What to Expect During the Procedure
What to expect depends on what type of veneer you are getting. If you are choosing to use porcelain veneers, our staff will have to remove some of your tooth’s protective enamel before taking an impression of your teeth so that the veneers can perfectly couture to fit your teeth. This is all that is done in your first appointment. It will take some time for custom veneers to be made. At your next appointment, the veneers will be adjusted and examined for color and fit before permanently bonding them to each individual tooth.
If you chose resin based veneers, our staff will start by cleaning and reshaping your teeth in preparation. Unlike porcelain veneers, resin veneers are sculpted directly on to the tooth. After shaping the veneers, the material is made to dry and harden before being polished to give them a more natural appearance.
After your veneers are placed, you will need to come in to a follow up appointment to ensure that everything is staying in place, looks natural and is comfortable. This allows you time to get use to your new smile and adjust if necessary.
Caring for veneers is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene is still necessary to keep your smile healthy. It is also advised to avoid foods that can stain or chip your teeth. With proper care, your veneers should last up to 10 years.