Dental Veneers

Improve the appearance of your smile with aesthetic transformations

Dental veneers:
effective solutions for a dazzling smile

Dental veneers have become a popular solution for people wanting to regain a harmonious and bright smile. These ultra-thin shells, made of ceramic or resin, are applied to the surface of the front teeth to improve their appearance in terms of color, shape and position. Easy to install and painless, dental veneers allow you to obtain an aesthetic result quickly and painlessly.

The choice of dental veneers depends mainly on the specific needs of each patient. Among the different options, we find traditional ceramic veneers, which require prior preparation of the tooth, and “No prep” or film veneers, which are even thinner and do not require touching the tooth enamel. Each type of facet has its advantages and disadvantages, and it is up to the practitioner and the patient to decide together on the best solution to achieve the desired result.

Key Takeaways

  • Cosmetic transformation: Corrects the appearance of discolored, chipped or misaligned teeth
  • Bright smile: Improves the radiance and whiteness of your smile
  • Durability: Stain resistant and long lasting with the right care
  • Easy maintenance: Can be brushed and cared for like your natural teeth
  • Conservation of tooth structure: Requires minimal modification of the natural tooth
  • Increased Confidence: Restores confidence in your smile
  • Quick Fix: Noticeable Transformation in Just Two Visits
  • Long lifespan: With proper care, can last up to 15 years

Dental veneers at The British Dental Place clinic

  • Our clinic specializes in this type of procedure. Our main advantages are:
    Experience and skills of dental surgeons for this procedure

  • Manufacture of veneers on site, in ceramic or composite injection technique/composite bonding

  • Speed: in a single stay of a few days, you leave with your final veneers

  • Price: with a very competitive price of a dental veneer: €100

  • Free quote. Quick appointment for installation

Exemple de traitement par facette denatire
Veneers will correct unsightly teeth and transform the smile
Facette dentaires avant et après pose
Dental veneers will correct certain aesthetic aspects other than color

You can find at the end of this article 4 clinical cases treated at the clinic with dental veneers

Dental veneer: definition and importance

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin ceramic or composite shells that are attached to the visible side of the teeth to improve their aesthetic appearance. They are used to correct defects in the shape, color, size or alignment of the teeth, thus restoring a more harmonious smile. These veneers can be used to hide imperfections such as stains, discolorations, or slightly damaged teeth.

Importance of dental veneers

Dental veneers play an essential role in the aesthetic restoration of the smile. Here are some of their main uses and benefits:

  • Alignment corrections: Veneers can correct minor tooth alignment issues, such as slight crowding, avoiding the need for more lengthy and complex orthodontic treatments.

  • Color Improvement: If teeth are discolored or stained due to factors such as diet, smoking or taking certain medications, veneers can restore an even, more aesthetically pleasing shade.

  • Repair of Damaged Teeth: Veneers can be used to restore slightly damaged teeth, such as those with small cracks, chips, or premature wear.

  • Changing size and shape: Veneers allow you to change the size or shape of teeth, providing a more balanced and harmonious appearance to smiles.

  • Durability: Ceramic veneers are stain resistant and can last up to 15 years if properly maintained.

  • Conservation of tooth structure: Veneers generally require less preparation and reduction of the tooth surface than crowns, which preserves more of the original tooth structure.

Thanks to their many advantages, dental veneers are an aesthetic and lasting solution to regain a harmonious smile, thus strengthening patients’ self-confidence.

Choix des couleurs facettes dentaires
Choice of colors and verification of the result

Types of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are an aesthetic solution to improve the appearance of your smile. They allow you to change the color, size and shape of your teeth. In this section, we will learn about the two main types of dental veneers: porcelain veneers and composite veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers, also called ceramic veneers, are made from a high-quality ceramic material. They are generally considered to offer the best results in terms of appearance and durability. Among their characteristics, we find:

  • Aesthetics: They are very aesthetic, as they imitate the appearance of natural teeth thanks to their translucency and texture.

  • Resistance: Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains and wear than composite veneers, making them more durable in the long run.

  • Biocompatibility: Porcelain is a biocompatible material, meaning it is well tolerated by gums and oral tissues.

However, porcelain veneers typically require more invasive tooth preparation because some of the enamel must be filed away. Additionally, they are more expensive than composite veneers.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are made of composite resin, the same material used for dental fillings. They have several advantages over porcelain veneers:

  • Quick Placement: Composite veneers can often be placed in one visit to the dentist, while porcelain veneers usually require at least two visits.

  • Less invasive: Composite veneers are less invasive than porcelain veneers because they generally require little or no tooth preparation.

