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Jan 2018

Case of the Month January 2018- Porcelain veneers

Our case of the month for January involves porcelain veneers. For those of you who know very little about veneers, here are 5 key points:

  1. Porcelain veneers are placed over the facial surface of the tooth to improve the aesthetic appearance
  2. Almost all veneers require some level of tooth preparation i.e we have to cut your teeth!
  3. Veneers can change the symmetry of the teeth to golden proportions i.e even central, lateral, canine teeth for example. This is particularly useful when one tooth is small in comparison to the adjacent teeth.
  4. The veneer can be fully customized in terms of shade, differential contours, translucency at the edge, craze lines and light reflection.
  5. Porcelain can be bonded to tooth enamel extremely well with a bond strength of up to 95kg/cm3. However, the bond strength to dentine is much less. Therefore, minimal preparation is best into enamel only.

Our case involved the replacement of existing veneers which were failing with new ones. The end result is fabulous and truly world class. Please take a look:

The existing veneers were bulbous, uneven and cracking. The existing veneers were bulbous, uneven and cracking.
After smiling The new veneers are incredible. Natural, life like, even- world class dentistry

The difference is clear to seen. Whilst the above photos show bulbous veneers with a distinctly matt finish, the final result is a world apart. Extremely natural, varying light reflection, even and glossy. It is extremely important to know where the veneers are going to be made and by which laboratory. The above veneers were made by Luke Barnett lab with the treatment carried out by Dr Nissit Patel. If you would like to know more about porcelain veneers, please contact us.


Nov 2021

Case of the Month September 2021- E Max Veneers

Our case of the month for September 2021 was a simply stunning one using ultra minimally invasive E max veneers. Our client disliked her front teeth composite bonding which had discoloured, worn and chipped over time. Although teeth bonding is a superb treatment, there are disadvantages compared to porcelain such as those mentioned above. Porcelain will not stain or change colour and it is far more durable than composite. However, in the past, porcelain needed considerable preparation to create space for th… READ MORE
Nov 2019

Case of the Month- November 2019

Our case of the month for November involves a re construction of the bite over a number of years. The main reason for treatment was due to severe tooth wear due to bruxism. Bruxism is essentially grinding at night to such an extent that the enamel is worn over a number of years. This can cause a number of problems such as: Tooth sensitivity Difficulty in eating Lack of a coherent bite Aesthetic issues Pain leading to root canal treatment in severe cases Tooth wear, on the whole, can be prevented or… READ MORE
May 2019

Case of the Month May 2019

Our case of the month for May involves a stunning smile transformation with a combination treatment involving lingual braces, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Here is a photograph of the initial appearance: A pre treatment smiling photograph Here we can see slightly crooked front teeth and short lateral incisor teeth (second ones from the front). These teeth had porcelain veneers which were very bulky as the teeth were set behind the central teeth. This never works very well as the overall aesthet… READ MORE
May 2018

A stunning smile transformation using porcelain veneers and a dental implant

We love transforming smiles; it is what we do and we are the best around! In this modern day and age, we need to be familiar with all of the latest dental techniques, technology and materials to be able to provide stunning smiles. For example, fifteen years ago, dental implants were a rare thing and hardly done. Nowadays, every dental practice on the high street offers dental teeth implants and there are over 400 hundred systems available worldwide, if not more! Of course, it would make sense if the major… READ MORE


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