OUR CERAMICS – BEAUTY FROM NATURE

At Dental Designs, we utilise pure ceramics, fabricated from natural high-purity feldspar found in Norway and Sweden.
These ceramics have a natural fluorescence and inner glow, just like the ones we find in young teeth.

OUR CERAMICS – BEAUTY FROM NATURE

At Dental Designs, we utilise pure ceramics, fabricated from natural high-purity feldspar found in Norway and Sweden.

These ceramics have a natural fluorescence and inner glow, just like the ones we find in young teeth.

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What Are Dental Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are delicate ceramics that are bonded to the surface of your teeth, enhancing their shape, harmony, and colour. They help camouflage cosmetic flaws, leaving you with a beautiful, natural smile.

Given their minimally invasive nature, dental veneers may be the solution for you if you are looking for a Smile Makeover, or if you simply want to enhance the appearance of your smile. 

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What Can Veneers Fix 

Anyone who wants to enhance the appearance of their smile can explore veneers. 

They can conceal a wide range of aesthetic imperfections, by covering the front surfaces of your teeth to hide their imperfections.

Our dentists are passionate about creating the perfect smile for you. They work together closely with our in-house ceramists to design a smile to fit your facial features, resulting in a smile customised for you.

Benefits Of Having Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers can fix small yet visible cosmetic issues such as chips, cracks, discolouration or gaps in your teeth when you smile or talk.

Dental veneers are made to look and feel natural in your mouth – just like real teeth. Both you and those around won’t notice a difference.

Dental veneers are generally minimally-invasive involve minimal enamel removal. The average amount of enamel removed is about half a millimeter, which is about the thickness of a fingernail.

With dental veneers, your natural teeth will be protected from certain foods or drinks that tend to stain and discolour the teeth. 

 

Dental veneers are non-porous, making them stain-resistant and require low maintenance to preserve a great smile. You are still advised to brush and floss your teeth twice a day.

 

With proper care, veneers can last as long as 15 years.

 
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How Do I Know If Porcelain Veneers Are Suitable For Me?

At Dental Designs, we created a "Smile Trial" - so you have the opportunity to see how your smile could look like, before we  start any treatment.
 
This procedure requires No drilling and No damage to your teeth.

The best part is, there are no obligations after having this procedure done.
 

Why Dental Veneers Are Different At Dental Designs

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    Can be completed on the same day
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    Centrally located accessible by car and MRT
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We protect your teeth

In our practice, we embrace the philosophy of "minimal preparation," allowing us to preserve as much of your natural tooth surface.

Most veneers require a thin layer of your enamel to be reduced, to allow for proper placement and transforming of your existing teeth. 

At Dental Designs, we understand the importance of maintaining as much of your natural tooth enamel as possible, so you can maintain healthy teeth while still achieving a beautiful smile transformation.

Process Of Getting Dental Porcelain Veneers At
Dental Designs in Singapore

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1. Consultation

To create a smile that truly reflects your individuality, we make it our priority to understand your concerns and expectations. Like skilled architects, we meticulously design your smile based on your unique features and specifications.

During your initial consultation, we conduct an examination of your smile, utilizing technology such as digital 3D teeth and facial scans, x-rays and studio photographs. This allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your dental condition, serving as a foundation for your personalized smile makeover.

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2. Dentist: Smile Trial

At Dental Designs, we understand that taking the first step towards changing your smile can be intimidating.

That's why we created the "Smile Trial", which allows you to see the final outcome of your veneers before any treatment begins.

With this non-invasive procedure, there is absolutely no need for any drilling or harm to your teeth. This allows you to envision the look of veneers right in your own mouth. Moreover, if you have any specific designs in mind, you can directly communicate them to your dentist, ensuring that your veneers will be crafted exactly as you want them.

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3. Preparation of Teeth

Once you're ready to proceed with your veneers, we'll see you back in our clinic. To accommodate the ceramic veneers, your dentist will gently remove about 0.5mm of the tooth surface. Be assured that our approach emphasizes minimal intervention and aims to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

After the preparation, our 3D scanner will create a precise model of your teeth. This technology allows us to eliminate the hassle and discomfort of traditional messy dental molds and seamlessly commence the creation of your porcelain veneers in our in-house laboratory.

