• Cosmetic Treatment
  • Keeping Healthy Teeth
  • Chidren's Dentals Visits
  • Denplan

Q What is a veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. Sometimes a natural colour 'composite' filling material is used instead of porcelain.


Q What are the advantages of veneers?

  • Very little drilling of the tooth is required.
  • A veneer is permanent, once it is glued on it cannot be removed
  • A veneer can be used to close small gaps as an alternative to Orthodontic treatment
  • A veneer can be used to cover stains and will permanently change the colour of the teeth


Q How long will a veneer last?
Veneers should last for many years, they can break or chip just as your own teeth, if misused and abused. Small chips can be repaired, but it may be necessary to have a new veneer made.


Q How are teeth prepared for a veneer?
For a porcelain veneer, the outer surface of the tooth may be drilled away, to allow space for the veneer. A local anaesthetic (injection) may be used to minimise discomfort, but this is not usually necessary. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken and collected by the dental technician. The colour of the teeth either side is matched on a shade guide to ensure that the veneer will look natural. The veneer will then be ready to be bonded approximately 14 days later.
For a composite veneer, the outer surface of the tooth may be drilled away and the composite filling material is directly bonded on at the same visit.


Q Will I need a temporary veneer between visits?
The preparation of the tooth is so minimal therefore it is unlikely that you will need a temporary veneer.

Surgery Opening Hours

Monday 8.00am – 4.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm
These times may vary

Please help by giving us 24 hours notice to cancel or change an appointment. Patients wishing to change or cancel Monday morning appointments must do so by 1.30 pm on the proceeding Friday. Call 01322 223927 Otherwise a charge will be incurred.
On weekdays, please telephone the practice on 01322 223927 before 9.00am so that we can arrange to see you on the same day. Patients who have an emergency outside normal hours should ring the surgery for information regarding emergency treatment.


The centre is easily accessible for the less able and for wheelchairs. We have a ground floor surgery and disabled toilet facilities.