Dental Veneers & Crowns
Dental Veneers & Crowns
A leading figure in cosmetic dentistry, Dr Andrew Culbard is well renowned for producing some of the best veneers with natural results from his clinics in Glasgow and around Scotland. His experience and artistic touch has developed a reputation which attracts patients from across the world.
In any form of art, an artist has a signature, a unique form that distinguishes their work and ability.
Cosmetic dentistry is an art form, and my signature is to provide natural, noticeable results. Smiles with a “ wow factor” that appear like your own natural teeth with remarkable aesthetics.
Dr Andrew Culbard
BDS (Gla) Dip MJDF, Dip Clin Orth, Dip Align
Kirsten's Veneer Journey
Treatment at a Glance
3 - 4 Weeks Completion Time
3 - 4 Visits for Immediate results
Immediate Full Recovery
Watch Jason’s Journey following Invisalign and Porcelain Veneers
Watch Fraser’s Journey following replacement porcelain veneers and a dental implant
RISKS: sensitivity, see treatment information
ANAESTHETIC: Local Anaesthetic
DURATION OF RESULTS: Dental Veneers and crowns are permanent restorations of the teeth, however are usually replaced after 15-20 years. This varies significantly from one individual to another, depedning on many factors.
Porcelain or eMax Veneers
Handmade, Ultra thin and natural
Involves minimal prep
Full coverage restoration
Ceramic- Emax or Zirconia
Coverage and protection of the tooth
Pricer varies on tooth position and mateiral
More About This treatment
In an ideal world, natural teeth are of a satisfactory shape and shade or colour, and in a position in the mouth which is ideal. In life, however, this ideal situation is not always present. Teeth can be discoloured or stained, twisted or rotated, crowded or spaced in combination such that the aesthetic appearance of the smile in unsatisfactory and in need of improvement. Dental Veneers can be used to lighten, brighten or straighten teeth where appropriate and can be used with careful planning to correct any or all of the above problems in combination.
After veneers or crowns are placed, extra care should be taken to maintain a meticulous oral hygiene regime as recommended by your dentist. Although ceramic is a strong material, avoid habits such as opening bottles or packets with the teeth, nail or pen biting. Patients who clench or grind their teeth may also be recommended to wear an occlusal appliance such as a night guard. As always, regular dental check-ups are advised twice per year, along side hygienist appoints. During these visits the dentist will screen the restorations and surrounding dental health.
Are Veneers detrimental to my teeth?
Veneers usually involve “preparation of the teeth” meaning that some tooth structure is removed permanently in order for the veneer to fit securely. This process should be done very carefully and minimally to ensure enough enamel is left on the tooth.
Minimally invasive preparations, although still permanent, are vital to reduce the risk of sensitivity or nerve damage.
How long to veneers last?
Although we can never decalre that something will last forever, if veneeers and crowns are maintained and care for they can last for a number of decades. Replacement is usually elective, with patients choosing to change the veneers for a fresh look or be more age approprioate.