Porcelain veneers (Emax- and Da Vinci Veneers)

This is our specialty and passion. We have equipped many, many patients with high-quality porcelain and other veneers over the last 8 years – and we are known to truly understand today's esthetic demands.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

With veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, badly shaped, or crooked.

Veneers -The Procedure

This procedure will require three appointments:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Preparation
  • Bonding

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

You will want to take an active role in planning your smile design. We will discuss all aspects of the procedure with you in detail. Together we can discuss your expectations and help plan your new smile.


The second appointment will take one to two hours. Although the porcelain veneer is very thin, the teeth are lightly shaped to allow for the added thickness. Approximately half a millimeter of tooth is removed (a little more if the tooth is discoloured). This may require some local anaesthetic.

Then a mould is taken of the teeth and sent to the lab for fabrication. In all cases, temporary veneer/s will be placed at this time. The permanent veneer/s usually takes one to two weeks to be ready (plus minus 7 working days).


At the time of your third appointment, the veneers are first placed on your teeth with water or glycerine to check the fit and colour. At this point, the laboratory technician can still adjust the colour and shape of the veneer. Once the colour is determined and the veneer is ready to be applied, the tooth is cleaned with specific chemicals to achieve a bond. Special cement is placed between the teeth and the veneer and a visible light beam is used to harden the cement. This appointment takes approximately one to two hours.

Please visit our FAQ Page for questions you might have on Veneers.

Book a session

Contact one of our friendly receptionists to make an appointment:

Big Bay Practice:

Seaside Village - Tel: 021 554 5853
Cnr Cormorant & Otto du Plessis Drive
- A/H: 082 855 1225
Big Bay
Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00


Our Mission

We are committed to providing high quality, state –of-the-art dentistry for all patients. We are enthusiastic, honest, and committed to aiding our patients both educationally and restoratively so that they maintain their optimum dental health.

Our Vision

The possibilities for enhancing your smile and teeth are endless!!

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