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4. Smile Prototype

After tooth preparation, we will place a set of temporary veneers on. These temporary veneers allow you to see how your new teeth will align with your personal preferences and facial features, and can last for a few days to a week.

If only minor adjustments are needed, we can proceed with creating your permanent veneers. If significant alterations are necessary, we will re-design and provide you with an additional set of temporary veneers to try on.

This process continues until you are satisfied with the design of your veneers.

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5. Bonding of Porcelain Veneers

Your porcelain veneers are ready for bonding! 

During bonding, we maximize bond strengths between your veneer and natural teeth for long-lasting results. We minimize moisture and plaque contamination and regularly check our bonding materials for good adhesion and colour stability.

Once bonding is complete, welcome to your new smile! We'll take professional studio photos to showcase your new look. 

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6. Review Check

After your veneer visit, we like to arrange a follow up visit a week later to check in on how you and your new smile.

During this appointment, we will carefully evaluate your bite, ensure the stability of the porcelain veneer, and make slight adjustments if necessary.

This is so we can ensure you are completely satisfied with your new smile.

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1. Consultation

To create a smile that truly reflects your individuality, we make it our priority to understand your concerns and expectations. Like skilled architects, we meticulously design your smile based on your unique features and specifications.

During your initial consultation, we conduct an examination of your smile, utilizing technology such as digital 3D teeth and facial scans, x-rays and studio photographs. This allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your dental condition, serving as a foundation for your personalized smile makeover.

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2. Dentist: Smile Trial

At Dental Designs, we understand that taking the first step towards changing your smile can be intimidating.

That's why we created the "Smile Trial", which allows you to see the final outcome of your veneers before any treatment begins.

With this non-invasive procedure, there is absolutely no need for any drilling or harm to your teeth. This allows you to envision the look of veneers right in your own mouth. Moreover, if you have any specific designs in mind, you can directly communicate them to your dentist, ensuring that your veneers will be crafted exactly as you want them.

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3. Preparation of Teeth

Once you're ready to proceed with your veneers, we'll see you back in our clinic. To accommodate the ceramic veneers, your dentist will gently remove about 0.5mm of the tooth surface. Be assured that our approach emphasizes minimal intervention and aims to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

After the preparation, our 3D scanner will create a precise model of your teeth. This technology allows us to eliminate the hassle and discomfort of traditional messy dental molds and seamlessly commence the creation of your porcelain veneers in our in-house laboratory.

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4. Smile Prototype

After tooth preparation, we will place a set of temporary veneers on. These temporary veneers allow you to see how your new teeth will align with your personal preferences and facial features, and can last for a few days to a week.

If only minor adjustments are needed, we can proceed with creating your permanent veneers. If significant alterations are necessary, we will re-design and provide you with an additional set of temporary veneers to try on.

This process continues until you are satisfied with the design of your veneers.

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5. Bonding of Porcelain Veneers

Your porcelain veneers are ready for bonding! 

During bonding, we maximize bond strengths between your veneer and natural teeth for long-lasting results. We minimize moisture and plaque contamination and regularly check our bonding materials for good adhesion and colour stability.

Once bonding is complete, welcome to your new smile! We'll take professional studio photos to showcase your new look. 

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6. Review Check

After your veneer visit, we like to arrange a follow up visit a week later to check in on how you and your new smile.

During this appointment, we will carefully evaluate your bite, ensure the stability of the porcelain veneer, and make slight adjustments if necessary.

This is so we can ensure you are completely satisfied with your new smile.

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1. Consultation

To create a smile that truly reflects your individuality, we make it our priority to understand your concerns and expectations. Like skilled architects, we meticulously design your smile based on your unique features and specifications.

During your initial consultation, we conduct an examination of your smile, utilizing technology such as digital 3D teeth and facial scans, x-rays and studio photographs. This allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your dental condition, serving as a foundation for your personalized smile makeover.

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2. Dentist: Smile Trial

At Dental Designs, we understand that taking the first step towards changing your smile can be intimidating.

That's why we created the "Smile Trial", which allows you to see the final outcome of your veneers before any treatment begins.

With this non-invasive procedure, there is absolutely no need for any drilling or harm to your teeth. This allows you to envision the look of veneers right in your own mouth. Moreover, if you have any specific designs in mind, you can directly communicate them to your dentist, ensuring that your veneers will be crafted exactly as you want them.

