All about veneers

Veneers, also known as dental veneers, are a cosmetic procedure performed by dentists who have received special training to enhance smiles. They can change the shape, size, length, and colour of teeth, as well as closing unwanted gaps.

Unlike Composite Bonding, getting veneers is a surgical process that involves a small amount of drilling and shaving of the natural teeth. However, they offer a permanent solution for transforming your smile.

Veneers, a popular cosmetic dental procedure, offer a permanent solution for enhancing your smile. With the ability to change the shape, size, length, and colour of your teeth, as well as close unwanted gaps, veneers are a versatile option. Unlike Composite Bonding, getting veneers involves a minimally invasive procedure to prepare the natural teeth. This process allows for a permanent and transformative solution to enhance your smile.

How do veneers work?

Once you’ve decided on how your new smile will look, our specially trained dentist will prepare your tooth, which involves minor reshaping and surface etching. A colour-matched veneer is then bonded to your tooth, giving it a natural and attractive appearance.

What is the composite resin made of?

Veneers at Smiles and Smiles are made of either ceramic or composite resin. Ceramic veneers are known for their durability and natural-looking appearance, while composite veneers can be applied in a single visit and are less expensive.

In the UK, composite veneers are known as Digital Composite Bonding, which is a specialist treatment at Smiles and Smiles. For more information about Digital Composite Bonding, please click here

What are the benefits of veneers?

Tailored to your needs

You can select a shade for your veneers that matches or is whiter than your natural teeth to help you achieve your perfect smile. We recommend opting for a shade one or two shades lighter than your natural teeth. If you’d like to go even whiter, we recommend complimenting your veneers by having the surrounding teeth whitened to give your smile a seamless and blended look.


Veneers are more than just a cosmetic solution: they are durable and can protect damaged or weakened teeth.


With proper care, veneers can last for many years, providing you with a long-term solution for achieving a beautiful smile.

How long does it take to get veneers?

Getting veneers typically takes two to three appointments. During the first appointment, your teeth are prepared and impressions are taken. The veneers are then fabricated in a lab and are bonded to your teeth in the subsequent appointments.

Are there different types of veneers?

At Smiles and Smiles, we offer bespoke smile transformations using ceramic veneers. 

We also offer composite veneers (known as Digital Composite Bonding at our clinic and across the UK). Both treatments are carried out by a highly skilled and specially trained dentist who works in cosmetic dentistry. They will work closely with you to ensure you are both in agreement regarding exactly what you want your new smile to look like.

Can you whiten veneers?

No, you can’t whiten veneers. As they are made from ceramic or composite resin, they do not respond to whitening treatments. If you are considering veneers, you should consider having your teeth whitened first, to ensure a perfect match.

To learn more about your options, simply book a call with one of our expert Treatment Advisors, who will discuss veneers, and more, and get you booked in for an in-person consultation.