Ever wondered what the veneers procedure looks like start to finish? In this blog, we show you how the dentists at our dental practice in Wiltshire can transform your smile with porcelain veneers in Salisbury and what you can expect on your journey to perfect teeth.
The Initial Consultation
The first step on your smile makeover journey is to book an initial consultation with our cosmetic dental experts. We want to hear about you and your smile, what you like about it, and what you don’t. Your Sarum dentist will talk you through the veneer treatment process, our fees and payment plans, and will answer any concerns you may have regarding the treatment.
In the consultation appointment, the dentist will want to understand if you are a good candidate to receive porcelain veneer treatment by conducting an oral exam, taking x-rays and an impression of your teeth. With meticulous attention to detail and aesthetics, your dentist will create digital mock-ups from your impressions to show you how your final set of teeth will look after the veneers are placed.
The Veneer Procedure Appointment
Should you wish to move ahead with treatment, we will arrange for you to come back into the practice for the preparatory procedure. During this appointment, the dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This creates the space for the veneer to adhere to and does NOT include filing down your teeth to pegs, like we have seen trending across social media.
After applying an acidic gel to the teeth to slightly roughen the surface, the dentist will then adhere your porcelain veneers, which have been hand-crafted from your impressions at our trusted dental lab. The bonding process uses a type of cement and special hardening light to ensure maximum adherence in a matter of minutes.
Living Life with your NEW Smile – Porcelain Veneers in Salisbury
Even though porcelain veneers are considered a permanent treatment, it is also a minimally invasive procedure, meaning there is virtually no downtime needed. You may feel a slight sensitivity to cold and hot food and drink due to the removal of the thin enamel layer, but this is usually remedied quickly without intervention. Aside from this, your new smile will be photo ready once you leave your appointment and will last you nearly 10-years with proper care!