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3. Preparation of Teeth

Once you're ready to proceed with your veneers, we'll see you back in our clinic. To accommodate the ceramic veneers, your dentist will gently remove about 0.5mm of the tooth surface. Be assured that our approach emphasizes minimal intervention and aims to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

After the preparation, our 3D scanner will create a precise model of your teeth. This technology allows us to eliminate the hassle and discomfort of traditional messy dental molds and seamlessly commence the creation of your porcelain veneers in our in-house laboratory.

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4. Smile Prototype

After tooth preparation, we will place a set of temporary veneers on. These temporary veneers allow you to see how your new teeth will align with your personal preferences and facial features, and can last for a few days to a week.

If only minor adjustments are needed, we can proceed with creating your permanent veneers. If significant alterations are necessary, we will re-design and provide you with an additional set of temporary veneers to try on.

This process continues until you are satisfied with the design of your veneers.

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5. Bonding of Porcelain Veneers

Your porcelain veneers are ready for bonding! 

During bonding, we maximize bond strengths between your veneer and natural teeth for long-lasting results. We minimize moisture and plaque contamination and regularly check our bonding materials for good adhesion and colour stability.

Once bonding is complete, welcome to your new smile! We'll take professional studio photos to showcase your new look. 

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6. Review Check

After your veneer visit, we like to arrange a follow up visit a week later to check in on how you and your new smile.

During this appointment, we will carefully evaluate your bite, ensure the stability of the porcelain veneer, and make slight adjustments if necessary.

This is so we can ensure you are completely satisfied with your new smile.

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Facially Driven Treatment

At our practice, we believe that a person's smile goes beyond just straight and functional teeth. It should blend seamlessly with your face shape, and enhance the natural beauty of your lips.

To achieve this, we carefully assess the proportions of your face, taking into account how your eyes, facial contours, and lips relate to your teeth.

This approach forms the foundation for designing your personalized smile design, ensuring that it aligns with you and your unique features.

Porcelain Veneers Created at our In House Laboratory


Dental Designs Clinic has a unique In-House laboratory, where our dentists work hand-in-hand with our dental ceramists to create High quality, Custom dental veneers.

Each veneer is hard painted and finished with artistic characterisations, textures and colours, to achieve natural and beautiful aesthetics.

They go into a ceramic furnace, heating up to 850 celcius to embed the colours and glazes onto the ceramic veneers, whilst further strengthening it.

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28 Overall reviews

The service and doctor is the best in town! The customer service and receptionists are very friendly! Dr Phillip Miller and Dr Noah Teo is very nice and very professional on their skill! They also very patient to explain to me about the treatment!

Will come back again!

Thank you very much!

李岳侨

Beautiful and friendly dental clinic, was recommended by my colleague. Been coming here for dental cleaning and fillings. Always a good visit!

J. Kho

This dental clinic has very good staff who are well trained and friendly. The dentists are also very good and will explain the treatment in detail before starting treatment. The equipment is very high tech and I believe they are able to do high quality work as I did my crown here and it looks much better than my colleague who also recently did his at another place. The waiting room is also very comfortable. good job!

C. Zheng De

This clinic is one of the best I have ever seen. I saw dr Justin for my implant which I did many years ago, the tooth was loose, and other drs told me to remove it as they could not find out what brand it was but dr Justin was able to take 3d xrays and locate the brand and specially ordered the part in. he saved me from having to do a surgery to remove and put a new implant which would have cost me a bomb. the tooth looks even better than the original thanks to the experieced dental technician Katsuya from Japan. 

Very happy and will keep coming back for my regular dental. 

G. Hock An

my workplace is close by and I had a problem with my tooth for a few days, so I made an appointment to come down. The receptionist who booked my appointment was very helpful and friendly to explain the way to the clinic from my office. I saw Dr Nicholas who was able to do a root canal treatment on the same visit so that I didn't need to come back. I felt safe and comfortable to do my dental treatment here as the dental picks are all wrapped up and sterilized and only opened before each treatment when im inside. 

P. Wendy

I had an amazing experience at this dental clinic. Dr. Justin Giam is a skilled dentist who explained everything thoroughly. The staff was friendly, and the clinic is conveniently located near my workplace. Highly recommended!

