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Composite Veneers in Queensbury

Improve the shape of your teeth.
Composite or Porcelain?

Composite Veneers

If you’re looking to improve the shape of your teeth, then you have a couple of options to choose from. Some of the most popular treatments for this are composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Keep on reading to find out which one is best for you.

Minimally invasive

Quick & easy results

Cost effective

What are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers are a minimally-invasive type of tooth covering made using composite resin. The composite sits on top of your existing teeth, helping to shape the teeth into a more desirable appearance. Composite veneers are ideal for fixing small chips or cracks in the teeth, as you do not need to cover the entire tooth with resin.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are essentially tooth-shaped ‘covers’ that go over the entire front surface of the teeth. They are usually made from thin porcelain (as the name suggests), but nowadays they can also be made of a composite material.

For preparation, your dentist will need to file down your existing teeth in order to fit the veneer cover over the front surface. The dentist will then make impressions of your teeth and send them off to a lab to make the veneers. In the meantime, you will be given temporary veneers to wear. Once your veneers are ready, they will be applied with an adhesive glue, in much the same way as composites.

How do you maintain them?

Both composite bonding and porcelain veneers have similar maintenance involved. Firstly, you should always practice proper oral health by brushing twice daily with a dentist-approved toothpaste, flossing, and using mouthwash. You should also make sure to see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

Secondly, try not to chew on anything hard, such as ice or boiled sweets. This can actually damage the veneers and cause them to crack in the very same way that it can damage your real teeth. Try to avoid using your teeth as tools for this reason, too.

Veneers can stain just like your natural teeth can, so you may want to limit or avoid dark-coloured food and drink wherever possible to keep them looking sparkling clean. We also advise against smoking.

Finally, address any ongoing issues that you may have that could damage the veneers, such as bruxism (teeth grinding). Bruxism can wear away the veneers over time and also wear away the enamel on your natural teeth. The NHS have a useful guide for you to use on how to stop teeth grinding.

Can you remove them?

With composite veneers, the process is minimally-invasive and the composite can be removed in the future, returning the tooth to its original shape. This makes it an ideal solution for those who would like to improve the appearance of their teeth without having to alter the permanent shape or size of them.

Porcelain veneers cannot be removed, as the teeth have been filed down and permanently reshaped. The only time in which porcelain veneers should be removed is when they are being replaced with new veneers.

Composite or Porcelain Veneers?

So, which one is best for you? We recommend you discuss your options with our friendly and professional dental team on 0208 952 1142.

Our Surgery

Queensbury Dental Surgery is located on Queensbury Station Parade, 1 minute walk from Queensbury Underground Station. Easily accessible on the Jubilee line, between Canons Park and Kingsbury, and in TFL Travel Zone 4. Road parking also available.

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0208 952 1142

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Opening Hours

Mon – Thu: 9am – 6pm ​​
Friday: 9am – 2pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Easy to find!

Surgery Address

42 Queensbury Station Parade
Queensbury, Edgware
HA8 5NN, UK

Queensbury Underground Station
Only 1 minute walk away
Buses: 79, 114 & 288

Our Surgery

Queensbury Dental Surgery is located on Queensbury Station Parade, 1 minute walk from Queensbury Underground Station. Easily accessible on the Jubilee line, between Canons Park and Kingsbury, and in TFL Travel Zone 4. Road parking also available.

Queensbury Dental Surgery

Contact Us

0208 952 1142

Book An Appointment

Opening Hours

Mon – Thu: 9am – 6pm
Friday: 9am – 2pm​​

Saturday: 9am – 1pm ​

Easy to find!

Surgery Address

42 Queensbury Station Parade
Queensbury, Edgware
HA8 5NN, UK

Queensbury Underground Station
Only 1 minute walk away

Bus Routes
Buses: 79, 114 & 288

Road Parking Available

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Patient Reviews

Queensbury Dental Surgery

Customer Reviews

Gnanie Panch 01/04/21

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I am very satisfied with the service offered. Always of high standards. The dental surgeon, nurses and practice reception staff treats every one with COVID safe manner and professional in their interactions. I would recommend the practice without any reservation to my friends and acquaintances.

Roshni Patel 01/08/21

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Great service and always on time. Me and my family go for regular check ups here and last year I invested in the boutique teeth whitening which has been great! Made such a difference, and I still continue to buy the syringes to keep them white.

Atchu Ganeshalingam 01/10/21

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The latest improvements they've made in the surgery are impressive. My concern of venturing out during the pandemic was soon put to rest with the sterile yet welcoming environment that the staff have created. I was pleased to see that they are taking safety and social distancing seriously and managing patients in the waiting area with care. I was very pleased with the results of the hygienist and dental check up. Keep up the good work.

Jackie Vazquez 01/04/21

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I've been coming to the Queensbury Dental Surgery since 2015. Ive always found the staff courteous and polite. They are especially good with children which is reassuring as a parent. When my son broke one of his front adult teeth Dental Queensbury Surgery were able to fix the tooth and offer comprehensive advice on my son's treatment going further.

As time has passed I've found appointments easier to obtain as their staff has increased.

I recently visited the hygienist and had a deep clean - all the steps in my procedure were explained to be me clearly.

From my personal experience I would highly recommend them.

Kamil Ludwicki 01/09/21

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Amazing surgery! Very professional care. Dentist and hygienist work together which is huge benefit to all patients and me :) I left the practice with all the information I needed and I really feel they do best of them knowledge to help their patients. I recommend definitely to my family and friends! Thank you guys!

Moti Solanki 01/11/21

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In my opinion it is one of the best dental surgeries. I have always been after well, even and specially during the pandemic. Reception is excellent, treatment thorough and well managed. Recently I had a filling and also a crown fitted meticulously. The hygienist and therapist does and an excellent job. Would highly recommend this surgery. Thank you all friendly staff.