should last. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary.