If you are seriously considering porcelain veneers to improve your smile then chances are quite good that you’re familiar with their many benefits. Beyond whitening your smile, you can even hide problems like chips, fill spaces between teeth, and transform the size and length of your teeth for a more beautiful smile. What you may not know in such detail is what to expect from the entire experience of receiving veneers. Rest assured, in as few as two or three visits, your smile can look dramatically improved, so you feel happy (overjoyed, perhaps) with the way it looks.
To begin, we will meet with you to talk about your smile. We can answer any questions you may have about porcelain veneers. During your consultation, we will find out what you would like to improve, so we can create an accurate plan for your smile improvements. Changes may include improved tooth shape, smile shade, tooth length, minor alignment issues, and more.
Prep, Impressions, and Design
Depending on your needs and goals, we may need to remove a minuscule amount of your tooth’s outermost layer, called enamel, to ensure a wonderful fit. After we polish away this tiny portion of tissue, you will be ready for impressions – these are molds that we take of your smile. We will then send the impressions to a dental lab, where a ceramicist will create your veneers and then send them to our practice.
Once we have your final porcelain veneers in our hands, you will see us for your final appointment. We may make slight changes to ensure the best possible fit and will then bond the veneers to your teeth. Pretty simple (and extremely effective).