Our Clinical Expert Says
“We believe in minimal invasive dentistry. Nowadays with modern bonding techniques simple changes can be made to your teeth and your smile just by adding fillings directly onto your tooth. That way, it looks great on the outside but is exactly the same inside.”
The whiter, brighter, flawless smile
Veneers are big business thanks to celebrities and makeover television shows. They are an effective cosmetic treatment that can guarantee a bright, flawless smile. Veneers can be used to address a number of problems such as gaps between teeth, worn, chipped and jagged teeth, as well as stained teeth.
Our Clinical Expert Says
“We understand how It can be challenging to visualise the end result so, we use state of art digital imaging system, unique to Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care, so you can see your final smile before we commence treatment.”
Smile trial- See your final smile design
‘Smile Trial’ is a powerful communications tool, which shows patients the results and benefits of the dentists’ cosmetic or restorative recommendations. Many patients are reluctant to take a ‘leap of faith’ when considering treatment options. Being able to see the anticipated result will give patients the confidence to proceed and become fully involved in the treatment process. The results are created digitally by a team of highly skilled dental technicians and it is completely safe and non-invasive. All that is required to see your perfect smile before any treatment is carried out, is a full face or close up photograph as well as instructions as to which cosmetic or restorative treatment is recommended.
Smile Trial 1
Smile Trial 2
What are veneers?
Our Clinical Expert Says
“From my research in Ceramic materials, we know that modern ceramic veneers are a strong and aesthetically pleasing material that can be used to change peoples’ smiles. We use the latest techniques to maximize the strength of these materials that is based on the latest scientific research.”
“I have a specialist interest in veneer technology and a leading experts in glass ceramic capability with peer published papers on this subject. I have worked closely with the leading Swiss manufacturers Ivoclar with the design and development of this specialist glass product for veneers”.
A simple solution that’s quick and easy, with amazing results
If you are interested in having veneers you may be wondering how veneers are fitted. Once you have agreed the shape and colour of your new veneers, your existing teeth will be prepared to receive your veneers. A layer of the shiny outer enamel from your existing teeth is removed so that when the veneer is fitted the thickness of your tooth will stay the same. If you feel any discomfort through this procedure we can of course give you a local anaesthetic. After this process has been completed our dentist will take an impression of your teeth so that your veneers can be made to fit you perfectly. On your next visit your new veneers will be fitted.
Interested? Want to find out more?
Contact Us today, we’d love to hear from you. Our warm and friendly team will book an appointment with our skilled and professional dentists. You may also be interested in reading our Dental Implants and Orthodontics pages.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is an ideal candidate for dental veneers?
Accordion Sample DescriptionIf you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, and are looking for dental veneers in Reading, you could likely benefit from our services here at Gipsy Lane.
Veneers are a brilliant cosmetic dental treatment option for many. They are a cost-effective alternative to wearing a brace, undergoing expensive teeth whitening procedures and tooth extraction.
A good candidate for veneers is someone who has:
• severely stained or discoloured teeth
• minor imperfections (i.e. cracked, chipped, or misshaped teeth)
• several cosmetic issues
• healthy gums and teeth
• sufficient tooth enamel
To find out whether our veneers are suitable for you, call our experienced dentists on 0118 467 5526. We will discuss your requirements in more detail and assess your case individually.
Do veneers hurt?
Thanks to our team of highly skilled dentists, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional treatment for veneers in Reading. However, it’s important to be clear – before veneers can be fitted, some of the tooth enamel needs to be removed to allow the new shells to fit neatly into place without any protrusion.
In most cases, only a small amount of enamel needs removing from the front of the tooth (as little as 0.2 or 0.3mm). Because there is minimal interference in the tooth structure, no nerves should be touched, so there shouldn’t be any pain.
Although some patients may experience a little discomfort, this shouldn’t last beyond the procedure itself. And to be on the safe side, our dentists can administer a local anaesthetic to numb the area to ensure that you don’t feel any pain.
How much does it cost to get veneers in Reading?
The price of dental veneers in Reading can vary from one dentist to another and often depends on:
• The material used (e.g. composite or porcelain resin)
• How many veneers you need
• Your oral health
Porcelain veneers tend to cost the most and look more natural. They are more durable and last longer than composites too. In fact, with proper care, porcelain veneers should last 10-15 years.
As is the case with most cosmetic dental treatments, the more preliminary work required to provide the optimal foundations for veneers to be applied, the more you will pay.
It’s also worth noting that the majority of dentists providing veneers in Reading, charge on a per tooth basis. However, if you need several veneers placed at once, the price may drop – so well worth having a conversation with your dentist before you make any hasty decisions.
If you would like a more detailed breakdown of the costs involved with veneers, we welcome you to book a consultation.
How often do you need to replace veneers?
Although opting for dental veneers can feel like a big life changing step, the good news is that once in place, they can last for many years. Generally speaking, your new dental veneers in Reading should last between 10-15 years. However, with good care and by attending regular routine appointments, you could enjoy your new smile for up to 20 years!
If you do have issues with your veneers or the time has come to get them replaced, doing so needn’t be invasive either. In fact, replacing existing veneers is easy and can be done much like your first set, so there’s no unexpected surprises involved.
What can you eat and drink with veneers?
Once you have your brand new permanent veneers in situ, you should be able to eat and drink as if they were your own normal teeth. Whilst temporary veneers can’t offer the same strength or durability, when you come to us, you can feel confident that the dental veneers you leave with are able to take on anything.
That means no more restricting food or worrying about eating out or with company!
How do you take care of dental veneers?
Maintaining veneers may sound difficult, but it’s actually super simple! You will be given thorough guidance on how to keep your new smile looking great on the day of your procedure, but in general the way you upkeep your veneers is much the same as normal teeth.
Some of the important things to remember include:
• Maintaining good daily oral hygiene, including brushing twice, flossing and mouthwash
• Not grinding your teeth
• Attending all your routine checks
• Avoiding food or drink that might stain where possible
If you’re struggling to maintain your veneers, you can reach out to our friendly team of experts at any time who’d be more than happy to help.