Composite Veneers at Smile Hub


At Smile Hub, our smile makeovers start at the initial consultation where our expert dentists will guide you to creating your dream smile.


Before any cosmetic work is undertaken, including veneers, an initial consultation is required. This is to ensure that any necessary restorations, oral hygiene issues or gum disease can be resolved before starting your cosmetic dental work.


Composite Veneers are thin custom-made porcelain or composite facings that are bonded to the teeth to improve their overall appearance. They are durable, long lasting and versatile.


Veneers are often used to treat several flaws or issues with the teeth such as:


  • Discoloured teeth – often due to smoking, tea or coffee drinkers, fluoride treatment or trauma to the teeth.


  • Gaps


  • Altering the shape of the teeth


  •  Repair chipped and irregular teeth


  • Replace old restorations


  • Improve the overall alignment and symmetry of the teeth


  • Level of gums


  • Teeth angulation


  • Spaces between teeth


  • Reflection of light


  • ‘Dark corridors’ at the corners of the smile


  • Posture of lips – how much teeth you show when smiling?


  •  Translucency of your teeth


Porcelain veneer application is a relatively fast and process and can be applied in up to one to two visits. Our expert dentists at Smile Hub will apply thin layers and gradually shape the adhesive to create the perfect look. They will finish by polishing the tooth to ensure your teeth are dazzling! Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory and are stain resistant and closely resemble natural teeth.


Porcelain veneers and their application is planned over one to two visits with one of our expert dentists at Smile Hub.


At the first appointment, the teeth are prepared in which a local anaesthetic will be used. This process involves a minimal reduction in some critical areas to the enamel at the front of the surface of the tooth which will make space for the veneer.


Impressions are made and temporary veneers are made using a template from the preview model. This will give clients an opportunity to trial the planned smile before the final veneers are made. This also allows for any changes to be made before the final veneers are finished.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do my teeth need to be whitened before veneers are placed?

Teeth whitening is not a necessity before porcelain veneers are placed, but since we will match the veneers to the rest of your teeth, whitening them before hand would be advisable as you will not be able to whiten them after the veneers have been placed. If the veneers are colour matched to whitened teeth, a regular whitening schedule will have to be maintained otherwise the natural teeth may look yellow and discoloured in comparison.

How long do veneers last?

Since porcelain will not stain or change shape, the veneers can last a considerable amount of time. This is provided that the patient follows the protocol of care provided by your expert Smile Hub dentist. Similar to all restorations, veneers eventually will need replacing over time. Proper care and maintenance can ensure that your veneers will look their best for 10 – 15 years, and then can often last even longer than this.

Should I go for Veneers or Crowns?

Sometimes due to years of wear and tear or other large restorations of the anterior teeth there may not be enough tooth for the placement of veneers. In this case, a ceramic crown may be a better option as this wraps all around the tooth while also protecting the remainder of the tooth while also enhancing it.

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