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Composite & Porcelain Veneers in Leeds

Veneers are the perfect answer to creating the stunning smile that you have always wanted. As well as gaining a beautiful and natural smile, they can also transform your entire outlook on life. Not only do you smile more, but we find that our patients’ confidence just soars after they’ve had a smile makeover.

Veneers are very fine porcelain shells which are placed over your natural teeth and bonded into position.

Veneers can be a simple solution to broken, discoloured and uneven teeth. They can close gaps, cover stains and straighten teeth.

Veneers can be alternative to wearing braces, giving very quick effective results.

Veneers are very hard wearing and more stain resistant than natural teeth

All veneers are individually handcrafted to give you a natural and beautiful smile by the best technicians around.

Same-Day Composite Veneers

Same day instant veneers using the latest  revolutionary  Direct Veneer system are state of the art for modern and minimally invasive  aesthetic dentistry.

For the first time in dental history it is now possible to work with prefabricated veneers made from patented nano-hybrid composite using modern laser technology.

Never before has it been feasible to directly create the natural shape and youthful luminance of a tooth so easily and perfectly in one appointment.

Smile makeovers at ‘ Horsforth Smile Clinic ‘can now be completed in a single appointment using these incredibly exciting new same day instant veneer system. This system is so flexible that in most cases no tooth preparation is required – in fact they could be referred to as drill-free veneers!! Same Day Veneers cost from £300 per tooth treated.


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The benefits from digital radiology are enormous. These include a reduction in xray exposure, no more waiting around for developing, instant results.

We have invested very heavily in this expensive state of the art technology for the benefit of our patients.

This lady was unhappy with the tired looking composite veneers which has been on her front teeth for many years, 2 visits to Horsforth Smile Clinic later and she had some beautiful lab made porcelain veneers bonded into position.

This professional sportsman spends a lot of his working life in the public eye, he was embarrassed to to smile and used to cover his teeth with his hand without realising to mask his front teeth. 2 visits some tooth whitening and 6 porcelain veneers later.. he can’t stop showing them off!

How do veneers work?

Dental veneers are sometimes called porcelain veneers and are discrete, wafer-thin shells of tooth-coloured material designed to cover the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. The shells are bonded to the front of the teeth and can alter the look of their shape, size, length and colour.
Dental veneers are made from resin composite materials or porcelain; porcelain veneers resist staining better than resin. They also look more like natural tooth enamel.

Do veneers damage your teeth?

The material used to bond the veneers to your teeth will not harm them. In fact, veneers can act as a protective shield for your own teeth as they are resistant to the staining of tea and coffee and can protect the teeth underneath from damage.
Are veneers permanent?
Dental veneers are not permanent but will last on average anywhere from seven to fifteen years depending on how well they are looked after.

What is the average price of veneers?

As veneers are almost always fitted for cosmetic purposes, they are not available on the NHS. An NHS dentist would only be able to fit veneers if there was a demonstrable clinical need. Having veneers fitted privately will cost in the region of £300-£800 per veneer.

Can veneers fall off?

Yes, veneers can fall off. When you choose your dentist, make sure you understand the warranty or guarantee period that applies to the veneers. It is important to use a skilled cosmetic dentist who is expert in fitting veneers otherwise they can come loose and detach from the teeth.

Do you brush veneers?

Caring for your veneers is quite simple, just brush and floss regularly. Avoiding staining foods and liquids like tea, coffee and red wine will always help your veneers last longer particularly if they are made from resin.
Try not to use your teeth as a tool – everyone does it at some time or another, opening a packet or untying a knot but this puts your veneers at risk of chipping. If you play sport, use a mouth guard to protect your veneers. If you grind your teeth at night then a nighttime mouth guard should help protect your veneers from damage.

Who should have veneers?

Veneers are one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry. There are lots of people who veneers can help and these include:-

It is important to have an initial assessment with your dentist to discuss whether dental veneers are the most suitable form of cosmetic treatment to improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. Dental veneers can be an immediate and cost-effective way to transform your smile..

Can veneers be whitened?

Inevitably over time, veneers will start to alter in colour just as your natural teeth do as they are exposed to tea, coffee and staining liquids like red wine. You cannot whiten veneers in the same way that you whiten regular teeth as the whitening treatments do not work on porcelain. Veneers that are not made of porcelain may become stained depending on the porosity of the material. The best way to keep veneers sparkling and white is to care for them properly once they have been fitted.

Can veneers be whitened?

Will new veneers be too white and contrast with the rest of the teeth? Veneers can be custom selected so there is a match in colour to the teeth they attach to. If teeth are discoloured then your dentist may recommend other cosmetic treatments before the veneers are fitted to optimise the impact. Porcelain veneers are translucent so are better able to match the natural colour of the teeth.

Which veneers are better, composite or porcelain?

You should be guided by your dentist when it comes to the choice of material the veneers are made from, both have advantages and disadvantages:-

Porcelain is resistant to everyday staining from cigarettes and tea and coffee whereas composite veneers can discolour and darken over time

Porcelain veneers cannot be repaired if they break, they have to be replaced but composite veneers can usually be repaired by your dentist

Porcelain veneers tend to last longer than composite or resin veneers if you can keep them free from damage and take good care of them.  Porcelain can last for as long as fifteen years whereas composite will need to be refreshed or replaced more frequently

Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite

Porcelain veneers are made in a dental laboratory and can require more than one visit to the dentist to be fitted. Composite veneers are made by your dentist at the side of the chair and can be fitted in just one appointment

Porcelain veneers may require some removal of the tooth surface underneath the veneer whereas this preparation is not necessary with composite veneers

Is there such a thing as removable veneers?

Removable veneers can be taken on and off without the help of your dentist. You can use them to cover up damaged or discoloured teeth and installing them does not require any alteration to the existing tooth structure. Removable veneers or snap-on veneers as they are also called, are made from dental resin which provides a thin but very durable cover over your existing teeth.