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VENEERS – Porcelain and Ceramic


Porcelain and Ceramic VENEERS
Veneers are thin shells that are laid onto the teeth and bonded to the surface. Although they can be made of different materials, porcelain is frequently used because of its durability and realistic appearance. Veneers are a more conservative alternative to crowns since they require less removal of the tooth’s original surface. With veneers in place, patients can expect straighter, whiter, and more even looking teeth.




LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is unique in that it is contact lens-thin and super translucent. Traditional veneers are fused or bonded to teeth, and generally your dentist will need to grind down the tooth for a good fit. Since LUMINEERS is so thin, little to no tooth reduction is necessary depending on the improvement needed.Within two visits to us, Cerinate® Lumineers™ can painlessly reshape, straighten, and whiten your smile. Cerinate® Lumineers™ are porcelain shells that are bonded directly onto the front of the teeth without any of the preliminary grinding or shaving that many varieties of porcelain veneers require. The brand new smile that Cerinate® Lumineers™ can last 15 years or longer.


The IPS Emax all-ceramic system covers all indications ranging from thin veneers to 12-unit bridges. Restorations made of Emax demonstrate both high esthetics and high strength. The porcelain is layered over lithium disilicate or zirconium oxide depending upon the placement and strength requirement

Operators may choose the suitable all-ceramic material in accordance with the indication and the required strength. For all single-tooth restorations in the anterior and posterior region, a core of lithium disilicate is the material of choice for highly esthetic results. For larger restorations, such as posterior bridges that are subject to high chewing stress, restorations supported with the zirconium oxide ceramic are indicated.



MACVENEERS™ : Made with pressed ceramics, MACVENEERS™ are the preferred choice in porcelain veneers among athletes, celebrities, and other public figures. MACVENEERS™ are virtually twice as strong as traditional porcelain veneers and are entirely stain resistant. Their durable manufacture provides protection for your teeth that lasts longer than other brands of porcelain veneers currently available in the UK. MACVENEERS™ provide the same kind of colour-matching that other brands of porcelain veneers do. However, the colour in MACVENEERS™ is added from the inside out. Other porcelain veneers have their colour added in only the top two layers, but MACVENEERS™ are coloured through and through, lending them a greater realism.


The original IPS Empress material was designed to provide the opportunity for outstanding esthetics. This opportunity was realized by thousands of dental laboratories, tens of thousands of dentists, and millions of patients since its launch.

With the introduction of IPS Empress Esthetic, featuring the new IPS Empress Esthetic Veneer Material, your IPS Empress Center can create pressed andlayered restorations that truly mimic the beauty of natural teeth and conserve valuable tooth structure. In addition, the IPS Empress Esthetic material’s color, clarity, strength, and leucite crystal distribution have all been enhanced resulting in improved strength and superior optical properties.



da Vinci Veneers™ : come to the UK by way of da Vinci Studios in California. These porcelain veneers can provide our Central London patients with restored smiles like those seen on the US television show Extreme Makeover. da Vinci Veneers™ from us can rejuvenate your smile. Dr Nathwani will fit you with these porcelain veneers to repair crooked or uneven teeth or to return your smile to a shade of dazzling white. da Vinci Veneers™ employ a thin sheet of porcelain that adheres to your tooth. Once treated and allowed to harden, they are an amazing facsimile of your natural teeth. Dr Nathwani can match the colour of your da Vinci Veneers™ to complement the hue of your natural teeth.


Veneers are formed in the dental laboratory as fine porcelain shells that are placed over your natural teeth
We will use the finest and strongest veneers available for your needs considering the options .
All our veneers are exclusively bespoke to you, the patient, and are individually handcrafted to give you a natural and beautiful smile that is uniquely yours.
Veneers change your whole smile the shape, colour and alignment of your teeth and are designed to cover stains, close gaps and straighten teeth
Veneers are very hard wearing and more stain resistant than natural teeth

During the initial visit, the patient and special chosen dentist discuss the process of placing veneers and the options available (e.g. types and shades of veneers).

If applicable you may find yourself having a discussion about a more suitable treatment such as whitening and bonding or minimal orthodontics depending on your needs and suitability.

A comprehensive examination is done including x-rays and study models (as required) to ensure your suitability for one of the options discussed

You will be given a fully itemised treatment plan detailing the treatment steps, time intervals and length of expected treatment. We give a consent form explaining what to expect and advice sheets particular to your treatment.

Dental Smile Mock – Ups (wax-ups)

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A Dental Wax-Up’ takes the discussion between the dentist and patient and communicates this to the dental laboratory so a life-size preview of the proposed veneers can be made in tooth-coloured wax. This gives a real visual ability to see the new veneers before the teeth are touched.

Provided the veneers are the best option and the supporting structures (gums, bones etc) are optimal then on your next visit the dentist removes a very small layer of each tooth’s outer enamel. A local anaesthesia may be used, but is typically not necessary with lumineers and some minimal intervention cases. The dentist makes a mould of the teeth and then sends it to a dental lab where they create customized veneers for the teeth. The lab prepares the veneers in roughly seven to ten days. During this time, the teeth have a slightly different appearance because of the removal of the outer layer of enamel. The wax – ups are used to build temporary tooth surfaces that have the same ‘look and feel’ as permanent dental veneers. This step may not be necessary with minimal or lumineers cases.

Once the veneers have returned from the lab, the patient makes their final dental visit. The dentist applies the veneer to the tooth using a bonding material. When exposed to light, this bonding material dries and hardens.


Patients may experience some initial sensitivity in the teeth, especially with contact to hot or cold substances. This sensitivity should lessen within two weeks.

If you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, your dentist can fit you with a mouthguard to protect the teeth. Veneers are quite strong and can withstand considerable force when a patient bites down, but they may fracture or break if twisted. Patients should therefore avoid hard objects ie biting directly into a fork that may cause undue stress. Veneers should be cared for in much the same way as normal teeth, this includes daily brushing, flossing, and periodic check-ups with a dentist. Given the proper care, veneers can keep you smiling for decades to come.