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Porcelain Veneers in the London area:

If you are considering porcelain veneers to mask crooked teeth, worn teeth, discoloured teeth, stained teeth, damaged teeth or chipped teeth you must already know that porcelain veneers are wafer thin shells that are custom made with great care to enhance your smile in just a few visits.

Dr. Haider Raza is an experienced cosmetic dentist providing porcelain dental veneers to clients from South Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Gloucester Road, Sloane Square, Fulham, Battersea, Clapham and all across London and the United Kingdom. His dental practice in South Kensington, Thurloe Street Dental provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and restorative dentistry procedures.

If you would like to more information about porcelain veneers at Thurloe Street Dental or to book a no obligation and no cost consultation, contact Dr. Haider Raza’s dental practice today.

Call us on 02075845551 to discuss how porcelain veneers can transform your smile.

What is the procedure involving porcelain veneers:

Consultation and Treatment Planning: At this first stage, you get to discuss all your concerns about your teeth and your smile in general with the dentist. Explain to your dentist the result that you are trying to achieve. At this appointment the dentist will also check the health of your teeth to make sure porcelain dental veneers are a suitable option for you. He will explain what the process involves, the risks, and the costs. The dentist may also take some photographs and impressions of your teeth and mouth.

Wax up: The dentist may invite you to the surgery to view a “wax up” or a 3D “mock up” model of your new proposed smile. This is a chance to review the changes and make any alterations. Please note that there is an additional charge of £250 to produce a wax up of the smile.

Preparation: At your next appointment the dentist will numb the area with a local anaesthetic and will prepare your teeth for the porcelain veneers. He will remove about half a millimetre of enamel from the surface of your teeth to accommodate the veneers on top. The dentist will then take impressions of your teeth. We will send these impressions to our ceramists who masterfully create your porcelain veneers. The dentist will make temporary veneers which will be based on the final result. The temporary veneers will be worn by you for about 3 weeks while the porcelain veneers are being constructed. This is your chance to wear a “trial smile” for 3 weeks, get feedback from the ones closest to you.

Fitting your porcelain veneers: At your next appointment, if you are happy with the trial smile and no changes are to be made in the porcelain veneers, the final bonding takes place. The dentist removes the temporary veneers and bond your porcelain ones in place. He may need to remove them repeatedly and may also need to trim the veneers to make them fit perfectly. A light cured is used to bond the porcelain veneers in place and once in place, the dentist will remove any excess cement. He will then thoroughly test your bite (the occlusion) by repeatedly making you bite on a strip. This is an important process to make sure that the bite is at the optimum position.

What our patients are saying about their smile…

“Mr Raza, I’m writing to thank you for the really excellent cosmetic work you recently carried out. Although the work appeared at first to be minor, it has made an enormous difference to my appearance. I can now smile un-self-consciously and have had compliments on my “beautiful teeth” from a friend who did not know about the latest work.

I was surprised at the complexity of the process of adding veneers and the care it necessitated at every step. I remarked that it was “hard work” for you, and was very grateful for the minute care you took at every stage. I saw with pleasure that you were a perfectionist in your approach, making frequent tiny adjustments and re-checking your work. I’m delighted with the results.

My written thanks are overdue, since I have now been your patient for many years, and I have always been most grateful for your expertise and care. You do work very to look after my dental health needs, and I’ve always been fully satisfied with your work, and also grateful for the kindness and support of everyone in the Dental Clinic.”

– Sue Hughes, Weybridge

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How much do porcelain veneers cost?

£985 per porcelain veneer (£1250 for DaVinci Veneers)

How much do composite veneers cost?

£495 per composite veneer (click here for more information on composite veneers)

What are the benefits of dental porcelain veneers?

• Porcelain veneers can totally transform the look of your smile and can address the main concerns most of our patients complain about. These include transforming crooked or misaligned teeth, stained teeth, discoloured or yellow teeth, worn teeth and chipped teeth.
• Porcelain veneers offer a natural looking solution. Real tooth surface is made of enamel which is white and translucent. Porcelain is also white and translucent. Porcelain acts similarly to tooth enamel when light hits it – the light reflects back off the layer underneath it. This makes porcelain veneers an incredibly natural looking alternative to tooth enamel. Additionally, at Thurloe Street Dental, we take great care, carefully analysing various aspects of your facial features to design the porcelain or composite veneers and plan the final look to harmonise with your features and give the impression that you were born with an attractive and glamorous smile.
• Porcelain veneers offer an “instant orthodontics” option for those patients with crooked or misaligned teeth who prefer not to wear braces and want an instant solution.
• Porcelain veneers are stain resistant and with due care will last up to 20 years. We always recommend our patients at Thurloe Street Dental in South Kensington, London, who come to us from surrounding areas of Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Fulham, Battersea, Clapham, Sloane Square and Kensington who have had porcelain veneers fitted, to sign up to Level 3 of our Smile for Life Patient Membership Plan. This membership plan offers great value top quality dental care designed to help you keep on top of your dental health and keep your new smile looking attractive for life. Find out more or apply online.

Contact Dr. Raza at Thurloe Street Dental, South Kensington, London, SW7 2ST on 02075845551 today to book a consultation.

What are the risks or disadvantages associated with porcelain veneers?

• The process is not reversible.
• Veneers cost more than composite resin bonding.
• If a veneer breaks, chips or cracks, it usually cannot be repaired
• Veneers do not change colour so if you plan on whitening your teeth, you need to do so before getting veneers. Once in place, whitening will result in mismatch of the colour of your veneers and your natural teeth.
• Your teeth may feel more sensitive to hold and cold food or drink due to the removal of enamel from your teeth to make way for veneers
• Teeth with veneers can still get decay or cavities, which means the tooth will need be crowned in future.
• Veneers are not a good choice for people with decay, gum disease, weakened teeth which maybe as a result of fractured or cracked teeth, decay or existing large fillings, or people of enamel erosion or inadequate tooth enamel.
• People who clench or grind their teeth are not good candidates. Putting pressures like clenching and grinding can cause veneers to fall or break altogether.

Who is a candidate for dental porcelain veneers?

If you have stained teeth, discoloured teeth, damaged teeth, crooked teeth or worn teeth speak with our porcelain dental veneers cosmetic dentist, Dr. Haider Raza at Thurloe Street Dental in London. We help clients across South Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Gloucester Road, Battersea, Clapham and all across London and the UK achieve a more attractive smile.

We offer no cost, no obligation consultations. To discuss how to transform you smile with porcelain veneers, give us a call on 02075845551.

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