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What Is the Veneer Process for Teeth?

Investing in veneers is investing in a perfect lifelong smile. Beyond the cosmetic reasons that many opt for veneers, they also serve as a protective shield for your real teeth, which can strengthen them. Many wonder what the veneer process entails, as getting a brand new set of teeth sounds too good to be true without a total mouth overhaul. And, many are pleasantly surprised to learn just how simple, straightforward, and painless the veneer process really is. 

Preparing for Your Veneers

If you are interested in getting veneers, we recommend calling our office to get preliminary information. Veneers are porcelain shells that replicate the natural look of your teeth, and are bonded to the exterior to be visually pleasing. We use porcelain because of its high-quality, and its ability to be stain-resistant. 

The veneer process can span from applying just a few veneers to teeth that are broken or discolored, to applying veneers to all visible teeth. Whether you’re looking for a cosmetic touch-up or an entirely new smile, the process will be the same. Allow a bit extra time at both appointments for each additional tooth. 

At your first appointment, we prepare for the veneer installation process by creating the mold for your custom-made veneers. One of our highly-trained cosmetic specialists will remove the slightest layer of enamel from the surface of your teeth, which is done to make sure the veneers will fit properly. Then, they will make an impression of your teeth. This impression is used in our lab for the custom veneer manufacturing process.

The Veneer Fitting 

Once your veneers are ready, you’ll come back to our office for your second and final veneer appointment: the exciting ‘installation’ process! The dentist will begin by etching and preparing the surface of each tooth that will receive veneers. This ensures that nothing can get in the way of the adhesive process. 

Then, a special cement and light source is applied between the surface of your tooth and the back of the veneer to bond the two together securely. One-by-one, the dentist will continue this process until all of your veneers are securely in place, and your new smile is ready for the world to see! 

Voila! The process is really that easy and straightforward. Because of the enamel removal process, there may be some light sensitivity for a few days after the procedure. In addition to a dazzling new smile, your porcelain veneers will be stain-resistant, meaning your smile will keep up the same whiteness even years from now.

Our clients love how fabulous their veneers look, in addition to the ease of the process. Call our office to learn more and schedule your first appointment.

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