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There is no age limit to who can have porcelain veneers.
However, we do not advise dental veneer treatment for patients under 18 years old.
It is not advisable to have veneers for patients under the age of 18 unless there is a structural issue that needs to be addressed or on certain specific rare circumstances.
Majority of our patients are between 30 and 65 years old, however, we have treated many patients who are between 65- 75 years old.
Treating older mouths
The older the tooth being treated (thus the older the patient) then it is more likely that the pulp chamber where the nerve resides has shrunk; which significantly reduces complications of sensitivity or the risk of root filling.
So older patients may have reduced side effects.
When considering any dental treatment it may be necessary to check the health of teeth with radiographs.
So if you are pregnant then it may be best to have the treatment carried out after childbirth.
When carrying out veneers, tooth preparation may be required.
Increase in the crookedness of the teeth increases tooth preparation.
Tooth preparation, especially into the dentine, can affect the lifetime of the veneer.
Thus it is desirable to carry out veneers which require no preparation.
So for young patients, it is recommended that if veneers are the preferred treatment choice, this is carried out after pre-alignment of teeth with some type of orthodontics.
We only wish to carry out this type of treatment on teeth which have a long term outlook.
We determine this by creating a very though assessment of the teeth and mouth.
We assess the structural strength of the teeth, the biological strength of the gum and the bite to ensure we create a long-lasting solution.
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Veneers are thin, ceramic shells designed to give you a natural smile. Ultrathin, Durathin and Lumineers are just a few of the brands we provide. Normally achieved in two appointments.
Composite / Immediate Veneers
Composite veneers cost less than other veneers and require little or no tooth preparation at all. Have your veneers fitted in as little as one appointment.
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