Why Choose Raffles Dental?

  • 24-hour emergency call-back service at Raffles Hospital island-wide
  • Clinics conveniently located island-wide
  • Be cared for by our experienced dental surgeons
  • Fully equipped with digital X-ray imaging services

What are Veneers?

Veneers are tooth-coloured shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Usually made from porcelain or composite resin, they modify the shape and colour of your teeth, as well as enhance your smile.

Veneers are usually used to manage the following dental conditions:

  • Intrinsically stained or darkened teeth
  • Misshapen or chipped teeth
  • Peg laterals or misshapen teeth
  • Teeth in faulty positions
  • Gaps between teeth

Patients with healthy gums and teeth are ideal candidates for veneers. To evaluate your suitability, our dentists will conduct an examination of your teeth, followed by an x-ray.

If you are unsuitable for veneers, our dentists may recommend other procedures, such as crowns or braces, which can deliver the desired results. Make an enquiry to find out if veneers are a suitable option for you.

Process of Bonding Veneers to Your Teeth

It takes about one to three visits for veneers to be made and bonded to your teeth. The number of visits depend on the complexity of the procedure, as well as the type of veneers used.


Simple Composite Veneers

Extensive Modifications / Porcelain Veneers

Duration of treatment

Completed within a day

Requires more than one dental visit

Will enamel be removed?

Enamel may or may not be removed

Enamel (0.5mm to 0.7mm) will be removed to make space for the veneers

For simple modifications, such as minor changes to the shape of your teeth, the procedure takes one visit to complete. Simple composite veneers are usually used in such cases.

During your visit, your teeth are cleaned; some enamel may or may not be removed and composite resin may be placed.

For extensive modifications, more steps are involved:

  • We will take an impression of your teeth, and use it to develop a treatment plan.
  • During your next visit, we will share with you the proposed treatment plan, and the type of veneers used. If you are satisfied with the treatment plan, we will begin the procedure by removing some enamel from your teeth surface to make space for the veneers.
  • The amount of enamel removed ranges from 0.5mm to 0.7mm. We may give you a local anaesthetic to ensure that the pain experienced is minimal.

Composite vs Porcelain Veneers

If composite veneers are used, the procedure can be completed within the same day.

On the other hand, we will have to make another set of dental impressions if porcelain veneers are used. Your dental impressions will be sent to a laboratory to be made into porcelain veneers.

Once the porcelain veneers are ready, you can make your final appointment and:

  • We will clean and polish your teeth to ensure that the porcelain veneers fully bonds to your teeth.
  • A special adhesive will be used to attach the veneers to your teeth. Using high-intensity light, the adhesive will be “activated” and cured to start the attachment process.
  • Any excessive adhesive will be scraped off before the final adjustments to your veneers are made.

Caring for Your Veneers

You may have to return for follow-up visits to ensure your teeth, gums, and veneers are in good working condition.

While your veneers will have to be replaced at some point; taking good care of them can prolong their use. Avoid stain-inducing foods such as coffee to maintain the shade of your veneers, and practice good oral hygiene. You should also avoid biting on hard foods such as chicken bone or crunching on ice.

If your veneers are old and worn-out, send us an enquiry to have them replaced

About Raffles Dental

In Singapore, Raffles Dental provides a comprehensive range of services to prevent, diagnose and treat dental and oral diseases. Conveniently located island-wide, including Raffles Hospital, Holland Village, Woodlands, and Tampines, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of professional care and service to our patients. 

Scaling and PolishingEven with regular and proper brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar will still build up over time. 

Saliva in our mouths contains calcium and bacteria. Dental plaque is a soft film enveloping teeth which consists of thousands of different types of bacteria embedded in a matrix of proteins, sugars and lipids. Calcified (hardened) dental plaque is known as tartar. Brushing and flossing may remove some plaque but is unable to remove accumulated tartar.


Scaling removes plaque and tartar and polishing removes stains and remaining plaque while smoothening and shining teeth so that dental plaque cannot attach easily to tooth surfaces.


Polishing may then be followed by a fluoride gel or foam treatment to reduce post-scaling sensitivity and reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Dental scaling and polishing

Dental scaling and polishing is recommended to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and may be necessary every six months depending on the oral condition of a patient. As infections and diseases can spread from the mouth to the rest of the body, affecting general systemic health, it is important to maintain good oral health and hygiene.  

CHAS / Pioneer Generation


Simply present your Pioneer Generation Card or Blue CHAS Card to enjoy the following dental services from $10.70. 

Dental services include:

  • Consultation
  • Scaling & Polishing
  • Topical Fluoride