S. Goh

I am so glad I found Dental Designs, it was recommended to me by an expat friend. Dr Rares is the best dentist I have ever encountered. He is extremely conscientious and empathic in his work, with a great attention to detail. His work is stellar,  and he is always tuned in to the patient's needs. I have had multiple dentists in Oslo, Norway and in London, and although some of them have been excellent, I can truly say that not one of them has been of his caliber.

h. hjertenes

Great dental clinic! Dr Giam is very friend and his treatments are very gentle. He is good at explaining his treatment to his patients and a lot of great cafes nearby as well. Excellent customer service and helpful receptionist. Decent location too!

C. MichaelJr

My dental implant procedure here was top-notch. Dr Justin did the surgery for me and he was skillful.The team was patient and made sure I felt relaxed throughout. They even sent me a message to check up on me for post-surgery care. Thank you!

J. Florentyna

Dr. Tiffany Tan did an excellent job with my Invisalign treatment. My teeth are now perfectly aligned, and it was a comfortable process from start to finish. The clinic's hygienist, Kelly, is fantastic as well!

W Y

I can’t recommend this clinic enough, was so glad to have found it. Great facility, really enjoyed the ambience with radio music. But thats beside the point, Dr Tiffany is so terrific, they are so kind and really care about doing a good and meticulous job, and are so professional to share with me all x-rays of my teeth and explaining the issues and the process. I’ve never had any dentists that are so genuine and pro-active to help the patients be informed and understand the situations thoroughly. I feel very assured to be in such good hands. Thank you greatly!

T. Pham

I had a dental veneer procedure to fix my chipped front tooth, and the results exceeded my expectations. The clinic is conveniently close to my workplace, and the entire team was friendly and skilled. A great experience overall!

L. Chia Heng

Dr. Justin Giam and his team are exceptional. I had a replacement for my dental crown, and they made sure I felt comfortable and relaxed throughout. The clinic is just a short walk from the MRT station.

A. H.

I fell down and chipped my front teeth on holiday and came to doc Justin who is my usual dentist. he was able to fix it same day and by now I dont even remember which teeth was chipped. best doc in town!

l. pienkowski

I appreciate the professionalism and patience of the staff here. They did a fantastic job with my ceramic filling, which was much better shape and bite than the other one i had done previously at another clinic, and the clinic's location in the CBD is perfect for me.

R. Phua

The hygienist, Kelly, provided me with the best scaling and polishing I've ever had. The clinic is not only convenient but has friendly receptionists and great staff. I highly recommend it!

L. Josephine

I have been coming to this dental clinic for years and I bring all my family and recommend to my colleagues to come as well, because they are just so good. Especially Dr  Justin Giam, he is very skilled in crowns and veneers for me. My father's implant denture was able to be done smoothly, which was important because we have to fly in to Singapore to come for the dental treatment, so it saves us so much time here. The assistant doctors are also good to do the usual fillings and cleanings without any pain. The receptionists are friendly and helpful for making the appointment a pleasant one. Very good job dental design!

L. Winnie

I needed replacement retainers, and I found that dental designs provide clear retainers with same day pickup. its convienent as its close to my office and I could go out for a coffee while waiting.

E. Michael

My tooth has been hurting on and off for the past months and I ignored it as I was busy. i went to the dentist near my house and was told to extract it and do an implant as it was decayed and the cavity was too big. I didnt want to extract my tooth so i looked for other options and found Dental Designs where I was able to be seen and my tooth could have a root canal treatment and crown done instead of extraction. the tooth is functioning well and I can bite normally, there was no downtime. i strongly recommend Dental Designs as the dentist here is much more skillful and knowledgeable and the receptiontists are also very friendly.

J J

I did a whitening procedure here in the clinic and had good results, my friends commented it was much whiter and I'm happy with the results. there is a little sensitivity but it goes away after one day. highly recommend this clinic if you are looking for a dentist to do teeth whitening. the cleaning was also very comfortable and i didnt feel any pain or bleeding.

