A dental veneers overview will be beneficial to help decide whether or not getting this thin wafer of porcelain permanently bonded to your teeth is a good or bad idea. First, let us define what veneers are. Dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates are custom-made, tooth-colored shells designed to cover your teeth. They help you…
Learn More About the Process of Getting Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are the revolutionary solution people are using to get a brilliant and preferred smile. With the help of dental veneer technology, people are able to address significant issues like stains on their teeth, chipped teeth, all other kinds of damage to their teeth, and even address issues of mild malocclusion or crooked teeth. We encourage you to visit our office to find out if it is the right solution for you.
Once you decide you want to correct your crooked or stained smile with dental veneers, there are several different procedures you will need to review. We can place most dental veneers within two office visits. Thus, we will be covering a great deal of ground when you come in to discuss your dental veneers.
The initial consultation in a treatment planning session and the first step you will take in preparing to receive dental veneers to radically improve your smile. We encourage you to come with your hopes and goals so we can set the expectation and ensure that we are working toward them.
What you need to know
Getting dental veneers is a big step that many people take with a level of hesitancy. While they want to get a perfect smile, they are afraid of the process, the procedure and the permanent effects on the teeth. It is for this reason that we take the first consultative appointment to go over all your goals, answer any questions and allay any fears you may have about dental veneers.
We will also be discussing your goals at length and what you hope to achieve by having dental veneers placed. In order to make sure your teeth will be receptive, we will complete an examination to ensure the dental veneers are the appropriate treatment for you. We will also discuss any limitations that may potentially arise because of your particular situation.
During the course of the initial consultation, we will be taking X-rays and getting an impression of your teeth as well. Once we're done with the initial consultation, we can start preparing your teeth for the veneers.
What comes next
In order to prepare your teeth for the dental veneers, we will need to remove about a half of a millimeter of enamel from the teeth suffice. This is roughly the same thickness as the veneer that will go on the tooth surface. We will use local anesthesia to numb the area before removing any enamel.
Following this, we will be taking a model, or impression, of the tooth and sending this to a laboratory that will custom fabricate your brand new veneers. It typically takes between one and two weeks for the lab to return your custom fabricated dental veneers to us so during this time you will wear a temporary set.
Once we have the dental veneers in hand, we can start the process of matching, comparing, and bonding the dental veneer permanently to your tooth. This process typically takes a few hours, but at the end of it, you will be leaving with a perfectly crafted smile.
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