COVID-19 statement


During these unprecedented times we are unable to provide the normal care that patients are used to. Our practice will remain open during normal working hours to provide advice to patients and where necessary provide care in the form of prescriptions for analgesics and antibiotics. Practices are working together and face to face consultations and treatment, if necessary, will be provided for clinically urgent problems at one of these practices after telephone consultation with a dentist.


If you are calling outside of normal hours and have an urgent dental problem, please consider if this could wait until the following day or over the weekend rather than accessing the out of hours services.


If you have an urgent dental problem out of hours and the problem is extremely severe please contact the out of hours service through NHS111.


If your dental problem includes uncontrolled bleeding and a swelling that is causing breathing problems this is an emergency and you should go to A&E.


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Veneers

Veneers

Veneers offer a non-invasive method of concealing any discoloured, damaged or irregularly shaped teeth. Often compared to fake nails, veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the front of the teeth. Only a small amount of enamel needs to be removed, if any.

Treatment steps

  • We first assess whether or not you need any enamel removed from the tooth. If you do, we strip it away under local anaesthetic.
  • Once the tooth has been prepared, impressions are taken so a customised veneer can be manufactured. The colour of your teeth is also noted so it will blend in perfectly.
  • The veneer is bonded to your tooth with a strong dental adhesive.

Veneers are tough restorations but they can be damaged if not treated with care. Cut up hard foods before eating and do not open anything with your teeth, such as crisp packets or bottles, and avoid biting your nails or chewing pencils. In addition to these precautions, make sure you practice good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly.