At Dental Healthcare Practice, we proudly offer the best veneer service in Sussex. How do we know that? Dr Mark Setters is a veneers specialist who has been preparing and fitting for over 20 years. Our customers are always delighted with our work, and we use the best ceramic laboratory in the county to make exceptional quality porcelain veneers.

Veneers are just one of several cosmetic solutions we offer to improve the appearance of teeth. A Veneer is a very thin layer of porcelain, or composite material, used to cover the front of a tooth.

Veneers are generally used to improve teeth’ colour, position and shape. Veneers disguise irregularities were seen on the tooth’s surface, such as wear and tear, chips or discolouration, and in some cases, can also help correct crooked, uneven or protruding teeth as covering gaps. We’ll always advise you on the best treatment for you and your teeth.

Types of veneers

There are two main types of veneers – porcelain and composite.


Porcelain is renowned for its strength and can be used to make exceptionally thin high-quality veneers because of its quality. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit your tooth colour and shape. At Dental Healthcare Practice, we prefer this veneer form because of its durability and resistance to staining. Porcelain veneers are perfect for a natural look and last longer than other veneers.


Composite veneers are sometimes used as a temporary fix while your porcelain veneers are being made. Still, generally, composite is used to fix minor cosmetic issues, such as chipped or cracked teeth. Composite can also be used to fill small gaps between teeth. Composite veneers are cheaper than porcelain, but the result could be better. Composite veneers look better than porcelain veneers and are more resistant to staining.

Preparing for and fitting veneers

The veneer is very thin and held in place by a strong dental glue, which makes the preparation relatively straightforward. The tooth itself needs very little preparation work before fitting. Usually, veneers are prepared for and fitted over two dental visits. At the first visit, a tiny amount of enamel is removed from the front of the tooth, and an impression is taken. We will also carefully match our colour palette to advise the laboratory of the shade required for your veneer.

Shade mapping

We are meticulous about ensuring the shade of your veneer matches your adjoining teeth exactly. We only use high-quality laboratory Ceramic Designs to make your veneers. We have an extensive colour-matching palette at the practice, but if we can’t find an exact match, we may send you to visit the Ceramic Designs laboratory in Hove to ensure the perfect shade mapping.

The veneer is bonded with a strong adhesive to hold it firmly onto the tooth’s surface at the fitting appointment. We also ask you to return after a week to check and polish the veneer and ensure you are completely happy with the result.

Why choose Dental Healthcare Practice?

We have an exceptional reputation for cosmetic dentistry, including veneers. Our lead dentist, Dr Mark Setters, has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and uses the latest technology, the best ceramics laboratory in Sussex. The most recent dentistry techniques to perform exceptional dentistry our clients are always delighted with. We do everything we can to keep your teeth and smile at its best.

Our team are a friendly bunch, and we have a reputation for making even the most nervous patients feel relaxed when they visit us. We are confident you will love our service and our results.


Do I need a veneer?

Only sometimes. Many clients ask for veneers when our teeth whitening treatment is more than adequate to sort out many cases of staining and discolouration. We won’t carry out treatment we think is unnecessary.

How many appointments do I need for a veneer?

Usually, you’ll only need two appointments – one for the preparation and taking an impression of your tooth or teeth and a second appointment for the fitting. More extensive work with several veneers may occur over a few appointments. We will advise you of the schedule when we discuss the treatment with you.

How much does a veneer cost?

Porcelain veneers at Dental Healthcare Practice start at £475.00 per veneer. We will always discuss the total cost of treatment before we start any dental work.

Which type of veneer is best?

We prefer to work with porcelain veneers because they look more natural than composite veneers, last longer, and resist staining.

Are veneers bad for your teeth?

No veneers aren’t bad for your teeth. However, many people ask for surfaces when they are optional. We will always advise you on the least invasive treatment options to achieve the perfect smile you are looking for.

How is a veneer fixed to your tooth?

A veneer is fixed to your tooth using a strong dental adhesive. The tooth is also prepared by removing a tiny enamel layer to make the surface less smooth; this helps the adhesive process.

How long does a veneer last?

Veneers should last many years but can chip or break like a regular tooth. Proper dental hygiene will ensure longevity.