Veneers

At Dr Richard Clinics near Harley Street, London, W1, as part of our cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer porcelain veneers and crowns depending on the needs of the patient.

We are continuing to provide dental services as normal – including emergency appointments.

Veneers Dentist Harley Street, London W1

We currently offer smile design with veneers, crowns and bridges and free 30 minute consultations with one of our associate dentists, Monday to Friday, for cosmetic dental treatments at our London Cosmetic Dental clinic near Harley Street, W1.

What is a veneer?

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain designed to fit over the front of the tooth to change its colour, shape or position. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten the front teeth. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again by covering the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers are also recommended if you have gaps in your teeth when orthodontic braces may not be suitable, or if you have not had success with tooth whitening. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it in line with the others. Veneers last longer than bonding, provide a superior appearance, and are less expensive than crowns.

Veneers Harley Street, London

Veneers can improve teeth that:

  • Have spaces between them
  • Have become chipped or worn
  • Are permanently stained
  • Are poorly shaped
  • Are slightly crooked

How long does it take to fit a veneer?

A veneer will take at least two visits to the Dr Richard Clinics near Harley Street, London, W1 – the first to prepare the tooth and to match the shade, and the second to fit it. Before bonding it in place, we will show you the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with it.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment, designed to improve the look of your teeth by covering discoloured teeth or a gap between teeth. It usually needs two or three visits to complete the permanent application of veneers. A mould will be taken off your teeth so the veneer/s can be made for an exact fit – production will take two or three weeks. Before the veneers are fitted, the surface of the tooth is prepared by reshaping, thinning and polishing the enamel – this procedure will be done under local anaesthetic. The dentist will then cement the veneer to the tooth and use a light beam to form a strong bond.

It will be important to take steps to maintain your veneers and prevent staining or chipping. With care, they could last more than 10 years, possibly up to 20.

The advantages of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, although without care they can discolour in the same way as natural teeth.

Preparation for the veneers will preserve the majority of the tooth structure, so with minimal restructuring, they will achieve maximum impact.

Foods to avoid

Once your veneers have had a chance to settle down, you will be able to eat normally again. However, in order to prevent damage to your veneers, it’s best to avoid biting on hard foods such as hard sweets, nuts, seeds or popcorn as well as hard biscuits and even ice.

Giving up bad habits

Porcelain veneers are permanent and irreversible, which means that even the smallest of damage to one will result in the entire veneer having to be replaced. It’s therefore up to you to stop those bad habits which might cause damage – such as nail-biting, chewing the end of your pen, opening packets or even bottles with your teeth, cracking nuts with your teeth, using your teeth to pull gloves on and off, etc. – in order to prevent cracking. If you grind your teeth in your sleep and it’s not possible to prevent it happening, you will need to wear a mouthguard to protect the veneers.

Porcelain Veneers in Harley Street, London, W1

Find below the operational areas that we cover for those who need porcelain veneers.

  • Marylebone
  • Regents Park
  • Great Portland Street
  • Baker Street
  • Warren Street
  • Euston / Euston Square
  • Kings Cross
  • Fitzrovia
  • Mayfair
  • Belgravia
  • Kensington
  • Chelsea
  • Edgware Road

Free initial veneers consultation

We offer a free 30-minute dental consultation with one of our associate dentists, Monday to Friday, for cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, Invisalign invisible braces and implants.

Additional information

We offer payment plan options and 0% private dental finance.

To find out more, call us on 020 7637 1672 or visit our fantastic grade II listed building in the Harley Street area of Marylebone, Central London:

2 Devonshire Place, Marylebone, London, W1G 6HJ – Near Harley Street