  • Cost: Composite veneers are generally less expensive than porcelain veneers.

However, they have some disadvantages:

  • Durability: Composite veneers are less durable than porcelain veneers and may require more frequent repairs or replacement.

  • Stain Resistance: Composite veneers are more likely to stain over time, especially if you regularly consume coffee, tea, or red wine.

In summary, both porcelain veneers and composite veneers have their advantages and disadvantages. It is important to discuss your expectations and specific needs with your dentist to choose the type of dental veneers best suited to your situation.

Facette dentaire
The dental veneer will cover the tooth

Dental veneer application process

Consultation and planning

During the initial consultation, the dentist will assess the condition of the patient’s teeth and discuss the desired aesthetic goals. It may be necessary to take x-rays and photographs to better understand the structure of the teeth and identify any defects that need to be corrected. At the end of this consultation, a treatment plan will be developed, specifying the number and type of veneers needed, as well as the steps required for their implementation.

Digital design, intra-oral simulations (DSD- digital smile design)

Using intraoral photos and function details recorded with Modjaw 4D, we construct the proposed veneer design with CAD-CAM technology. Once designed, we use a 3D printer to transfer it to the patient’s mouth for a true simulation of future teeth.

Preparation and manufacturing

After the simulation, the dentist prepares the teeth for the placement of dental veneers. This process may involve grinding away a thin layer of tooth enamel, to allow the veneers to fit properly onto the tooth surface. However, by preparing the teeth using simulation, we can remain minimally invasive in order to achieve the desired result.

Then, a precise impression of the patient’s teeth is made for the manufacture of custom veneers. The most modern technique involved the advanced 3D camera for printing, we favor the Cerec Primescan as the most available scanner on the market.

Temporary veneers can be placed while waiting for the final veneers to be made. This helps protect the teeth and gives the patient a preview of how the final veneers will look. The custom veneers are then manufactured in a dental laboratory based on the dentist’s and patient’s specifications.

Application and review

Once the permanent veneers are ready, the dentist will apply them to the prepared teeth. The veneers are fixed with a special glue which ensures that they are held in place and are durable. Cementation with rubber dam is the most precise and predictable technique because it perfectly isolates the teeth avoiding contamination and adhesion problems. Once the veneers are in place, the dentist will check their fit, comfort and aesthetic harmony with the other teeth.

A review may take place after a few weeks to ensure that the patient has adjusted to the veneers and that they fit correctly. Minor adjustments can be made if necessary. Properly maintained, dental veneers offer a long-lasting aesthetic solution to improve the appearance of teeth and restore confidence in your smile.

Advantages and disadvantages of dental veneers


Dental veneers are an aesthetic solution allowing you to regain a dazzling smile. Here are some benefits of dental veneers:

  1. Natural appearance: Dental veneers offer a natural and harmonious appearance to the tooth, respecting the shade and shape of the teeth.

  2. Non-invasive: Dental veneers are generally less invasive than other dental treatments, with very little or no pain during the procedure.

  3. Stain-resistant: Dental veneers are typically made of ceramic or composite, both materials that are resistant to staining and discoloration.

  4. Improved self-esteem: Dental veneers can help improve self-esteem by hiding dental imperfections and restoring confidence in your smile.


Despite their many advantages, dental veneers also have certain disadvantages that are important to take into account before getting started:

  1. Permanent treatment: Installing dental veneers often requires trimming and filing the teeth to adapt them to the veneers. Once completed, this step is irreversible.

  2. Tooth sensitivity: Although rare, some people may experience increased tooth sensitivity after dental veneers.

  3. Cost: The price of dental veneers can be high, depending on the materials used and the number of teeth to be treated. In addition, dental veneers are generally not reimbursed by social security.

  4. Limited lifespan: Dental veneers have a limited lifespan, generally between 10 and 15 years. They will therefore have to be replaced eventually, which represents an additional cost.

Considering the pros and cons of dental veneers, it is important to consult a dentist to determine if this solution is right for your situation.

Care and maintenance of dental veneers

Dental veneers are an aesthetic solution to improve the appearance of your smile. They can be used to correct problems such as damaged, stained or spaced teeth. To ensure longevity and maintain the appearance of your dental veneers, it is important to follow proper care and maintenance recommendations.

First of all, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. In addition, it is recommended to consult your dentist regularly.

It is also important to be mindful of the foods and drinks consumed. Foods that are very hard, sticky, or acidic can potentially damage dental veneers. Thus, it is recommended to avoid these types of foods or consume them in moderation.