L. Kathleen

I read about Dental Designs as I wanted to do Invisalign treatment for a long time, and I chose Dr Tiffany Tan as she has good reviews. During the first consultation, she took time to listen to my concerns and also explained various options for me to suit my needs. There was also no hard selling even though I could not decide to do the treatment on the same day, the staff was also all smiles and very helpful. I came back again with my wife and Dr Tiffany was very patient in explaining my condition and the treatment options again, thus I decided to go with them. I completed my Invisalign treatment after about 18 months and the results are just as what Dr Tiffany promised. All my colleagues and friends are able to see the difference, I had an underbite which is completely resolved. The whole process was very smooth and the whole team was just so helpful and responsive throughout. Kudos to Dental Designs and Dr Tiffany Tan!

L. Ian Jun Jie

The dentists here are very skillful and do a good job, the staff is also very friendly and its easy to book appointments over whatsapp. I recently had to do a root canal and dental crowning for my tooth and the process was easy.

M. Hui Tan

Best experience I ever had at a dental clinic or medical clinic for that matter. I've been to many clinics in UK and Sydney and none of them are as good as Dr Tiffany. I have been using a specially prescribed mouthguard at night which cost me close to 3000 AUD from a specialist in Melbourne as otherwise I would have jaw pain when I woke up in the mornings. I went to a consultation with Dr Tiffany Tan as I wanted to straighten my front teeth which had shifted a little over the years.  Dr Tiffany was able to assess not only that my teeth could be straightened but that the bite was all wrong. I started on Invisalign treatment with her and 2 years later I am able to chew steak and peanuts without wincing, and I do not need the special mouthguard at all. Thanks to Dr Tiffany, I now have a normal life without pain and trust me it is unbelievable how much my bite affected my life prior to my Invisalign treatment. Thank you Dr Tiffany and the Dental Designs clinic team, you guys are amazing!

L. Mallory Alice

I saw Dr Justin to fix my teeth veneers which I had (stupidly) done at a dentist in Thailand as my friend brought me there during a holiday. He was able to check it and advise that my gums were badly infected due to the poor veneers which they did, which was causing a bad smell in my mouth. Dr Justin had to remove all the veneers and the hygienist Ms Kelly is also really gentle and I had the best clean in my life here with the air cleaning. Dr Justin was then able to give me new veneers which are properly fitted and which looked so natural compared to the other ones that were done and I feel like they are my real teeth. There is no more bad smell and my teeth and gums are healthy now!

S. Matthew Lucian

Firstly, I want to commend the dentist here Dr Justin as he is skilled in his work and delivers what he promises.

Additionally, I am seen within 15 minutes each time I come for my appointment, which is not the case when I attend other medical appointments in Singapore. 

The staff are also excellent. 

Z. Nael

Visited this clinic for the first time today after reading all the reviews. Indeed a dental clinic with very good service. The receptionist was very friendly. My appointment was at 12pm and I saw Dr  Justin at 12pm without any delay. He was very professional with his work and casual when talking. Made me feel comfortable. Took pics of my teeth to tell me what is wrong and what needs to be done. Not pushy at all asking me to do this and that. Price is pretty reasonable for where they are located. Thanks for the great service!

M. Yousuff

Popped into Dental Designs on Cecil street for the first time a couple of weeks ago and then a filling just yesterday. Staff are highly professional, from the front desk to the doctor and dental assistant.

Dr Peter Tang is fantastic at what he does. Really good bedside manners, explains the procedure in great detail to make sure I know what is going to be done and also removed my fear of having my teeth cleaned. Will definitely make this place my regular go-to for all dental matters!

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Yessi sania sibarani

The service and doctor is the best in town! The customer service and receptionists are very friendly! Dr Phillip Miller and Dr Noah Teo is very nice and very professional on their skill! They also very patient to explain to me about the treatment!

Will come back again!

Thank you very much!

李岳侨

Beautiful and friendly dental clinic, was recommended by my colleague. Been coming here for dental cleaning and fillings. Always a good visit!

J. Kho

This dental clinic has very good staff who are well trained and friendly. The dentists are also very good and will explain the treatment in detail before starting treatment. The equipment is very high tech and I believe they are able to do high quality work as I did my crown here and it looks much better than my colleague who also recently did his at another place. The waiting room is also very comfortable. good job!

