If you’re ready to create your perfect smile, book an appointment at our dental veneers Manchester clinic. We specialise in helping our patients achieve brighter, whiter and healthier smiles, improving the way you look and feel, as well as enhancing your overall dental health.
Situated near Manchester city centre, our welcoming practice offers a wide range of treatment options, from smile makeover services to specialist solutions for composite and porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and dental bonding. We have decades of experience in cosmetic dentistry treatments, helping our patients find the ideal solutions for their needs.
If you’d like to know more about what we offer, we have lots of information available across our website, including clinic opening hours Monday to Friday and the specific treatments available. To book a free virtual smile assessment or a full consultation with our expert 360 Dental Care team, get in touch today on 0161 834 1000. Read More
Find Out More about Dental Veneers
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry work, such as our porcelain or composite veneers Manchester services, our dental experts understand you may have lots of questions about the process. Offering bespoke smile treatment plans, we’ll guide you throughout. We only recommend the right solutions we feel will help you achieve your aims while improving your long-term oral health.
To create the best smile makeover plan for you, we’ll need to book you in for a consultation with one of our specialists. They will perform x-rays and visual examinations of your existing teeth and gums to see what’s happening and assess their current condition.
We’ll also talk through what you aim to achieve from a smile makeover, or whether you want work completed to a single tooth. This is an important step to help us recommended a suitable smile treatment plan, which considers the long-term success of any proposed dental treatments.
If you’d like to find out more about veneers before you arrange your dental consultation, here’s some more information about what to expect.
What Do Veneers Look Like?
The look of veneers will vary between patients, based on factors such as the material and colours chosen. The premise of veneer treatments is using super thin, natural tooth coloured materials to cover imperfections on the teeth and create a new smile.
The two most popular options are composite bonding Manchester services and porcelain veneers. They are made from different materials and vary in their procedure, qualities and price, but your dentist can go through this with you in more detail if one is more suitable than the other. Both treatments are compatible with healthy gum tissue, which is why they’re so often chosen for creating the perfect smile.
Are Porcelain Veneers Better?
Your Manchester dentist will go through the benefits of any recommended treatments, so what’s suitable for one patient, may not be the right choice for another. Porcelain veneers are often the preferred option for this type of dental treatment. The thin facings attached to the front of the teeth are made from a very strong ceramic which doesn’t stain easily and lasts for years when treated well.
The facings are fixed to your natural teeth to create a new smile and can cover lots of different flaws. This includes:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Staining and discoloured areas
- Lack of uniformity, e.g. misshaped teeth
- Small gaps
Porcelain veneers are ideal for patients who want a smile makeover, long-term cosmetic dentistry solutions and where’s there’s enough healthy enamel to hold each veneer strongly in place. If you have crooked teeth, this may need addressing first through other treatment options, such as Invisalign clear braces. That’s why every patient should get a bespoke dental treatment plan for their needs.
What Are Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers is another name used for a composite bonding treatment. The procedure differs in that a composite resin is used (hence the name) on the teeth instead. It’s applied in one visit rather than being pre-made in a dental laboratory, and a skilled dentist will use it to add layers to your teeth in the desired way. Composite bonding can also be chosen to cover imperfections and is a cost-effective alternative to porcelain dental veneers.
Once the composite bonding resin is sculpted into the perfect shape to emulate natural teeth, UV light is used to set it before the surface is polished and smoothed.
The results may not be as durable as porcelain, but can still last for a minimum of five to eight years on average, so many people choose this option, especially if they only need minor work completing rather than a complete smile makeover.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Not everyone will be suitable for a veneer treatment, which is why it’s so important to visit a cosmetic dentistry specialist practice to understand if you’re a candidate. Your dentist may recommend alternative solutions if they find:
- You need work to improve your periodontal health first (e.g. there are signs of gum disease).
- You have misaligned or crooked teeth which need straightening.
- Your existing teeth don’t have good amounts of healthy enamel left to help hold the veneers in place.
- You’re not sure about what you want to achieve from a smile makeover.
If you are a candidate, you’ll need to make sure you can commit to the different stages involved, especially if choosing porcelain veneers, which takes place over multiple appointments. This includes a session to design your new teeth, as well as another to fit them once ready.
