Dental Veneers

Dental veneers is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of your smile and teeth. The veneer is only about as thick as a contact lens and is cemented onto the front surface of your existing tooth using a strong luting (cementing) agent. Sometimes a small amount of tooth structure is removed from the front surface to facilitate good bonding and to ensure good final aesthetics.

Anyone who wishes to improve the appearance of their teeth should consider veneers. They are most useful for those who:

  • Want to correct discoloured teeth (where teeth whitening cannot provide a satisfactory result)
  • Want to change the shape of your teeth (make them longer, shorter, thinner or broader)
  • Want to correct rotated or misaligned teeth
  • Have worn down teeth
  • Have fillings which frequently break and fracture

What material are dental veneers made from?

Dental veneers can be made from any of the materials mentioned below:

  1. Composite resin
  2. Porcelain
  3. Zirconia

Composite Resin

Composite resin is a tooth-coloured pliable material that can be placed directly unto your teeth. It is widely used in dental fillings and for cosmetic bonding. Its main advantage is that it can be placed in a single visit.

Porcelain and Zirconia

There are several types of porcelain and zirconia options available. The type used depends on your specific situation. The chief objective is achieve excellent aesthetics, however, several other factors are to be considered when selecting material. These include:

  • The colour of the underlying tooth we intend to veneer
  • The nature of your bite
  • What shade you wish your veneers to be

Just like the choices available for dental crowns, we, at Ashford are able to provide you with the full range of contemporary ceramic options:

Porcelain Veneers

Leucite Reinforced Pressable Porcelain

  • High flexural strength
  • Durable
  • Excellent aesthetics

Lithium Disilicate Porcelain

  • Very high flexural strength
  • Durable and long lasting
  • Superb aesthetics. This material allows comprehensive layering of different shades of ceramic making it capable of achieving superb aesthetic results even in the most complex cases.

Zirconia Veneers

Solid or Monolithic Zirconia

  • Extremely high flexural strength
  • Virtually unbreakable
  • Ideal for patients who grind their teeth or have very deep bites

High Translucent Zirconia

  • Very high flexural strength
  • Extremely aesthetically pleasing
  • Transmits the colour of adjacent teeth blending perfectly with natural teeth
  • Ideal of aesthetically significant situations


How long will my veneers last?

Provided the underlying tooth remains healthy, the veneers are checked by our doctors at your regular checkups and your oral hygiene remains sound, there is no reason why porcelain veneers will fail.

They have been used routinely for many years to achieve a great smile for many patients worldwide. They have been shown to clinically outlast normal tooth colored fillings and shown to have superior aesthetics and durability.

Advantages of Dental Veneers

Cost Information

The cost will depend upon which material is used for the Dental Veneers and how many Veneers are being done. Please get in touch with us for further pricing details.

Get In Touch With Us Today

+65 6690 4691 Ashford Thomson | +65 6690 3163 Ashford Serangoon |
+65 6690 4903 Ashford Bedok