Veneers are a fantastic way to completely transform the appearance of your teeth by covering gaps and cracks as well as ensuring perfect symmetry and alignment. If you’re considering veneers then you’re probably curious about what exactly is involved.
Below are the stages involved in getting veneers from start to finish.
- Consultation & preparation
- Further preparation & bonding
The first step to getting veneers is a consultation. At the consultation, your teeth will be assessed so it can be determined if veneers are a good choice for you. You’ll be told exactly what’s involved as well as the cost of the veneers. The consultation is extremely important since you’ll get all the information you need in order to make an informed decision.
If you decide to go ahead then the first part of the preparation work will be done. In order to be prepare you teeth to receive the veneers, roughly half a millimeter of enamel will be removed from the surface of each tooth – roughly the same thickness as the veneers.
An impression of your teeth are sent to a dental lab where you veneers will be made by a ceramist. Veneers are specially constructed for each patient so a perfect fit is achieved. The construction process usually takes two weeks.
Once your veneers are ready, you’ll then go back to your dentist to have them fitted. There is a good amount of preparation is required before the veneers are fitted. Your teeth will be cleaned and polished beforehand. They will also be etched to roughen the surface, which enables stronger bonding. The veneers will be temporarily placed on your teeth and then polished and shaped until a perfect fit achieved.
Once they’re ready to be fitted, a special type of cement is placed on the veneers and then are applied to your teeth. A light beam is used to speed up the hardening process. The final step is to remove any excess cement and ensure that the veneers are perfectly fitted and aligned.
Book a consultation
If you are interested in getting veneers then the first step is to book a consultation. Get in touch now and we can book a pressure-free consultation with Dr Back at a time that’s convenient for you.