James came to us from Shetland on his way to Tenerife. He was complaining about his discoloured old NHS veneers and was referred to Dr Murphy to have them replaced with new porcelain veneers.
Looking at his old porcelain veneers (below), we can see darkness around the neck of the tooth.
This darkness is due to the contaminated veneer cement which allows bacteria to cause underlying staining.
There was another significant problem for James in that the gum positions were uneven.
Gum recontouring as part of cosmetic dentistry
Dr Murphy carried out minor surgery on James’ gum to re-contour the neck of one of the front teeth.
Establishing symmetry is one of the desirable outcomes within the discipline of cosmetic dentistry, particularly in regards to the two front teeth, which must be viewed as a pair.
Once this work was done, Dr Murphy was able to go ahead and place the new porcelain veneers.
How much did it cost James to replace his old NHS porcelain veneers?
James paid £2100 for six porcelain veneers as well as £75 for the gum re-contouring and £33 for X-rays.
The feedback from James was good:
I went on holiday with temporary veneers which looked better than my old NHS ones. When I came back to Appletree in Glasgow they fitted my new porcelain veneers. It was exactly what I hoped for – natural porcelain that looks like real teeth. £350 per veneer seems really fairly priced. I used to feel self conscious about smiling but it’s much easier now.
Referring dental patients
It is not unusual for patients to be referred to Appletree Dental Care by other dentists for cosmetic dentistry. Indeed we have good relationships with dentists throughout Scotland. Find out more about us.