Veneers

Veneers

What are Dental Veneers?

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, very much like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural colour composite material is used instead of porcelain. Veneers can improve the colours, shape, position and fix any gaps in your teeth.

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A precise shape and shade of porcelain can be chosen to lighten the upper front teeth or to reshape them.It can make a chipped tooth look intact again- the porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth replacing the broken part.

Veneers are often used to close small gaps, when orthodontics is not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can be fitted to bring it into line with the rest of the teeth. Veneers can protect teeth from further damage caused by acid in foods and drinks or from acids in the stomach that cause the teeth to wear away. The teeth become thin and weak and can be protected by veneers.

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How are teeth prepared for a veneer

Some of the outer enamel surface of the tooth will be removed, to ensure that the veneer can be bonded to the tooth permanently. The amount of enamel to be removed is minimal. The tooth is prepared in two stages. The first stage will involve removing a small amount of enamel and taking an impression of the tooth. The impression is sent to the laboratory where they will reproduce a veneer to fit the tooth. We will place a temporary veneer on the tooth to protect it against sensitivity. A visit to the laboratory is essential to make sure the colour is matching the adjoining teeth and will look natural. The second stage will involve placing the veneers on the required teeth with a bonding material.

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Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk

Contact us

To speak to someone or to book an appointment:
Wimborne: 01202 889960
Dorchester: 01305 757570

How long will a veneer last

Veneers can last for some years but they can chip or break, just as your own teeth can. People who grind their teeth or clench put more stress on the teeth and the veneers and the life span will be shorter.

What happens after a veneer is fitted?

Some minor adjustments might be needed to make sure that you bite is correct. We would like to recall you one month after to make sure you are happy with the fit and function well with the new veneer.

FAQ: Veneers

Veneers are thin slices of porcelain. These are precisely made to fit over the visible surface of front teeth, very much like a false fingernail. There are also ‘composite’ veneers and these can be completed in just one visit.

Veneers are an ideal way of treating discoloured or unsightly teeth, closing gaps between front teeth, or repairing chips and cracks.

Porcelain veneers are made by a dental technician, using impressions taken by the dentist. The veneers are made in the laboratory and bonded to the tooth to form a strong and natural-looking repair.Composite veneers can be completed in one visit and involve bonding toothcoloured filling material to the front of the tooth. Although these veneers are slightly more prone to staining and have a shorter life, they are easily replaced.
Yes. Again, using either tooth-coloured material or porcelain, the dentist can change the shape or size of the tooth very slightly, closing the gap between the teeth.
Veneers usually need very little work on the tooth itself, and in many cases don’t even need an anaesthetic.

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Where to find us?

South Coast Dental Specialists have two practices located in Wimborne & Dorchester, Dorset. We see patients from all over the south of England from Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and of course Dorset.

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South Coast Implant & Cosmetic Dentist

Phone: 01202 889960
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk
Address: 11 Merley Park Rd, Broadstone, Wimborne BH21 3DA

Directions

We are located only 4 minutes away from Wimborne town center At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Oakley Hill/A349 Turn right onto Merley Park Rd your destination will be on the left.

If you are travelling by car we have ample car parking and disabled access.

If you are travelling by train the nearest train station to us is Poole (5 miles away). There are taxis at the station or use the buses. Taxis will cost approx. £10-£15. You can catch the free Poole flyer from the train station to the bus station, please leave an extra hour if you are doing this.

If you are travelling by bus please click here to view more information of how to get to us.

We are located only 24 minutes away from Bournemouth town center. Via Gravel Hill/A349.

We are located only 16 minutes away from Poole town center. Follow Holes Bay Rd/A350 and A349 to Merley Park Rd in Oakley.

We are located only 26 minutes away from Christchurch town center. Follow B3073, Ham Ln and A31 to Merley Park Rd in Oakley

We are located only 48 minutes away from Southampton town center. Take A3024 to Mountbatten Way/A33.

 

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South Coast Implant & Cosmetic Dentist and Dental Learning Centre

Phone: 01305 757570
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk
Address: Avenue House, S Walks Rd, Dorchester DT1 1DT

Directions

We are situated close to Dorchester town centre just off the B3144 in what was the large Conservative Club building.

If you are travelling by car we have ample car parking and disabled access.

If you are travelling by train there are two train stations in Dorchester – ‘Dorchester South’ which is only 0.2 miles away and ‘Dorchester West which is only 0.3 miles away.

If you are travelling by bus the closest bus stop is C1 on Trinity Street.

We are located only 16 minutes away from Weymouth town center. Follow A354, Weymouth Relief Rd and A354 to Weymouth Rd/B3147 in Dorchester.

We are located only 34 minutes away from Yeovil town center. Take Clarence St to Queensway/A30. Follow A360 to Salisbury Rd/A36 in Wilton

We are located only 1  hour and 39 minutes away from Wiltshire. Follow A360 to Salisbury Rd/A36 in Wilton.

We are located only 1  hour and 21 minutes away from Hampshire. Follow Bar End Rd/B3330 to A31.