Caffeine, tobacco and certain drinks such as red wine or tea can cause stains on dental veneers. To minimise the risk of stains, it is advisable to limit the consumption of these products or consume them in moderation.

Finally, it is essential to ensure that you protect your dental veneers from trauma. If you play sports that may cause impacts to your face or mouth, it is important to wear appropriate mouth protection. Likewise, if you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), it is recommended to consult a dentist to evaluate possible solutions, such as wearing a nighttime protection guard.

In summary, to guarantee the longevity and aesthetics of your dental veneers, it is essential to follow the care and maintenance recommendations. This way, you will be able to enjoy a dazzling smile and regain your self-confidence.

Principe des facette dentaires
Dental veneers will cover visible teeth


Dental veneers are an effective aesthetic solution to improve the appearance of the smile. They help correct various problems such as the color, shape and position of the teeth. Used mainly on the incisors, canines and premolars, they contribute to the harmonization of the smile.

Veneers are made of ceramic, a material that provides a natural appearance and easily matches the color and shape of existing teeth. Additionally, dental veneers are considered a painless procedure, making them an attractive option for those looking to improve their smile without undergoing invasive procedures.

It should be noted that dental veneers are not only used for aesthetic reasons; they can also hide defects on a damaged tooth. However, it should be kept in mind that veneers are not a quick fix and cannot correct all dental problems. Therefore, it is important to consult a dental health professional to determine whether dental veneers are the right option for your specific situation.

In short, dental veneers offer a modern and effective aesthetic solution to regain a harmonious smile. Suitable for correcting various dental problems, they represent an interesting alternative for many people.

Frequently asked Questions
What types of dental veneers are available?

There are mainly two types of dental veneers: porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Porcelain veneers are durable, stain resistant, and provide a natural appearance. Composite veneers are generally less expensive, but less durable and more likely to stain.

How much do dental veneers cost?

The cost of dental veneers varies depending on the material chosen and the work required. Porcelain veneers typically cost between $800 and $1,200 per tooth, while composite veneers are priced around $300 to $600 per tooth. At Bucharest British Dental Place Clinic, we have very competitive prices, with a very high level of quality, price of a dental veneer: from 150 for a composite veneer, or 150 per tooth up to 400 -450 for Empress/Emax porcelain veneers

How is the installation of dental veneers carried out?

The installation of dental veneers generally takes place in several stages. First, the dentist prepares the tooth surface by removing a thin layer of enamel. Next, he will take an impression of the tooth to create the custom veneer. When the veneer is ready, it is attached to the tooth with a special cement.

Are dental veneers permanent?

They are fixed. Dental veneers are considered a semi-permanent solution as they have a long but limited lifespan.

How long do dental veneers last?

Typically, standard-manufactured dental veneers have a lifespan of between 10 and 20 years. However, this duration may vary depending on several factors, including the manufacturing material used. It is essential to regularly consult a dentist to assess the condition of the veneers and receive appropriate recommendations to maintain their optimal lifespan. Good dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist will help prolong the life of the veneers.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of dental veneers?

The benefits of dental veneers include improving the aesthetics of the smile, correcting problems such as stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth, and resisting staining. Disadvantages include cost, the need to remove some enamel, and the fact that the procedure is irreversible.

Are there any contraindications to the installation of dental veneers?

There are very few contraindications to the installation of dental veneers. However, insufficient enamel thickness can sometimes pose an obstacle to effective veneer adhesion. This enamel deficiency can be caused by a genetic disease (which remains rare) or by excessive consumption of certain substances or foods that can erode the enamel. Although there are no strict contraindications, there may be certain points to consider that could influence the decision to place veneers or their long-term durability. Bruxism is another contraindication. It is therefore essential to consult a dentist to discuss the option of dental veneers and assess each individual’s unique situation.

Are there alternatives to dental veneers to improve your smile?

Yes, there are several alternatives to improve your smile, such as teeth whitening, orthodontics (like Invisalign), dental crowns and dental implants. Choosing the most suitable solution depends on the specific needs of the patient and the advice of the dentist.

Examples of clinical cases

Here are examples of veneer placement through 4 clinical cases at Bucharest British Dental Place clinic.

Case 1: Restoration of decayed teeth

Restauration dents cariées
Restoration of decayed teeth, before and after

Case 2: complex case

Cas complexe
Complex case

Case 3: Restoration with change in position, shape and color of teeth

Restauration changement de position-de forme et de couleur des dents
Restauration changement de position-de forme et de couleur des dents

Case 4: Restoring coloured teeth after exposure to tetracyclines (antibiotic)

Coloration à la Tetracycline
Veneers to correct Tetracycline coloring