What can I do to improve my smile?

Many people would like to make changes to their smiles but don’t know where to start. The first step is to visit a dentist at one of our nib Dental Care Centres. Here you will be able to discuss your ideas or concerns with your dentist who can then provide you with a range of treatment options that will work towards enhancing your smile.

There are many options, depending upon your needs, our friendly dentists may discuss with you:

Porcelain Veneers

If you are unhappy with your smile, one way to transform your look is with Porcelain Veneers. These small, custom-made, porcelain facings are attached to the front surface of your tooth/teeth to provide a brighter smile with a more uniform look.

Porcelain Veneers can be used to cover stained, chipped, decayed or slightly crooked teeth providing a fresher look and hiding signs of normal wear and tear. They can also help to fill any spaces between teeth or alter the shape of your teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. In most circumstances Porcelain Veneers require 2 to 3 visits to fit, your dentist only removes a small amount of your natural tooth structure when preparing the tooth for Porcelain Veneers.

As veneers are only applied to the front of the teeth, care needs to be taken to maximise the time your veneers will last. Your dentist will provide further information on how to care for your veneers at the time of your consultation.

Another veneer option is Composite Veneers. Composite Veneers are an alternative to Porcelain Veneers and are created in the chair by the direct application of tooth coloured filling material to the front of your teeth, they can usually be completed within one appointment. Composite Veneers require very little preparation to the natural tooth, similar to Porcelain Veneers care needs to be taken to maximise the time your veneers will last.