Smile Makeovers

Let us help you boost your confidence with a smile makeover in Brackley

Composite bonding at South Gables Dental Practice

When teeth are chipped, cracked, gappy or discoloured, composite bonding offers a highly modern smile makeover solution in Brackley. Ideal for addressing individual teeth, composite bonding uses a similar flexible material to that used for white fillings, allowing your dentist to conceal cosmetic dental concerns. At South Gables Dental Practice, we use a variety of leading restorative materials, allowing us to provide patients with the best materials to suit their individual needs.


Bespoke porcelain veneers in Brackley

If all your front teeth are chipping away at your confidence, porcelain veneers offer a no-drill solution for the ultimate smile makeover in Brackley. Created from eggshell-thin layers of porcelain, which are permanently bonded over your existing teeth, veneers can hide chips and gaps, smooth out irregularities, correct minor misalignment, and whiten your smile.

At South Gables Dental Practice, our experienced team will be able to talk you through the options, giving you a fully costed treatment plan to read in your own time.

How it works

The porcelain veneer procedure usually requires two or more sessions with your dentist. Firstly, the tooth is prepped: this involves removing a thin layer of enamel, under a local anaesthetic if required, and taking a dental impression, which will be used to fabricate your veneers – a process that usually takes a couple of weeks. When your veneers are ready, they will be bonded and cured using a special light-sensitive resin.


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Frequently asked questions

Are veneers right for me?

If you have healthy gums and teeth, the chances are veneers will be a quick and simple solution for you. Patients with tooth decay, gum disease and root canal infections will need to have these issues treated prior to considering veneers, and it may be that your dentist recommends alternative treatments in these cases.

How do veneers work?

Because veneers sit over the top of your teeth, the dentist will need to file away a layer of enamel proportionate to the thickness of the veneers. This is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic. When your bespoke veneers are ready, the dentist will bond them in place using a special curing light, and finish by fine-tuning their look and shape manually.

Do veneers hurt?

No. Sometimes we might use a local anaesthetic, but it’s not always necessary and applying veneers generally involves minimal discomfort. Your cosmetic dentist will discuss your treatment in depth so you know exactly what to expect.

How long do veneers last?

With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years.

Do veneers stain?

Veneers are less prone to staining than natural teeth, because porcelain is not as porous – but you will need to follow a good oral hygiene routine to maintain your beautiful white smile.

Do veneers stain?

Because porcelain is not porous, veneers aren’t susceptible to staining the way your natural teeth are. However some staining may appear over time at the margins, where the edges of the veneers meet the teeth.

Can I get veneers if I grind my teeth?

Your dentist will take this into consideration before recommending veneers. In many cases, wearing a night guard mitigates against veneers being damaged by teeth grinding.