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Da Vinci veneers are a popular type of porcelain veneers manufactured in the Da Vinci laboratory in California. These very thin shells of tooth-coloured ceramic are often used in television shows such as Extreme Makeover to improve dental appearance.

Da Vinci Veneers have been used in cosmetic dentistry for more than two decades to fix crooked or uneven teeth or to create that desirable Hollywood smile.

The Da Vinci Veneers procedure involves three main stages: planning, preparation, and bonding. Your dentist will first work with you to help design a digital smile preview of what you would like your Davinvi Veneers to look like.

He will then prepare your teeth by gently removing about 0.5 millimeters from the tooth surface to allow space for a Da Vinci veneer. A mold or impression of your teeth is then sent to the laboratory to make the perfect veneers for your mouth. It will take in the region of two weeks for the veneers to be made. In the meantime you will be given temporary veneers to wear.

Once your Da Viinci Veneers are ready, you will return to your dentist to check their colour and shape. Assuming all is well, your dentist will then carefully bond or cement the veneers into place.

The cost of Da Vinci veneers in the UK will vary from dentist to dentist. Prices can also vary dramatically according to what part of the country you live in. A single Da Vinci veneers can cost as little as £300 from one dentist, whereas another dental clinic may charge as much as £1200.

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