Veneers can provide an instant transformation and restore confidence in your smile which may have been lost due to chipped, stained or misshapen teeth. Waterden Dental provide professional porcelain veneer treatment at our private dentist clinic in Guildford, resulting in natural and healthy looking white teeth. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about porcelain veneers, including how long they last, how they work and why they are recommended by professional dentists.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are customised wafer thin shells that are crafted to fit round the shape of your teeth. Each individual veneer is held in place by a strong adhesive, covering the entire front side of a tooth, making it appear whole. They are an extremely popular cosmetic dental treatment because they can quickly cover up discoloured, misaligned or chipped teeth.
They are generally available in two types of material – Porcelain or composite resin.
The vast majority of professional dentists recommend porcelain veneers because porcelain offers the most natural looking results, while also being the most durable option in the long term. The translucent qualities of porcelain effortlessly mimic the colour, shine and light reflection of natural teeth. In addition, porcelain forms a strong bond to your tooth and is stain resistant which will help to keep your smile looking bright and healthy.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
With proper care, porcelain veneers typically last between 10 and 15 years, sometimes even longer. It can depend on how well you look after them.
Although they are artificial, you should take care of veneers as if they were your natural teeth. If you have recently had veneers put in place, consider taking the following measures to preserve your new smile as best you can:
- Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes
- Avoid using your teeth as tools (e.g as a replacement for scissors/to open things)
- Consider using a mouthguard for contact sports
- Go for regular dental check ups to maintain good oral hygiene
- Avoid smoking
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
Although being the slightly more expensive option, porcelain veneers in the long term prove to be more cost effective than other cheaper materials, because they last much longer. At Waterden Dental, our prices for porcelain veneers start from £925 per tooth.
Waterden Dental, Guildford
If you are considering porcelain veneers to refresh your appearance, get in touch with Waterden Dental today to book a consultation. Using state of the art equipment and technology, we offer a range of cosmetic and restorative treatments that will make you proud to show off your smile. Browse our website to find out more about our services or call 01483 565290 now to speak to a friendly member of our team.Back to Blog