Veneers are ultra-thin ceramic facings that are bonded to the front surface of the tooth to improve colour and shape. They are used to repair or enhance single teeth or whole smiles in what is known as a Smile Makeover. They require minimal drilling of the teeth and in some cases no drilling is needed. However in most cases a better result is achieved with minimal tooth preparation.
All Veneers are NOT the same!!! There are various types and brands of veneers of varying quality and strength. Cheaper veneers may be made of a composite plastic material. These may discolour or chip over time and often need replacing within 5 years.
Knight Veneers are made from the latest high tech ceramics and have restored the smiles of many celebrities. They are up to 400% stronger than some other veneers on the market.
High quality ceramic veneers have an average lifespan of 10-15 years. Some of our patients have had their veneers for 20+ years. Good oral hygiene will keep the veneers looking as good as new for many years.