Can You Get Veneers for One Tooth?
Absolutely! Dental veneers can be designed for one or multiple teeth, so it’s a very versatile treatment. For example, some people choose to have a realistic veneer made if they’ve badly chipped a tooth. Or perhaps you’ve already been through extensive teeth whitening, so you’re happy with the colour and just need one or two misshaped teeth adjusting to create a more even smile. If a single veneer is all that’s required, we can help match its tone to your natural teeth.
Benefits of Choosing Dental Veneers in Manchester
Veneers are one of the most highly sought after treatments in cosmetic dentistry thanks to the sheer range of benefits on offer, including their durability and versatility when creating your ideal smile.
Real Teeth Appearance
Do veneers look like real teeth? If you visit a specialist, then yes! At 360 Dental Care, we’re passionate about making veneers look as authentic as possible, whether you’re improving just one tooth, or all of them. We take a lot of time and care to get the colour right for you, so let our experts guide you through the process to help you find the perfect look.
Smile Makeover Design
Veneers are compatible with smile design technology, which means advanced software is used to create your new teeth. We’ll look at everything you’re unhappy with about your existing smile, and use digital mock-ups and accurate tooth impressions to show you what your new smile can look like. This often takes the mystery out of the process and helps achieve excellent client satisfaction levels at our reputable Manchester dental practice.
The quality of the materials we choose is second to none, using brands we know and trust to produce the best results for your smile. We want your veneers to last for years, whether you choose composite bonding or porcelain. We’ll talk you through the benefits available for every treatment option, so you may want to think about how long you’d like veneers to last for, how well they will resist staining and what would happen if they needed repairs.
Long-Term Dental Health
We never sacrifice dental health for a smile, so if there are other issues you need to address, such as the prevention of tooth grinding (e.g. through wearing a specially designed bite guard) or gum disease, we’ll talk you through this. Veneers are highly compatible with good oral hygiene practices and are easy to maintain. In fact, porcelain veneers will often last for over 20 years.
Can I Have No Preparation Veneers?
We often get questions about whether veneers ruin teeth, but we’d like to alleviate your concerns if this is one of your main worries. Cutting back teeth shouldn’t be considered unless it’s completely necessary to help fit the veneers, but this should only involve minor work. Cutting back too far would leave the teeth without enough healthy enamel to secure the veneers in the mouth, leading to a greater chance of failure, as well as causing other dental issues later on and increased tooth sensitivity.
Please speak to your dentist about what to expect. When they examine your existing smile and enamel, they’ll let you know whether there’s any initial work required, factoring that into the predicted cost. If possible, we’ll aim for no preparation veneers if you’re a suitable candidate.
How Much Do UK Veneers Cost?
If you’ve been looking at veneers before and after UK images, you may be wondering about the costs involved, especially in the case of a full smile makeover for your teeth. To find out more information about the fees involved:
- Visit our dental fees page.
- Book a smile consultation and dental examination.
- Expect differences between practices and patients.
Factors such as how many veneers required, additional work to your teeth and the experience of your dental smile team will also come into play when deciding the final cost of the treatment.
Are NHS veneers available?
NHS dental treatments usually only cover cases in which work or procedures are required to improve oral health, e.g. in the treatment of gum disease or prevention of further tooth losses. On the whole, veneers are usually selected for cosmetic reasons, i.e. to cover imperfections or create a better look, so wouldn’t they come under NHS treatment plans.
Therefore, most patients will need to cover the full fees themselves. This is something you can discuss with your dentist, and they will confirm whether you are an NHS veneer candidate or not. They may also have options to ease the burden of payment, including finance plans.
Want Veneers in Manchester? Contact Us
If you’re looking for a veneers smile specialist in the Manchester area, get in touch with 360 Dental Care.
We offer our patients a wide variety of dental smile services, from teeth whitening and Invisalign braces to high-quality solutions for veneers. We tailor all our advice to each patient, treating you as an individual with your own needs and wishes for your smile. We even offer advanced smile design services for those who need extensive work completed or want to increase their confidence with a new look.
If you’d like to book a free online smile assessment, or arrange a dental consultation for any of our expert services, contact us today.
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