January 8, 2018

My experience from the first time I walked through the door has been extremely positive and my teeth have not looked or been this good for many years. My recent treatment (a crown) was carried out with the utmost care and skill and looks great.

Kevin Supple


In this post, you will learn about teeth veneers, what they are, why they could be needed, how they are fitted and the best ways to care for your new teeth.

First, we need to look at why veneers might be required? Sometimes a tooth or teeth veneers are required when the exterior of the tooth enamel is so degraded it cannot be made presentable by your dentist.

However in most modern cases, this is in fact, a cosmetic dental choice, to improve your smile, take away years of staining (If teeth whitening has not worked) and will provide the patient with a uniform appearance of even ‘perfect teeth.’

So what are teeth veneers or dental veneers?

A tooth or teeth veneer is a thin slither of porcelain used to re-create a natural look for your teeth. The porcelain also provides strength resilience which is considered comparable to natural tooth enamel. This cosmetic dentistry is generally conducted by private dentists like Riverside Dental, who have the experience and equipment to ensure the outstanding results you would expect from a premium procedure. The veneer will correct the shape of the teeth, and they may be sculptured to enhance a crooked smile.

How long will my veneers last?

The BDC advise the lifespan of veneers will normally be 15-20 years if they are maintained and looked after.

Placing Veneers

The process of fitting tooth veneers is called placing. The procedure does not require anesthesia, however, if a patient needs this then, sedation dentistry is possible.

Care for veneers

The BDC suggests brushing and flossing just as you would for regular teeth. Propper daily brushing and non-abrasive toothpaste is needed to maintain the veneers. Strong coloured foods and drinks like red wine and coffee should be avoided where possible.

Can I get tooth veneers?

The answer to this is yes, in most cases, you will be a suitable candidate for the procedure. In rare cases, the teeth may be too degraded or soft, but bridges and tooth implants can help to rebuild the tooth-line and add to the eventual result.

Why are tooth veneers becoming so popular?

They have been advertised by celebrities and the USA, in America, this is a daily procedure for many dental practices. There is more priority given to teeth and their cosmetic appeal than here in the UK.

If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities available to yourself and your family members, please speak to our team are Riverside Dental they will be happy to explain the process in more detail and show you all the elements involved. We can even show you an example. To see examples, please go to the case studies section of this site. We also have a dedicated veneers section under treatments which you might like.

Riverside Dental is the dental practice for Bim Sawhney, who was the official dentist for the Olympic Games, London 2012. Bim prides himself on the quality of patient care at his Norwich based location. Please get in touch today and arrange an appointment to discuss your dental needs.

(All blog content is created to educate readers, if you notice any inaccuracy, please alert the team to this and we will review and correct this. – Rasing the standards Riverside Dental)