Diagnosis and Treatment
During your initial consultation appointment, your dentist will discuss the goals you are trying to achieve. They will examine your teeth and take x-rays to make sure it is safe to proceed with the treatment. The dentist will also explain all the necessary steps and procedures for your treatment, including preparation, anesthetics (when applicable), and bonding.
Preparation for Dental Veneers
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will reshape the tooth surface and then take impressions, bite records and photos. All the records will then be sent to the dental laboratory where a ceramist will analyze the information and construct the veneers accordingly. It can take between 7-10 days for the veneers to be made. During this time, temporary dental veneers will be placed on your teeth whilst you wait for your permanent veneers.
Dental Veneers Bonding
Once your veneers are made, your dentist will try them on your teeth to examine the fit and colour. If the veneers fit well, they will be permanently cemented on your teeth using dental resin cement. This will ensure your veneers are securely attached to your teeth for long-term use. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, checking your bite, and making any needed adjustments. Your dentist may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check your gums and the veneers’ placement.