Porcelain veneers have been made increasingly popular due to their popularity among celebrities and online influencers. The truth is that the perfect smile isn’t just reserved for those in the public eye! Confidence abounds when we feel comfortable with ourselves and for some people that means addressing their insecurities with their smile.
In a previous blog, we spoke about what veneers are and what issues they can fix. Below, we’ve laid out what you can expect on your smile makeover journey with veneers at Sarum Dental Practice.
Your journey begins with an initial consultation with your Salisbury dentist to discuss your treatment options and to decide how many veneers you would like to have placed. At this stage, your dentist will take x-rays of your dentition to evaluate your oral health. Any signs of gum disease or tooth decay will need to be addressed before you continue on your smile makeover journey.
This is also the perfect time to let your dentist know which aspects of your smile you are most uncomfortable with. Perhaps you have chipped teeth, gaps. or are unhappy with the discolouration or the shape of your teeth – all of which can be fixed with veneer treatment.
At your next appointment, the dentist will prepare your teeth by removing approximately half a millimetre of enamel from your tooth using a grinding tool, and subsequently, take an impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to the lab for a technician to create your custom-made veneers.
You will have a follow-up appointment where your Sarum Dental dentist will check the fit of your veneers as well as the shape and coloration before placement.
Your New Smile
At your final appointment, your teeth and gums will be deep cleaned in preparation for your veneers to be placed. The surface of the tooth is filed with a grinding tool to create a rough surface and your veneers are then cemented onto your teeth (much like false nails!) This appointment typically won’t last longer than two hours depending on how many veneers are placed and if local anaesthetic is used.