Cover ups for your teeth

When teeth get damaged in one way or another, it’s great to know that there are various treatments that can be used to make them look great again.

One of the most popular treatments for making teeth look good again is veneers. Here at Benhill Dental Practice in Sutton, we find veneers to be incredibly versatile and able to deal with all sorts of problems.

Veneers in SuttonWhat are veneers?

Veneers are tiny sheaths of composite porcelain that are sized, shaped and coloured to blend in with your own teeth. They are fixed onto the fronts of the teeth to cover over imperfections and damage and can be used to mask a variety of issues.

Lots of people’s teeth get damaged as they go through life. It’s pretty common to pick up a chip or two playing sports or mucking about at school. Some people damage their teeth doing silly things like using them to open bottles.

Teeth can also sometimes get badly stained with the kind of intrinsic discolouration that normal whitening treatments can’t fix. Tetracycline is an antibiotic that discolours teeth, for example. Veneers can be used to cover over this kind of discolouration.

Sometimes one or two of the teeth are not the right size. Veneers can be placed over them to make them look the same as the other teeth.

Sometimes one or two teeth may not be quite in alignment with the rest of the teeth and instead of having braces, a veneer can be placed over them to make them look in line.

The treatment process

It only takes a couple of appointments to get veneers fitted. We start by taking impressions of your teeth and working out what colour the veneer needs to be. This goes off to a technician to make. When we fit the veneers, we need to remove the outer layer of enamel so that the veneers will lie flush with the rest of the teeth, and also to give the adhesive something to bond to. Then we put the veneers on and you are good to go.

If you take good care of your veneers, they can last for at least 10 years.

All you need to know about dental veneers in Sutton

If you have been wanting a smile makeover, but you are reluctant to commit to invasive treatments such as dental implants, then you may want to consider dental veneers. Veneers are not an ideal treatment for everyone; however, if you are a good candidate, they can provide a beautiful and natural smile.

At Benhill Dental Practice, veneers are used to correct a wide variety of dental issues, including gapped, misshapen, slightly crooked, permanently stained, chipped and cracked teeth. Our experienced cosmetic dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Veneers in SuttonWhat are dental veneers and what can they achieve?

Veneers are very thin shells attached to the front of the teeth to provide an enhanced appearance. Each veneer is uniquely crafted for each patient. Veneers can be made from porcelain or composite material and both materials resemble the appearance and strength of natural tooth enamel.

For uniform results and a natural appearance, your dentist will match the shade of your veneers to your natural teeth. For severely discoloured teeth, we can create veneers in a lighter shade to provide a brighter smile.

Your cosmetic dentist will take many factors into consideration when choosing the perfect shade for your veneers and these include the shape of your teeth, your skintone as well as your lip line and other facial contours.

How are dental veneers applied?

Veneers are not a lengthy dental treatment and can be completed in a few appointments. During your first visit, our cosmetic dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This step is essential for helping the veneer to stay in place when applied to the tooth. If there are signs of tooth decay or gum disease, our dentist will treat them before moving to the next stage.

Next, we will use a shade guide and other criteria to determine the best colour for your veneer. Your dentist will then take impressions of your tooth or teeth. Once your veneers are created, you will return to the dental practice for the final stage of the procedure – the bonding of the veneer onto your tooth.

Considering composite veneers in Sutton? All you need to know

Composite veneers (also known as composite bonding) are used extensively to improve the colour, shape, position, arrangement, and in some cases, the texture of teeth in order to make them more attractive. Generally, they can be fitted in one visit to the dentist and are minimally invasive compared to conventional porcelain veneers, which require the tooth to be drilled before placement.

At Benhill Dental Practice, we are very experienced with composite dental materials and understand how best to use them for restorative purposes. Our highly-trained dentists have a deep understanding and experience of the nature of the procedure, since they have applied dental veneers to many patients with great results.

Composite Veneers in SuttonThe procedure

Dental veneers are very thin, tooth-coloured leaves made of composite or porcelain, which cover the front of your teeth. Based on your preferences, we can alter the shape of your veneers to make your teeth look longer and or closer together. You can have just one veneer or a whole set – the latter is known as a smile makeover.

Your dentist will prepare your teeth first in order to ensure that veneer and your tooth bond completely. After that, they will sculpt the composite dental material into the ideal tooth shape and structure to fit your tooth. Choosing the right shade, and shaping the material to suit individual oral contours, requires a trained dentist with a thorough understanding of facial and tooth structure.

At Benhill Dental Practice, we craft our veneers out of the highest quality composite material for realistic results. Stain-resistant and smoothly polished, composite veneers protect existing enamel and enhance your smile.

Benefits of dental veneers

Since veneers are individually made for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, veneers are stain resistant and cannot form cavities on their surface. Unlike other tooth restoration treatments, they will usually last for 15 years or more due to high-quality bonding agents and improved cement. Finally, with veneers, as opposed to crowns, your natural teeth remain largely undamaged.

Get in touch

If you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth, contact us today and we will help you figure out whether veneers are the right solution for you.


Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. Stained, chipped or misaligned teeth can make you feel very self-conscious about smiling or laughing in public.

veneersAt Benhill Dental Practice in Sutton, we believe that everybody deserves a smile to be proud of. Our skilled team of cosmetic dentists offer a number of options to help improve both the appearance of your smile and your self-confidence. For many patients, veneers are the perfect option for smile makeover treatment. As well as looking natural and beautiful, treatment with veneers is fast and minimally-invasive, ensuring that your teeth remain strong and healthy.

Veneers can be made of porcelain or composite material (the same material we use to create white fillings). They are thin shells that are placed over the front surfaces of your teeth to cover permanent stains and discolouration, small chips and cracks, small gaps and minor alignment problems. Many people like to think of veneers as false fingernails for teeth.

Depending on your individual needs, your dentist will adjust the shape of your veneers to make your teeth look longer or closer together overall. One veneer can be used to improve the appearance of a single discoloured or stained tooth, while a full set can give a more uniform appearance to all of your front teeth.

Your teeth require very little preparation to receive veneers. A small amount of enamel may be removed from the tooth’s surface to aid with the bonding process, but your veneers will be made to the exact same thickness as the amount of enamel removed. Where a tooth has a small chip or crack, your veneer will be made a little thicker where it covers the crack/chip.

To ensure an entirely natural look, your dentist will carefully select a shade of porcelain or composite material that closely matches the natural shade of your teeth, taking into account such factors as your skin tone and hair colour too, to give a beautiful and realistic smile makeover.