Do Veneers Mess Up Your Teeth?

Any treatment we do is always aimed at protecting your teeth from any harm and preventing any future damage from occurring. But can veneers be detrimental to your oral health?

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Can Veneers Damage Teeth & Gums?

If veneer treatment is done well, following the proper protocols and standards, then there should be no reason to fear it.

Once upon a time, porcelain had to be of a certain thickness otherwise there would be an increased risk of breakage.

So, to allow for the thickness of porcelain either the teeth ended up looking very thick or we had to cut into the teeth to make space for the porcelain.

This treatment was then reserved for people who understood this situation.

However, nowadays, thanks to innovative technologies we have been able to compress porcelain in ingenious ways that we no longer need to do as much tooth preparation as before.

With treatments like Ultrathin Veneers we have managed to compress porcelain in such a way so that we can create very thin (contact lens-thin) veneers.

We fully understand that the more dentistry you have done, the weaker your teeth become.

For this reason, we take much time in planning, assessing and analysing the treatment options we discuss with you will provide long-term stability and harmony to your mouth. 

Strong Foundations Make All The Difference

We also base all our work on a healthy foundation and help you to sustain that condition in your mouth.

On top of this, when we do the actual treatment, it is in the most conservative and preservative way possible, using clinically proven techniques and superior materials.

The bonding materials and strengths used to bond veneers onto your teeth are innovative, cutting edge, and extremely strong.

This ensures long-lasting, comfortable treatment that is also cost-effective for you.

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The Type of Veneer Matters

If porcelain veneers are carried out by inexperienced hands (both the dentist and the laboratory technician), you can end up with increased tooth preparation and inferior quality of veneers.

This introduces weaknesses in the veneers, the veneer bonding to the teeth and the actual teeth.

Subsequently, you may need these veneers replaced or further work done to the teeth introducing further weaknesses.

It is much better for teeth that we look very carefully and plan with future conservation in mind.

Another aspect that ensures the success of veneers is the proper treatment selection.

There are now so many different types of veneers, materials and brands on the market that it is essential to select that treatment which is the most compatible for the patient.

This ensures long-lasting treatment. At the Perfect Smile, we will ensure you choose the right veneers for your smile. 

For this reason, a proper comprehensive assessment is necessary to establish the correct treatment plan customised for you.

“I used to be a very nervous patient and have always been unhappy with my smile. However, I have seen Dr. Doshi’s work and I have so much confidence in him. Now, after having a new smile not only am I more confident but I am able to share my experience and story with everybody else.”

– Louise Holland

Choose The Right Cosmetic Dentist

Another critical point is that dentists that are highly trained, skilled and knowledgeable in veneer treatment carry out the treatment.

You will be pleased to know that all our dentists have been doing these treatments for many years.

In fact, all of them are recognized as eminent leaders in the field of aesthetic dentistry through their teaching and training of other dentists.

They are also members of the largest aesthetic organization in the industry called the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.

Our dentists are either past presidents, committee members or on the Board of Directors. Reasons to have veneers.

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These are contact lens-thin veneers with beautiful aesthetics and are extremely strong when bonded to.

We also always provide conservative options such as Short-term Adult Orthodontics, which align the teeth correctly before any veneer treatment is considered.

All these choices minimize any damage to teeth. It is imperative that if you are considering this type of treatment, you must ensure that the correct treatment planning is carried out that is entirely compatible with your situation.

This means that before selecting any treatment, you must have a comprehensive, detailed assessment. Many of our patients also find it useful to have a complimentary consultation beforehand to get an idea of the types of treatment available at one of our consulting rooms in London or Hertfordshire.

Call us on 01992 827120 for more information on how our dental veneer treatments can help you.

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See what our patients look like before and after veneers so you can gain a better idea of how they’re going to look and work for you.

What our Patients Need to Know

Learn more about what we offer here at the Perfect Smile Studios.

Many reasons patients in London and beyond choose us is because of our attention to detail, the care we provide, how we prepare and the results we achieve.

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  • We can help establish monthly payment plans.
  • We provide 0% finance for up to 24-month term plans. Many patients find our payment plan option very useful.
  • Terms over 24 months will be low-interest bearing.
  • If you want to consider this option, we will need to carry out a few credit checks.
  • We can discuss payment plans at both the Hertfordshire & the London clinic


Pain-free Treatments

Veneers are usually not painful whilst you are having the treatment.

However, some have reported slight sensitivity during the settling down after the final fitting – this is quite normal and nothing to worry over. It usually only lasts for a few days and very soon after subsidies. More.

The sensitivity is due to the bonding process where an inorganic substance (the veneer) bonded to an organic component (your tooth).

In complex cases, involving a large amount of treatment, you may experience a little uncomfortableness while your teeth settle down.

Treatment Plan
  • At your first appointment, your dentist will look at the general health of your teeth and gums, your bite and understand your goals for your smile; and then see if any fundamental issues need addressing before cosmetic veneer work can begin.
  • We will also discuss the type of veneers that may be suitable and how many veneers you’ll likely need to achieve your desired smile. In some patients, it may be possible to get some veneers placed at an initial phase and then have the possibility of additional shells in the future.


Minimal or No Preparation
  • We will always plan your new smile before any treatment begins. We aim to provide you with the most conservative and preservative dentistry.
  • To prevent excessive tooth preparation, we design your new smile in a way that minimises tooth preparation. We also provide options to have orthodontic or teeth straightening treatment carried out before any cosmetic veneer work starts.
  • Your teeth are already well aligned, so very minimal or hardly any tooth preparation becomes necessary.
  • If you are concerned, we advise that you speak to us in your complimentary consultation. We will be able to provide you with suitable solutions. More.

Veneer Costs

Treatment Cost
£600 to £750 per tooth
£600 to £750 per tooth
£850 to £950 per tooth

Benefits include:

  • Non-invasive treatment: requires little tooth preparation beforehand, so teeth are not weakened.

  • Drill-free: Drills are only used sparingly to help with bonding.

  • Customised, patient-specific smile: Veneers can be used along with other subtle changes in your smile or a complete set of veneers and create a more extreme smile makeover. All treatments will leave you with a beautiful straight smile.

  • Impressive cosmetic results:  We use porcelain material to create beautiful aesthetic results. Ultrathin veneers are a unique and popular cosmetic dentistry solution.

  • Does not increase teeth sensitivity: Since hardly any enamel is removed, you are less likely to experience sensitivity in your teeth post-treatment.

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Our free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.
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    Veneer Guide

    We often recommend veneers for our patients looking to achieve new, breathtaking and durable smiles.

    Veneers have many more amazing advantages to both dental hygiene and general health – this is because their purpose is to create a stable and healthy oral foundation and improve patients’ smiles.

    Improve your Oral Condition Forever

    We use a variety of types of veneers, from porcelain to composite. 

    Veneer treatments are ideal for helping conditions such as gum disease, tooth sensitivity, or jaw pain caused by bite problems.

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    One of the reasons why they are a popular choice for many is that they correct a wide range of orthodontic and oral health problems, including: 

    Not only can veneers improve your appearance but they have the potential to better your oral health and hygiene in the following ways.