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There are different types of veneers and various benefits that come with each one but the issues which they can fix are the same. The ability to have your smile transformed, through the use of veneers, is highly sought after. The process is straightforward too, with no need for surgeries or other invasive procedures. From the range of treatments we offer, veneers are one of the most effective and the most popular.

At Dental Excellence, we offer both porcelain and composite veneers. The treatment will be carried out at our luxury Liverpool facility, which is furnished with luxury Italian furniture and clad with warm lighting. We designed our facility specifically to provide a warm and welcoming feeling. The location of our facility also allows us to service clients in the surrounding areas of Manchester, Cheshire and Chester, including cities nationwide such as London, Birmingham Leeds and Sheffield.

What are veneers?

Veneers are a popular dental treatment that consists of either a composite or porcelain material being applied to your teeth to hide imperfections and improve the overall shape. There are multiple benefits to choosing veneers and in some cases can offer results that other treatments wouldn't be able to provide. The procedure will vary depending on which type of veneer you will choose, so it's important to know the difference.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers, which are an extremely popular option due to their quick treatment time, consist of a composite material that is applied to the tooth. A layer of the material covers the entire tooth, hiding any discolouration and whitening it in the process. Composite bonding is similar, however, it is often only a small part of the tooth that is covered during that process. Using the tooth-coloured composite material, we're able to improve the shape of your tooth too, repairing any crookedness or misshapen teeth.

Composite veneers can also be applied as part of our same-day smile treatment. This consists of a prior appointment to discuss with you the benefits of the procedure and what it entails. We'll also plan which teeth you'd like to have the treatment applied to and plan the treatment stage. On the day of treatment, we'll carry out the procedure in our luxury facility and you'll be able to leave later that same day with the treatment complete. The procedure is completely pain-free and you can even watch a film or listen to music whilst you're in the chair.

It's important to understand what's involved in the process and how to look after your veneers too. With composite veneers, they can last up to 7 years, meaning you'll need an appointment to re-apply them at this time if you'd like to continue benefiting from the best results. This is contrasted to porcelain veneers which can last up to 15 years, however, it does require permanent changes to your teeth in order to be applied. Caring for your veneers will also vary on the different types, as the composite material will still be susceptible to chips and discolouration, meaning you'll have to be careful when it comes to certain foods and drinks.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are much longer-lasting than composite veneers and can provide slightly different benefits. For example, they're not susceptible to discolouration, unlike composite bonding, meaning you don't have to worry about losing that shiny white colour. They're also less likely to chip than composite materials but you still need to care for them. It is possible that they could break if you bite hard items or if the veneers have been applied improperly in the first place. At Dental Excellence, we're experts in our field and have years of experience applying porcelain veneers, reassuring you that you're getting a top-quality service when you choose us.

The procedure for porcelain veneers is a little different to composite veneers as they require a part of the tooth's enamel to be removed in order to have the veneer fitted. This is contrasted to composite veneers which can have the material applied over the top of the tooth to create the veneers. This means that the changes to your teeth that need to be made for porcelain veneers are permanent, whereas composite options are reversible. Porcelain veneers are also pre-constructed in a lab, before the day of treatment, so the size and shape can be perfected. By using this method, we can ensure a quicker procedure and guarantee amazing results.

You may think that due to a small layer of enamel needing to be removed, in order to fit the veneer, that this would leave your teeth looking unnatural. However, the veneers are meticulously crafted to ensure they accurately resemble your natural teeth. In some cases, they're able to repair issues, such as uneven teeth and make them appear more natural than they did previously. This is a huge benefit of veneers, as they're able to fix issues with your teeth that may have otherwise made eating difficult or damaged your confidence as a result of a crooked smile.

 

composite veneers before and after
porcelain veneers before and after

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Why would I need to get veneers?

Getting veneers is an extremely personal journey and one that can lead to rebuilding your happiness. Some people are simply born with dental issues whereas some people suffer accidents or develop issues over time, which can damage their self-esteem. Opting for veneers can be the start of the process which leads to you regaining perfect teeth. From crooked teeth, broken or stained teeth, there is a range of issues that can lead to you seeking out a solution.

Often, if you have crooked teeth, it's an issue you're born with and if it doesn't show early on, it will likely become prevalent when your adult teeth come through. Discoloured teeth, on the other hand, is an issue that develops over time and is essentially a result of wear and tear. Dark liquids and other habits, such as smoking, can take their toll on your teeth over time, eradicating that desirable white glow. There are other issues that can cause discolouration too, such as a dead tooth, this often leads to the tooth becoming dull and more grey in colour, which can stand out against other white teeth.

