Smile Makeover - Veneers and Cosmetic Crowns

What is a veneer

A veneer is a very thin layer of life-like porcelain attached to the front surface of your tooth only. Porcelain veneers are very strong and can last many years if they are maintained properly. They are very natural looking and are easy to look after.


The main benefit of veneers is that they do not require for your own natural teeth to be heavily filed and just by changing the look of the front surface of your teeth, you can change the way you whole smile and face are perceived. Veneers are what you see on many celebrities in magazines and on TV.

What can Veneers fix?

Veneers can fix a range of dental issues including:

  • Discolouring of the teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Mildly crooked teeth

There may be cases where Veneers are not suitable. In this situation, our clinicians will guide you through your alternative options.

Pros & Cons
  • Minimally intrusive. Minimal or no removal of tooth substance or movement of teeth
  • Immediate results. No need to wait months to enjoy your new smile
  • Durable material allows you to continue enjoying your regular diet
  • May be prone to breakage if you grind your teeth
  • Need to be properly maintained with effective brushing and flossing
  • Regular hygiene cleans required to ensure plaque build up does not affect the veneer material
How does the treatment work?

On your first appointment, you and your dentist will agree on the desired final shape and colour of your veneers. Once the decision is made, you will be invited for a veneer preparation appointment during which the front surfaces of your natural teeth will be appropriately prepared for future veneer placement. The preparation does require some minor filing to the front surfaces of your teeth to ensure the veneers fit well and at Aura we always make sure that the process is absolutely painless and as comfortable as possible. After your teeth have been fully prepared for the veneers, your dentist will take an impression of them and send it off the laboratory where your custom made perfect veneers will be constructed. The construction process normally 2 weeks. In the meantime, you will be provided with temporary veneers, which also look great and enable you to start getting used to a new life with a beautiful smile. Once the permanent veneers have been fully constructed, you will be invited for veneer fit appointment, where your dentist will remove your temporary veneers and permanently place the final veneers on your teeth. Then it's back to life as normal.

Veneers at Aura Dental

Veneers at Aura start from £500 per tooth or from £450 if you are one of our members. Should you wish to become one our members and enjoy better prices on your treatment (amongst many other amazing benefits) please click here or enquire at reception.

Choosing to have cosmetic dental treatment is one of the biggest decisions of your life. We also believe it is one of the most important, as investing in your smile can have major positive benefits for your health, well-being and personal and professional interactions.

Many people are curious about cosmetic dentistry, but are unsure which treatments are best to achieve the results they want. At Aura Dental, we embrace the latest technology such as intra oral 3D scanning, that can instantly create a precise 3D image of your teeth, and Digital Smile Design, which enable you to see what the results will look like before starting a course of treatment.

A smile makeover consultation uses photographs, models and Digital Smile Design (DSD) to help you and your dentist to decide on the best treatments for your individual smile. We will talk with you to find out what you would like to change about your smile and will carefully examine your teeth and gums, taking photographs and 3D x-rays as necessary.

Using the latest computer technology, we can then mock up what the results will look like from various treatment options, so that you can choose the best solution for you. In some cases it may be advised to combine two or more treatments to achieve the best results.

Treatment options include:
Porcelain veneers

Very thin slivers of porcelain placed over the front teeth to disguise minor imperfections such as stains, chips or cracks.


Used to strengthen and build up worn or damaged teeth.


Used to replace one or more adjacent missing teeth.

Teeth whitening

Using home or in-practice whitening products to make your teeth several shades lighter.

Adult orthodontics

Discreet straightening for misaligned/crooked teeth.

Dental implants

Permanent replacements for one or more missing teeth.

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