When you’re looking to invest in your smile, it’s natural to spend time researching the cosmetic options available to you. Porcelain veneers are one such treatment that has become a popular option amongst our Salisbury patients. They work to transform your smile and hide minor imperfections that may dampen your self-confidence.

Here at Sarum Dental Practice, our cosmetic dental experts are happy to answer any questions you may have about getting porcelain veneers in Wiltshire. Still, if you’re just looking to understand a bit more about the process, we’ve put together our most popular patient FAQs below.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are strong, ultra-thin layers of tooth-coloured material bonded to the surface of the tooth – think false fingernails for your teeth but much more durable!

How are porcelain veneers attached to the tooth?

Your dentist first thoroughly cleans and preps the tooth by using an acid solution to roughen the surface of both the tooth and veneer. A strong dental adhesive is then used to secure the veneer cap in place.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Placed by our Salisbury dental experts, your porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 10 – 15 years, so they are a worthwhile investment in your smile.

Can I get cavities with porcelain veneers?

Yes, you can still get cavities even though you have porcelain veneers, which is why it’s vital to continue a comprehensive hygiene routine to keep your teeth healthy and free from decay.

What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers can instantly improve the aesthetic of your smile through a minimally invasive procedure. Creating a brighter and more healthy appearance, veneers are more stain-resistant than natural teeth and are very durable.

What are the disadvantages of porcelain veneers?

Due to the preparation work on your natural teeth, veneers are considered a non-reversible treatment. There is also a short waiting period whilst your veneers are being made.

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

Our porcelain veneers are priced from £700 per tooth, and we offer affordable payment plans to help spread the cost of treatment.

Would you like to discuss veneer treatment with our dental experts? Book an appointment by phoning reception on 01722 333324 or by booking online here.