Veneers: here, there and everywhere

Veneers: here, there and everywhere

First, they were on buildings.

Then, they featured on our furniture.

Finally, in 1928, Dr. Charles Pincus brought them to dentistry — and veneers shaped their first smile.

You may be thinking buildings, furniture and our teeth aren’t the same, but the concept remains:

A veneer is a thin outer shell lending a new look to what lies beneath. For our teeth, that shell is often porcelain — custom shaped to fit your smile.

So why get veneers (or not)? Hint: that depends on you!

Why veneers?

This part’s important: veneers are elective and cosmetic. In the vast majority of cases, there is no medical need for them.

But if the way you feel about your smile is holding you back and veneers would give you a boost of confidence, here are some of the ways they can help:

What veneers conceal

Veneers help cover the look of:

  • Discolouration
  • Worn enamel
  • Uneven spacing
  • Cracks
  • Chips

They adhere to your teeth rather than altering them — making them non-invasive. Your natural tooth will no longer be visible.

What they offer

Veneers do more than conceal your teeth. They:

  • Lift your look (non-invasively, as mentioned)
  • Have a natural colour and custom fit
  • Can address multiple areas on concern
  • Are long lasting and low maintenance, lasting 10-15 years

In our experience, for our patients, veneers are about more than what they cover — they’re also about what they bring to your smile. They’re highly customizable, and we’re proud to help them achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted.

Are veneers for me?

The best way to determine if veneers are the best option for you is to have a chat with your dentist. They’ll be able to listen to your concerns, walk you through your options and inform you of the benefits, risks and details. If you have questions about veneers, book a visit and we’d be happy to sit down with you at our Holland Cross clinic.


Veneers are like durable porcelain tiles for your smile: they brighten your teeth and keep them smooth and uniform for up to 15 years. Because they’re a cosmetic option, they aren’t medically necessary. Electing to get veneers is more about what you want for your smile and how you feel.

A smile you’re proud of can look like anything — including the chompers you were born with! But if you’d like to give your grin a refresh, veneers are a great low-maintenance option.

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