In the case of a dead tooth, porcelain veneers are a great option as you don't have to worry about permanently changing your natural tooth, due to its damaged state. This allows you to use the tooth as a base to have what is essentially a brand new, shiny white tooth, replace it. This means you don't have to live with an issue that would otherwise cause permanent change to your smile. As the results are also long-lasting, they can prove a great investment for those who want to maintain a great smile for many years. 

Cost can be a huge factor when choosing your veneers and deciding which type of veneer to get. With porcelain veneers, they can last up to twice as long as composite veneers, making them much more of a long-term investment. This also reduces the number of appointments you'll need over this time, allowing you to carry on with your day to day life, without worrying about having to book more appointments.

Crooked teeth are an extremely common issue which patients look to have fixed with dental veneers, as they can transform your smile and make teeth appear straighter. With composite material, this can be applied to areas of the teeth to reshape them entirely, making a full set of crooked teeth appear perfectly straight. This is also a great alternative to those who don't want to face the hassle of having braces as this also provides excellent results in a much shorter time. Braces can also make brushing and eating certain foods more difficult, however, with veneers, although you still have to care for them, you can look after them as you would your natural teeth.

Damaged teeth, such as teeth with cracks or chips can't be fixed by treatments such as braces, however, veneers can completely transform your teeth. If your teeth have cracked either due to an accident or as a result of grinding your teeth, dental veneers can help restore the tooth's integrity. The veneer can also be used to fill or replace gaps that have been left by chips, whilst also whitening the tooth, making it appear even whiter than before.

The process of applying dental veneers

One of the most important parts of receiving a composite bonding treatment is how you care for your teeth post-treatment. Certain actions of negligence towards your teeth could lead to lasting damage or your treatment being ineffective. However, to help you through this stage of the process, our expert team has some advice on how to properly look after your teeth once the treatment is complete.

The first 48 hours after your treatment is crucial and it's extremely important to ensure that you don't consume any foods or liquid which could stain the composite material. This can include hot liquids too such as tea and coffee. The same colours of food and drink that can damage your natural teeth can damage your composite material, including smoking, which can be detrimental to your overall dental hygiene, not just your teeth

Maintaining clean teeth and ensuring you prevent plaque build-up over time will also help protect your composite treatment. By maintaining a high level of dental health, you'll be able to sustain the composite for longer and reduce the chances of having to have a touch up due to wear and tear. If you are unable to do this, you risk the chance that your composite treatment will become damaged due to excessive plaque. Not only can this damage the treatment which has been applied to your teeth, but it can also cause more serious issues that may lead to you needing more extensive dental work if damage is caused.

You should also avoid biting and chewing on objects which could potentially chip the composite material. The bonding material isn't as strong as your natural tooth so excessive force or pressure on delicate areas could cause the treatment to chip. This would mean you'll have to revisit our facility to have the chip filled in. Of course, accidents do happen and sometimes can't be prevented, so you can take comfort in knowing that we can fix any damage which has been caused.

If you regularly partake in contact sports, it's extremely important to ensure you wear protection for your mouth whilst active. Due to the composite material being weaker than your tooth, it can be extremely easy for the veneers to become chipped if you suffer impact as a result of the sport. To prevent this, you should wear a gum shield to ensure your teeth are sufficiently protected whilst the risk of impact is high.

Assuming that you're able to closely follow this advice, you'll be able to get the full life span out of your treatment and enjoy the stunning results for the longest period of time. If your treatment is beginning to fade from coming to the end of its natural life span, you'll be able to have the treatment reapplied and ensure that your teeth remain looking straight, white and healthy. 

How can veneers be used to improve your smile?

A person's smile looks its best when each tooth is the same colour and aligned with one another. There are multiple issues that can affect the teeth, ensuring that this isn’t the case. There are also a lot of treatments that can alter the shape of the teeth and make them appear more aligned. However, further treatment is often required to whiten the teeth. With veneers, you can have the shape and alignment of your teeth repaired whilst also improving their colour. 

Using the veneers effectively, your entire smile can be transformed, giving you that much-needed boost of confidence. Often, if your smile doesn't look how you would like it to, your confidence and self-esteem can be damaged as a result. This can lead to you not wanting to smile at all or suffering anxiety in social situations, which can be extremely difficult, especially if your job involves meeting new people regularly. Achieving a perfect smile can change the way you view yourself and eradicate your fear of smiling.

