Cosmetic Dental Veneers

The Gentle Dental Practice, East Molesey

Dental Veneers are are a way of improving the front surface of teeth without destroying a lot of tooth tissue just as we might need to when preparing a crown. They are part of the area in dentistry we refer to a Minimal Intervention Dentistry.


Usually made from porcelain, these very thin pieces that are custom made, are bonded on to the front surface of the teeth to give a totally natural appearance. A single tooth can be veneered right through to a combination of several teeth.


It is important to consider a tooth whitening treatment too as tooth whitening cannot change the colour of ceramic so once fitted cannot be lightened. We prefer to lighten teeth prior to preparation for veneers.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers can also be made out of tooth coloured composite materials and this is often the treatment of choice with children where they still may have teeth to erupt into place or move into a better position. Composite veneers are also a good interim measure to try out a change with the shape of teeth where you may be uncertain as to how it will look.


Veneers are a great modern treatment, minimising the amount of tooth destruction and achieving a realistic natural pleasing appearance.