What is the Procedure for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are essentially the most popular type of veneer, offering a stronger and more durable alternative to their counterparts and also provide a characteristically natural and translucent appearance.

The procedure for obtaining dental porcelain veneers is simply a relatively simple one, and one which we can offer to provide you with, in the greatest degree of care and comfort.

The consultation and examination is the first step so that we can accurately assess your needs and concerns. At this stage, we have the opportunity to also explain the procedure, costs of porcelain veneers and treatment.

Once the initial assessment is complete, the teeth in question are prepared with the surface area reshaped to accommodate the cosmetic porcelain veneers. A tiny part of the teeth’s surface is then shaved off. During this part of the procedure, your teeth and gums will be numb using a local anaesthetic so you don’t feel anything.

Next, a mould of your teeth is taken, using special dental putty that is placed on a tray and positioned against your teeth to take an imprint of your existing dental structure. This mould is then sent to a dental laboratory to be used to cast an accurate model of your teeth. The mould is used as a guide to fabricate your veneers and this process can take up to three weeks.

We may fit you with some temporary veneers to protect your teeth depending on the individual need during this period.
We will then fit your new veneers to your teeth, testing the look, we may need to trim or adjust the veneers. Your teeth will then be thoroughly cleaned and the front surface will be roughened for the dental gel to cement too.

The veneers are then cemented into place. A special curing light is used to activate the dental cement to permanently bond the veneers to your teeth. Any excess cement is then trimmed away leaving a polished and beautiful smile.

Porcelain veneers cost is relative to their effect and will usually last to up to ten years and more, but to maximise the longevity of your both your veneers and teeth, regular oral hygiene should be maintained and standard dental checkups with us included in your routine.