How Many Veneers Do I Need?

Dr Rahul Doshi answers: exactly how many veneers you’ll need.

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Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you, but many people in the UK feel unhappy, insecure and embarrassed by their smile.

Porcelain veneers are typically used to disguise discolouration, restore broken or damaged teeth, close gaps, correct gummy smiles and replace chipped teeth.

Patients suffering from crooked bites who are looking for an alternative to orthodontic solutions tend to opt for quick and reliable veneer treatments.

The highly recommended team of the dental staff at The Perfect Smile Practice, under the management of the internationally recognised cosmetic dentist Dr Rahul Doshi, are very skilled and experienced at creating unique, natural-looking smiles.

Our approved, regarded and rated specialists use advanced cosmetic dental techniques and the latest aesthetic treatments like instant veneers.

Our technicians have exceptional knowledge and expertise in cosmetic dentistry and have treated tens of thousands of happy patients over the last 25 years.

Do You Require Both Upper and Bottom Dental Veneers?

The number of veneers chosen as a treatment plan is decided on each patient’s concerns and the final objectives. The final smile is created to achieve harmony and balance to the patient’s face, lips and character.

For a complete smile makeover patients often choose to have 8 or 10 veneers. This is chosen when the patient wants to improve the colour considerably and correct oral concerns like discolouration.

Some patients may choose not only to have upper 8 or 10 veneers but also lower veneers. The number of lower veneers chosen depends on the issues present and the final look that the patient wants.

Many patients often choose to have 4 veneers only. This is because the majority of the teeth often visible are the front four. In these cases, the front teeth corrected are uneven, crooked or have gaps, but the back teeth are often in good alignment.

The patients here often want a natural smile that suits them and merges with the teeth that are not be not being treated. Here we can whiten and brighten the lower and upper back teeth.

Sometimes six veneers are chosen, and the reason for this is choosing to have front four veneers in addition to the fact that the canines may be a factor of concern due to their size, colour, contour and shape.

Patients can always choose to have additional veneers in the future if they choose to.

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Pay monthly with 0% interest for amazing, discreet dental solutions that realign your smile. Our recommended veneer treatments have left thousands of our patients feeling better and more confident about their appearance and the way their smile functions.

How Many Veneers Do I Need?

Ask yourself these three questions:

  1. How big is your smile? How many teeth show?
  2. Are your teeth discoloured? Do you want your teeth to be whiter?
  3. Would you like to change the overall shape, size and contour of your teeth?

Ultrathin Veneers, Durathin Veneers and Lumineers involve no drilling or injections since no tooth is being cut.

“For years I had bad concerns about my teeth. I went from dentist to dentist in my local community and found no one able to help until I came across TPS. I am so pleased with the work I have done and now have my smile and confidence back. Perfect Smile colleagues are lovely, the treatment was relaxed and I would suggest them to others.”

Jayne Bakerwood

Before & After Gallery

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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Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
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.