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IMPROVING YOUR TEETH'S APPEARANCE

Dental Veneers

Veneer is a cosmetic dental procedure where a layer of aesthetic, tooth-coloured material is used to revamp the entire front surface of your tooth (similar to having an acrylic thumbnail). This enables you to change its length, alignment, colour and feel of your teeth. 

 

It is a painless and minimally-invasive procedure, with no local anaesthetic and minimal removal of tooth substance needed. They are usually made from porcelain or composite resin materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth.

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Do I Need Dental Veneers?

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Do I Need Dental Veneers?

Veneers are ideal for protecting and improving the appearance of any or all of your front 6 to 10 teeth if you have:

 

  • Broken or chipped teeth 
  • Slightly worn down teeth
  • Unevenly sized teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth
  • Discoloured teeth from excessive consumption of coffee, tea or red wine and smoking
  • Teeth that are too spaced out between each other (and you want to close the small gaps without having orthodontic teeth straightening)


Veneers are a common dental treatment option (along with orthodontic teeth straightening, composite bonding, and gum contouring) for those who are facing aesthetic problems with their teeth and desire a “smile makeover.”

Types of Dental Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

 

  • Porcelain veneers are aesthetic due to their glass-like properties. They are also durable and stain-resistant. The procedure is irreversible as some of the enamel has to be removed to place the veneer on the tooth/teeth. They can last anywhere between 10 to 20 years and resemble your natural teeth very well. 

 

Composite Bonding

 

  • Composite veneers are also highly aesthetic and more affordable than porcelain. They require less preparation and are easier to repair if any damage has been done. However, they have a shorter lifespan and are more likely to catch stains and chip over time.

 

Your dentist may recommend which veneer depending that is most suited for your dental situation.

Types of Dental Veneers

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What Does the Procedure Involve?

Stage 1: Consultation

  • At your veneers consultation, your dentist will thoroughly explore your concerns and examine your teeth. A smile analysis will be made, along with any necessary photographs, intraoral scans, mouth impressions, and X-rays of your teeth.


    We will then discuss if veneers and other treatment options will be most suitable for your situation. If teeth are crooked, cracked or uneven, you may need to have braces before you are suitable for veneers.


    If a veneer is decided upon, you will be able to select the specific colour that you would like to have your Veneer in together with your dentist.


Stage 3: Post-Treatment Care

You will be provided instructions on how to look after the veneers are placed. Veneers if done well and properly maintained can potentially last many years or even a lifetime.

Stage 2: Veneer Procedure

  • Porcelain Veneers

If porcelain veneers are opted for, intraoral scans or mouth impressions will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory to create a mock up of desired results.

 

While waiting, a tooth coloured filling will be used to cover the front surface of your teeth temporarily. Once a treatment plan has been discussed, the dentist will take off a small amount of enamel from the fronts and sides of the teeth which will receive veneers. 


Since it usually takes the lab a week or two to make the veneers, your dentist may place temporary veneers on your teeth. When the veneers are ready, you can confirm the shape, fit and colour before the dentist bonds the finished veneers to your teeth with a light-sensitive resin.


  • Composite Veneers

If composite veneers are opted for, these can be placed over a single visit which will follow a similar protocol to having porcelain veneers.

 

After preparing and reshaping your teeth to desired shape and size and colour of your teeth, the dentist will sculpt the material directly on your teeth.

 

The material will harden and bond the material properly to the tooth surface. Lastly, you will need to smoothen and polish the composite resin to make sure it has a natural appearance.

In some circumstances, a rubber raincoat may first be placed over the relevant teeth before your veneers are fitted to prevent contamination and improve the success of your treatment.

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Why Choose Nuffield Dental?

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. At Nuffield, we put you first. We believe in providing personalised service for each patient.

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Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. Here at Nuffield Dental, we pride ourselves of our personalised oral care for each and every one of our patients. We need to make sure you get all the help you need to make your dental procedures more comfortable, accessible and seamless.

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Our dentists have specialised in cosmetic dentistry treatments for more than 20 years. We have accredited dental specialists who are skilled in the area of dental implant surgery.

Dental Veneer Costs in Singapore?

Please call one of our Nuffield Dental clinics in Singapore for pricing details.

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