They are a great long-term solution and a popular choice for patients that want a treatment that can solve both alignment issues and give them a bright smile. They're able to create a natural appearance whilst hiding a range of issues, such as gaps in between teeth, that would otherwise take much longer to fix, using methods such as braces. These key advantages of veneers have led to them becoming increasingly popular and a go-to treatment option for those who want a comprehensive and quick solution to dental issues.

Getting Started With Veneers At Dental Excellence

At Dental Excellence, we provide both composite and porcelain veneers. Each is applied in a unique process and is carried out by a member of our expert team who has years of experience between them. The cost of the treatments are as follows:

  • Porcelain Veneers - £800 Per Tooth
  • Composite Veneers - £345 Per Tooth

On the day of the treatment, you'll be invited into our luxury facility in Liverpool, which has been furnished with stunning Italian furniture to create a relaxing environment. We've also moved away from a lot of the traditional design elements which are incorporated into dental practices as we believe this can often create a cold and unwelcoming feel. We've also incorporated warm lighting into the facility to create a much more welcoming feel, similar to that of a spa or hotel. We haven't just focused on style either, as our facility also features an air-filtration system that ensures a sterile environment.

Once you get in touch with us, we'll begin discussing your treatment and which option is right for you. You may not know which each procedure entails or what kind of results you'd like to achieve, which is exactly why we're here to help. We'll discuss with you each treatment in-depth before any decisions have to be made to ensure you're one hundred percent happy with the choice you've made. This stage will also allow you to ask any questions you need and get more information about how the process will move forward.

If you're looking to get a same-day smile makeover, you can have an initial virtual consultation before entering our facility. This consists of you submitting a series of pictures and a video of your mouth, through our website, so our specialists can assess your dental state. After this, you will then be invited into our luxury facility to have a face-to-face consultation. During this meeting, we'll carry out a full case assessment and take scans, x-rays, photographs and videos to give us a complete picture of your oral health.

composite veneers before after

The next stage is to meet our team to discuss the results you'd like to achieve. This will allow us to give you a clear idea of the costs involved and outline your specific treatment plan. This will include a timescale on the treatment and forecast the results you can expect to see. The next step is to receive the treatment, which as part of our same-day smile makeover, can be completed in a matter of hours. This is an extremely popular option amongst our clients due to the quick treatment time and minimal recovery time afterwards.

This process is slightly different if you opt for porcelain veneers. The initial consultation will be very similar as we will need to gain an accurate understanding of your dental situation in order to outline an accurate treatment plan. We will then take measurements of your teeth at your second appointment and practice a fitting. There will then be a final appointment, where your bespoke veneers will be fitted. We'll discuss with you the details of the procedure beforehand to ensure you know exactly what to expect and that none of it takes you by surprise.

Part of our dedication to our clients is providing comprehensive care that doesn't just stop once the treatment is complete. We can offer ongoing support and a check-up appointment if you need it, to ensure that everything is going as planned once the veneers have been fitted. We're always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you may have when it comes to after-care. You can call us on 0151 729 0000 or email us via the contact form on our website. You can also book a consultation directly through our website to begin your journey to a perfect smile today. Our luxury facility is located in Liverpool, which allows us to comfortably service clients

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Smile Solutions

At Dental Excellence UK, we have created smile makeover packages for our most popular treatments to make it easier for our patients to see the options available.

RUBY

Align, Bleach, Bond

We will improve the alignment of your natural teeth, whiten with a bespoke kit, and repair any tooth wear with composite edge bonding to your front teeth.

RUBY+

Align Bleach Bond

Align, Bleach and Bonding involves use of either almost-invisible removable aligners, or very subtle tooth coloured fixed braces to move your teeth into a more attractive, natural position, usually over a period of only 6-9 months.

GOLD

Mini Smile Makeover

Dental Excellence can offer you a smile makeover within 2 – 3 visits using composite bonding.

PLATINUM

Same Day Smile Makeover

Utilising the latest technology, Dental Excellence can provide a walk in, walk out smile makeover in one day.

DIAMOND

The Digital Smile Makeover

Dental Excellence can offer you a smile makeover within 2 – 3 visits using composite bonding.

DIAMOND VIP

The VIP Digital Smile Makeover

We understand that for busy professionals, speed is of the essence.


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The place is absolutely stunning, and their dental work is first class, but it's really the people who make it what it is. From the girl who greets you to the dentists that treat you, everyone is just lovely. Would recommend them to anyone, especially if you're nervous! Thanks Robbie & team for making the dentist a pleasure not a pain :) x.

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