If you're looking for the best porcelain dental veeners in North London from a highly rated and experienced specialist dentist, our state-of-the-art Hampstead clinic can help.
You will benefit from over 30 years extensive cosmetic dentistry experience from our owner and principal dentist, Dr Mehran Sanei (GDC No: 67683). Dr Sanei has given numerous national and international lectures on the topics of Cosmetics and Implantology and has been an active member of the American Dental Society of London since 1999.
Our highly experienced dental veneers team are all registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and our highly rated clinic is also monitored and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so you can rest assured you are in safe hands.
Veneers are a very popular form of cosmetic dentistry in which a thin veneer like facing made from porcelain is placed over the tooth. They provide a new layer to replace the flawed, chipped, worn or discoloured enamel.
As you age, your teeth can become discoloured due to a huge number of different causes. Tea, coffee, red wine and spicy foods can all stain your teeth, and there are many other things that can cause your teeth to become discoloured which can’t be treated with simple tooth whitening.
Discolouration from root canal treatment, certain medications or large resin fillings will not be significantly reversed by traditional whitening treatments, as these procedures work best on natural and unaffected enamel.
With dental veneers, a layer of porcelain is placed over the discoloured surface of your tooth, making it appear much lighter and at the same time improving its shape and alignment.
You can also be born with discoloured teeth (congenitally discoloured or malformed teeth) or unsightly banding of the teeth if you had medication or suffered any systemic disease at the time the teeth were developing.
Some people choose to get porcelain veneers to lengthen the appearance of their teeth. Those who suffer with bruxism – a condition which makes you grind, clench or gnash your teeth unconsciously whilst either awake or asleep – will cause teeth to wear down over time.
This can result in teeth looking much shorter than they are meant to, affecting not only the appearance of your smile, but also potentially your ability to incise through food, bite and chew.
Porcelain veneers are bonded to the frontal surfaces of your teeth, but they can be made to extend further if needed. Think of veneers like fake nails, which enhances the appearance of your tooth by improving its shape and colour, but also potentially providing additional functionality and protection for your tooth.
If you choose to do this however, bear in mind that porcelain veneers can become damaged just like real teeth. If you’re seeking veneer treatment, make sure you speak to our dental team in Hampstead about getting a protective mouth guard following the procedure.
Just as porcelain veneers can be used to lengthen the appearance of worn down teeth, they can also be used to cover teeth that have been chipped or broken.
Your dentist will simply smooth off any rough edges before laying your porcelain veneers over the top of any damaged teeth. Then, all you will be able to see is the flawless outer shell of the veneer, leaving you with perfectly shaped teeth.
Porcelain veneers can even be used for wonky and twisted/crowded teeth and those with gaps in between.
Whilst they will not be able to actually straighten your teeth, they can make them appear straighter to the world in just a few appointments. This makes them extremely popular with patients facing lengthy treatment time for other ‘straightening’ methods.
The porcelain veneers are made oversized and when applied, will reduce the gap.
Click to watch the video below to help understand the process.
Whilst not exactly a medical problem, some people naturally have teeth which are very short or thin. Unlike cracks and chips, these are not always seen as an aesthetic problem either, however it can still cause some people to become self-conscious about smiling.
In this case, we could completely remodel the appearance of your smile by evening out the size of your teeth to create a much more natural and proportionate appearance, – so you’ll never have to feel like hiding your smile again!
Some patients may have issues with multiple mismatching visible white filings which were carried out at different times and need covering up. These white fillings will often be of different colours or shapes or be stained or have textures that give the appearance of the front teeth an unaesthetic effect.
Porcelain veneer treatment can be the perfect solution if you suffer from one or more of the issues above. Say your teeth are both discoloured and misaligned. To correct these issues individually would take a considerable amount of time, and cost.
With porcelain veneers, you can both brighten and straighten the appearance of your smile in just a few appointments.
If you would like to find out about the benefits of dental veneers and the costs involved, please click here:
|Quality of Life
|Look and feel natural as well as more youthful
|Protects your teeth from future chipping and staining
|Instantly change your appearance
|Increase your confidence
|Cover chips, cracks, and discoloration
|Highly durable and long-lasting
A treatment plan with itemised costing and appointments will be provided to every patient prior to the start of treatment. The final cost of treatment will depend on patient expectations, treatment complexity and duration along with the number of teeth involved.
We aim to keep our prices as competitive as possible compared to other highly experienced London veneer dentists, but will not compromise our quality standards in doing so.
Including the cost of your assessment, chair time, materials, equipment and laboratory fees, bespoke porcelain veneers will cost:
|Consultation (inc all small xrays)
|£130 (usually £190)
|Porcelain Veneers (per tooth)
Please note the fees above do not include the following, some of which may or may not be required; a smile wax up, in the mouth mock up, complex smile design, provisionals, core build-up/foundation work, pre treatment whitening.
Subject to initial consultation.
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Benefit from over 30 years expertise of our highly qualified dental veneers specialist and principal dentist, Dr Mehran Sanei (GDC No: 67683). Recognised by the British General Dental Council and the American Dental Association as a Specialist in Prosthodontics he has also giiven national and international lectures on the topics of Cosmetics and Implantology.
To book your porcelain veneers consultation, please call us today on 020 7431 2710 and we will help you achieve the results you’ve always wanted.
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A dental veneer is a cosmetic dental procedure used to change the appearance of your teeth. A very thin layer of porcelain is bonded over the front surface of your tooth to cover cracks, chips and discolouration. Veneers can make the tooth appear longer, smoother, healthier, whiter and generally more attractive.
Click to watch the video below to help understand the process.
If you‘re unhappy with your smile due to staining, cracks or chips, or your teeth are short or mismatched then dental veneers are the ideal cosmetic procedure to correct these issues and improve your smile.
Porcelain veneers can last for up to 30 years when well cared for. The most common causes of premature failure are both trauma and tooth decay, so it is vital you do everything you can to protect and maintain your new veneers.
Ensuring optimal oral hygiene with regular dental checkups, as well as regular flossing and brushing with non-abrasive toothpastes will help keep complications at bay.
The veneers process only takes a few visits to the dentist; making it a relatively quick and easy way to reimagine your smile. These appointments include:
You may also be asked to come in for a follow up appointment a few weeks after your veneers procedure.
When properly carried out, veneers will not ruin your teeth. However the treatment is irreversible since a portion of enamel is removed to make room for the veneers.
The dental veneers procedure is minimally-invasive with patients reporting no pain or discomfort at all during treatment. The only preparation required for veneers is the removal of a thin layer of enamel from your teeth.
This layer of enamel is equal in thickness to the veneer, so it’s removed to ensure a seamless fit. This can be done under a local anesthetic, and the layer of enamel is so thin that there is no pain for the patient.
Although porcelain is highly resilient to staining and cannot decay, veneers still require the same work to maintain as your natural teeth.
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