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Dental veneers and bonding

Veneers and bonding in 60 seconds

  • Fast and instant results
  • Get 10 veneers starting from £157 per month
  • Close smile gaps, mask stains and smooth out rough patches
  • Book a free smile makeover consultation

No deposit, 0% interest payment plans available

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Cost

From

£695

per veneer

From

£895

per Lumineer®

Our dentists

Dr Michael Frankl
Dr Fahad Taub
Dr Emanuele Clozza

Dental veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that fit neatly over the front aspect of your front teeth.

They serve as ‘false fronts’ that can make you look as though you were born with naturally perfect teeth.

What veneers fix

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped edges
  • Rough or uneven enamel
  • Unevenly sized teeth
  • Discoloured teeth

How veneers are placed

First, your Lotus Dental Clinic dentist will evaluate your smile and help you determine the best colour, shape and size for your veneers.

Next, you will have a thin layer of enamel shaved away from the fronts of the teeth that will be getting veneers. This is necessary to help the veneers lay flush with your teeth. You will receive local anaesthesia for this part.

Then, your dentist will take a digital scan of your teeth to capture a virtual mould. This mould will be used to design the fit of your veneers.

In the meantime, you will wear temporary veneers to protect your teeth.

Finally, your permanent veneers will be bonded to your teeth at a later appointment.

Composite dental veneers

Veneers made from dental composite resin material are a fast and affordable way to get a beautiful smile. These veneers are shaped directly onto your teeth in a single appointment. The process is quick and painless, and you will leave our practice with a noticeable difference in your smile. There is no need for any drilling or anaesthetic injections when you get composite veneers because your teeth do not need to be significantly prepared or reduced.

What are Lumineers®?

Lumineers® is a name brand of ultra-slim no-prep dental veneers. These veneers do not require your teeth to be trimmed down as much as they are for traditional veneers. Lumineers® are customised to your smile and then bonded directly over the top of your existing tooth enamel.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding is a simple treatment, but it can make a very big difference in your smile

In a dental bonding appointment, your dentist will lightly roughen the enamel on your tooth with a conditioning liquid. Then he or she will apply a layer of tooth-coloured composite resin directly to your tooth and shape it to fill out the shape of your tooth. The restoration is cured with a light to set the bond, and then it is polished to help it blend seamlessly with the rest of your tooth. 

Bonding is excellent for filling in holes and rough areas on teeth, reshaping teeth or making chipped teeth look whole.

Commonly asked questions about dental bonding and veneers

Are dental veneers permanent?

Dental veneers can last for a very long time, but they are not guaranteed to stay on permanently. Just like any other dental restoration, veneers can weaken over the course of several years as a result of normal wear-and-tear. If you avoid damaging your veneers, maintain excellent oral hygiene and have regular dental check-ups, then you will probably keep your veneers securely in place for ten years or even longer.

Can I replace a crown with a dental veneer?

A dental crown is a restoration that covers an entire tooth. A veneer covers only the front surface of a tooth. The tooth underneath your crown has been trimmed to fit inside the crown, so it is very weak and a veneer will not be sufficient to protect it. You can get veneers on teeth that have never been crowned. If you dislike the appearance of your current crown, talk with a Lotus Clinic dentist about replacing it.

Are dental veneers better than dental bonding?

It is up to you and your cosmetic dentist to determine which treatment is best for your smile. Both veneers and composite bonding have their pros and cons, and you should weigh them carefully before making a decision.

How do I decide between getting dental veneers and getting dental bonding?

To decide between dental veneers and bonding, you will need to consider the size of the area you need to treat, the number of teeth you need to enhance, and factors about your lifestyle that may affect the lifespan of your restorations. Discussing these factors with a cosmetic dentist will help you make the right decision.

 Is dental bonding the same thing as a filling?

Dental fillings are different from bonding. Although they can be made from the same material, they serve different functions and are placed with different techniques. A filling is placed inside a tooth that has been ‘prepared’, or carved out, to remove decayed tissue. Bonding, on the other hand, does not typically fill in spots of decay. Rather, it is placed directly on a tooth in order to alter its appearance. Fillings involve drilling and local anaesthesia, but bonding usually does not as there is no need to excavate a small hole in the tooth.

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opening times

Monday - Friday

9am - 6pm

Saturday

10am - 5pm

Sunday

Closed

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943 Finchley Road, Golders Green, London
NW11 7PE

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