Perfect and polish your beautiful smile
Veneers are eggshell-thin layers of porcelain, which can be colour-matched and then bonded to your teeth to cover chips, cracks and distortions. They’re an excellent cosmetic option for minor tooth issues, with a wealth of options available, which your dentist at Octagon Dental Centre will guide you through.
With good care and dental hygiene, veneers can last as long as 15 years.
First of all, your dentist will buff your teeth to remove a layer of enamel, creating space for the veneer to be applied. This can be done with or without an anaesthetic. Dental impressions are then taken, and sent to a technician to create your bespoke veneers, which can take 2-4 weeks to manufacture. Your dentist will then bond the veneers to your teeth, using a high-intensity curing light to fix the cement.
Veneers are made bespoke to match your natural tooth colour and cleverly bonded so that they blend seamlessly with your underlying teeth and are invisible once finished.
Ideal for making minor changes, cosmetic bonding is a high-tech procedure that can be easily achieved in one visit to Octagon Dental Centre. Involving the application of a special resin that can be moulded, sculpted and bonded to the existing tooth, the procedure can cover chips, smooth out bumps, close gaps and mask discoloured teeth.
Inlays and onlays are excellent cosmetic options for teeth that are too decayed for a filling, yet don’t necessarily require a crown. Engineered using your dental impressions, inlays and onlays restore the top part of the tooth, either inside its edges (inlay) or outside (onlay).