Dr Joe Oliver has been helping patients across London transform their smiles with composite and porcelain veneers for more than 30 years.

What is the best type of veneer

We are a trusted and renowned provider of high-quality veneers and always take a personalised approach to crafting the best set of veneers for each patient and their circumstances.


Porcelain veneers have gained popularity not only among celebrities and stars but also among ordinary individuals seeking a more radiant smile. Dr Joe Oliver has treated numerous A-list celebrities at his dental practice and is widely recognised as one of the top dentists for veneers in the city.

You will find our dental clinic on Old Bond Street in central London. Call 020 7770 6441 or email info@joeoliverdentist.co.uk to book an appointment. 

What’s the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are custom-made to cover the front surface of your teeth, giving them a natural and beautiful look. They are highly resistant to stains and offer long-lasting results.

Composite veneers, on the other hand, are crafted from tooth-coloured resin material. They can be directly applied to your teeth and shaped to improve their shape, size and colour.

How do I know which type of veneer is best for me?

The easiest way to learn about veneers and what they might mean for you is to book a free online consultation. Simply upload a photo and let us know what you’d like to change, and we’ll arrange an online consultation to talk about the available treatment options and cost.

Choosing between porcelain veneers and composite veneers, also referred to as composite bonding, will largely depend on your desired results, the condition of your existing teeth and your budget.

What to expect from your veneers

Dental veneers are renowned for their ability to whiten teeth. Porcelain veneers offer remarkable stain resistance, ensuring a long-lasting, bright white appearance. Their ability to mimic the natural look of your teeth makes them a popular choice over composite veneers in certain cases.

Contrary to what some people believe, porcelain veneers do not weaken your existing teeth. When professionally fitted by a dentist, porcelain veneers can be just as strong and durable as natural teeth.

Composite veneers offer several advantages too. One benefit is that they are less invasive than porcelain veneers during the application process and can be applied more quickly. Patients looking for composite veneers in London can usually get them fitted within a single appointment. 

Another advantage is that if composite veneers become chipped or damaged, a cosmetic dentist can repair them without needing to replace the entire veneer. Porcelain veneers may be less likely to chip, but if they do, they cannot be repaired and would require complete veneer replacement.

How much do veneers cost in London?

Take a look at our comprehensive price list for our top-quality veneers in London. We understand that cosmetic dentistry treatments can be expensive, which is why we offer financing options to help you manage and spread out the costs.

When weighing the cost of composite resin veneers against porcelain dental veneers, it’s important to note that porcelain veneers can be notably more expensive. However, if you consider the longevity aspect, porcelain veneers may actually prove to be a better financial choice in the long term. 

This is because they tend to last longer and require fewer replacements compared to their composite counterparts. So when comparing composite vs porcelain veneers, it’s crucial to factor in how frequently you might need to replace your dental veneers.

How long do veneers last?

With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can typically last around 15 years on average. This durability makes them a popular choice over composite veneers, which may only last between 3 to 5 years without ongoing dental treatment. Some of Dr Oliver’s patients have had their veneers for over 25 years. 

Book a consultation

If you’re ready to find out more about veneers with Dr Joe Oliver in London, call 020 7770 6441 or email info@joeoliverdentist.co.uk to book an appointment. 

Where to find us

Dr Joe Oliver Clinic London
4th Floor
14 Old Bond Street