Making the most of your smile


South Wales Ebbw Vale, UK

Know how

About Veneers

Veneers are used to improve the appearance of the teeth, either after injury, as a quick, effective solution when teeth are misshapen or crooked, or occasionally to cover gaps in teeth if orthodontic treatment isn’t suitable for you.



Laura DaviesLaura Davies
11:23 24 Nov 22
Thank you to Clare the hygienist at Bethcar Dental practice for your amazing care today. Not only did Clare do an amazing job with my teeth (scrape and polish), she also provided excellent education and was genuinely interested in caring for my teeth and gum health. Clare was very warm and friendly but also extremely professional and put me at ease. The receptionists were also extremely welcoming. I would definitely recommend Bethcar Dental Practice
Andrew PittAndrew Pitt
15:49 23 Nov 22
Always had very good treatment at Bethcar Dental, as a team they have saved me from a gummy future.Claire the hygienist has done a great job of keeping my mouth, teeth and gums in tip top condition.I would highly recommend this practice, every member of the team welcome and treat you like you're a part of the family.Thank you.Keep up the good work.
R JenkinsR Jenkins
14:11 17 Nov 22
I would not hesitate in recommending Bethcar Dental Practice. The service my family and I have received has been outstanding. The ladies on reception are very helpful and friendly and go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. Dr Laura Wedge and her assistant are very professional. They have provided excellent dental and aesthetic services. Laura’s calm and patient manner helped to calm my anxiety and gave me the confidence to ahead with procedures, and she always does a wonderful job. I was particularly impressed when I received a reply to a message sent on social media on a Sunday evening to arrange an emergency appointment for my daughter the following morning. Thank you Bethcar Dental!
Alan DaviesAlan Davies
15:25 18 Oct 22
I have been registered with this practice for a number of years and cannot praise them enough. The receptionists are always polite, helpful and informative and the staff are second to none. I have recently had some extensive work carried out by my Dentist (Laura Wedge) and I cannot fault my experience in any way. Both Laura and her dental nurse (Natalie) are highly competent at what they do and are also fun to be in the company of which actually makes going to the dentist a pleasure. I would highly recommend Bethcar Dental to anyone seeking a dentist as there are none better in my opinion
Amy De Havilland-hallAmy De Havilland-hall
20:13 11 Sep 22
We have just joined the practice after numerous let downs from our previous dentist. WOW! We were greeted by lovely,smiling receptionists and a friendly environment. When we saw our dentist (Laura Wedge),both her and the nurse were so kind to our children and letting them see everything and explaining it all. They were patient and made it all fun. My husband and I left feeling reassured we were receiving the best dental care and we both had a very clear understanding of what was what. I cannot recommend enough!

Treatment Benefits

Benefits Of Veneers

Veneers are an extremely popular treatment for improving the appearance of your teeth.


Benefits include:


Improved smile

Veneers are a comparatively easy way to improve your smile by covering chipped, cracked or discoloured teeth. As mentioned, when they’re done well, they can look natural and blend in with your other teeth, making it look as though you’ve simply had a smile makeover.


Increased confidence

Damaged teeth can affect our self-esteem, and veneers are one way to address that issue and make you feel more confident about your appearance and your smile.


Natural Look & Feel

One of the reasons people like veneers as an option for improving the appearance of their teeth, is that they can look and feel natural when they’re done well. We take great care at Bethcar to make sure that the veneers we apply improve the appearance of your teeth without looking false.

Why Choose Us

We Want What’s Best For You

At Bethcar we work with you to find the best and most effective solution to keep your smile healthy and looking its best. If you feel that veneers may be right for you, or if we think they will be beneficial, we will discuss them with you to help you come to a choice you’re happy with.

We’re privileged that patients travel from around the South Wales Gwent area, including Merthyr, Cwmbran and Abergavenny.



A few things you may like to know

Frequently Asked Questions

What are veneers?

Veneers are a covering on individual teeth. They are custom made from thin porcelain, and are then bonded to the tooth surface using a strong and dedicated dental glue. Depending on how you care for your teeth, veneers can last for up to 30 years.

What are veneers for?

Veneers are a purely aesthetic treatment, and they tend to be used if teeth are damaged (darkened or chipped), stained, misshapen or crooked. In some cases, orthodontic treatment isn’t suitable to shrink oversized gaps between teeth, so veneers might be used to cover them. They can be applied to a single tooth or multiple teeth.

What's involved with getting veneers?

While getting veneers is an aesthetic procedure it is a permanent choice as it involves altering the shape of your natural teeth. It is therefore important that you consider the choice carefully. We will discuss the process with you and we will support you in making the healthiest decision for you and your teeth.


If you choose to get veneers, there will be three key appointments.

Step 1.

We begin with a consultation, where we will take x-rays and impressions of the tooth or teeth. From these we will create a mockup to give you an idea of how the veneers will look. 


Step 2.

At your second appointment we will remove some of the enamel from each tooth that is intended for a veneer. This creates enough space for the veneer to be attached without affecting your bite. We then take a mould of the tooth/teeth using a dental putty. This will be used to create your bespoke veneer(s). Before you leave, we apply temporary veneers until your next appointment when the permanent one(s) can be fitted.


Step 3.

At your third appointment we will fix the permanent veneers in place using dental glue/cement. Once they are fitted, you should be able to resume normal eating and drinking within a matter of hours. You may experience some tooth sensitivity for a few days, but we will advise you on aftercare.


What are the drawbacks of veneers?

They are not indestructible 

Veneers are made of porcelain, which is not an indestructible material. With excessive pressure or impact, they can shatter and will need replacing. It’s important you maintain good oral hygiene practices, chew wisely, take precautions with impact sports, and maintain a regular dental care plan.

They don’t last forever

Veneers can last between 10 and 30 years if you do not experience damage through trauma and if you look after them. However, it’s important that you are mindful they will need replacing at some point.

 Not reversible 

While veneers don’t last forever, they are an irreversible solution. The reason for this is the removal of enamel and reshaping of your natural tooth in order to accommodate the veneer itself. It’s important to remember that they will need to be replaced at some point, and to plan for that eventuality.


Are veneers right for me?

Veneers may be the right solution for you if you have small gaps between your teeth, mild overcrowding, misshapen teeth or small amounts of damage that don’t warrant treatment like a bridge or crown. They are a comparatively fast solution for permanently improving the appearance of your teeth. If you would like to talk about veneers and whether they are right for you, we will be happy to discuss the options with you.


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