C. Zheng De

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers In Singapore

Porcelain veneers are a versatile dental solution that can enhance your smile's appearance and correct various issues. They are used to improve tooth colour, shape, size, and alignment. Veneers offer long-lasting results, resist staining, and require minimal tooth alteration, making them a popular choice for achieving a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Contact us for an appointment so you can consult with your dentist to see if Veneers are the right choice for you!

Dental porcelain veneer procedures will vary depending on your individual case, however we will provide a general overview of what to expect. Before commencing any preparation work for your porcelain veneer, the dentist will perform an initial examination of your tooth and overall mouth, which may include taking x-rays. If there is extensive decay found in the tooth, or a risk of infection is diagnosed, you may require other treatment first. Alternatively, if there is not enough natural tooth structure left to securely hold the porcelain veneer in place, you may need a core, or a post-and-core to be placed first to create a foundation to support the overlying porcelain veneer. Your dentist can discuss with you if you need any additional procedures.

Yes, it is possible to get veneers on your front teeth, even if you have crowns on your other teeth, but it's important to consider a few factors.

Veneers are typically placed on the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance, while crowns cover the entire tooth. If you have crowns, your dentist will need to evaluate where they are in your smile, and whether they will affect your smile makeover. 

In some cases, it may be necessary to replace the crowns for a more consistent appearance. Consult with your dentist to determine the best course of action based on your specific dental situation.

Dental veneers can last up to 20 or more years. The life span of a porcelain veneer depends on the amount of “wear and tear” the porcelain veneer is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits (you should avoid such habits which put excessive forces on your teeth, such as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting your fingernails and using your teeth to open objects such as beer caps, or packaging).

While a veneer tooth does not require any special care, remember that the underlying tooth is still your natural tooth and is still subject to decay or gum disease. Therefore, continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day and make sure there is no food stuck between the teeth.


  • Discomfort or sensitivity. you may experience some heat and cold sensitivity on your newly veneered tooth immediately after the procedure as the anaesthesia begins to wear off if the tooth that has a dental veneer still has a nerve in it. Your dentist may recommend that you brush teeth with toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. This sensitivity is usually temporary and will go away in a few day. Persistent soreness or sensitivity that occurs when you bite down could mean that the porcelain veneer is slightly too thick and is hitting the opposing tooth in some positions, and this needs to be highlighted to your dentist who can fix it.
  • Chipped porcelain veneer. If the tooth has some trauma such as a sharp knock, or if it undergoes constant excessive forces, it can chip. If the chip is small, a composite resin can be used to repair the chip with the porcelain veneer remaining in your mouth. This is usually just a temporary fix. If the chipping is extensive, the porcelain veneer may need to be replaced.
  • Loose porcelain veneer. Sometimes the cement washes out from under the porcelain veneer. Not only does this allow the por|celain veneer to become loose, it allows bacteria to leak in and cause decay to the tooth internally. If a porcelain veneer feels loose, contact your dentist’s office.
  • Veneer falling off. Sometimes veneers fall off. Reasons include decaying of the underlying tooth and loosening of the cementing material used to place the porcelain veneer. If your porcelain veneer comes off, contact your dentist’s office immediately. He or she will give you specific instructions on how to care for the tooth and porcelain veneer for the day or so until you can be seen for an evaluation. Your dentist may be able to re-cement the porcelain veneer in place; if not, a new porcelain veneer will need to be made.

Veneers and real teeth differ in some key ways.

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom-made and bonded to the front of natural teeth. They can improve the appearance of teeth by changing their colour, shape, and size.

However, veneers are not organic like natural teeth and do not have the same sensitivity or ability to respond to temperature changes. They also don't grow or repair themselves like real teeth, requiring replacement if damaged. But unlike natural teeth, they won't stain or change colour.

The purpose of the porcelain veneer is to change the appearance of the tooth by covering it, and it has to be made of strong enough materials to serve its purpose. Some people may think about using a normal filling material to directly place a large filling over the surface of the tooth. This may work in the short term, but as the normal filling material is not rigid enough to hold the tooth together, cracks will continue to progress and the filling will break. The tooth will still need to be prepared or drilled again to fit a dental porcelain veneer, causing more issues.

Porcelain veneers is often done in combination of braces and teeth whitening for the front teeth to achieve a comprehensive treatment by changing the shape of the teeth as well as ensuring your bite is optimal so that you can maintain a beautiful and healthy set of teeth.

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