If you are considering porcelain veneers as a cosmetic dental option but want to know more about the process, we can help. In this post, we’ll discuss getting dental veneers before and after, including the preparation and those all-important end results. So let’s get started.
Stage 1 – Dental veneers preparation
Assuming that you had an initial consultation, you understand how porcelain veneers work, and now you’re ready to undergo treatment; what next?
The next step in the process is to prepare your teeth. In most cases, a thin sliver of tooth enamel must be removed from the tooth to ensure any dental veneers sit perfectly flush in the smile line. This process is comfortable, quick and can be carried out in the dental chair under a local anaesthetic.
Next, a series of digital scans are done, and from these, the shade is chosen, and your custom porcelain veneers are made.
To protect the teeth, our dentist may fit you with some temporary versions until the permanent set of dental veneers is ready – typically, fabrication of your permanent veneers will be around 2-3 weeks. Still, it gives you an excellent chance to try your new smile for fit, bite and comfort.
Remember that temporary dental veneers are often more bulky and heavy than your permanent set of porcelain veneers, so any temporary veneers worn before, bear little or no resemblance to the end product after.
The good thing about temporaries, aside from providing protection to the natural tooth, is that any adjustments can easily be made and replicated on your permanent versions. This means that you get a flawless, comfortable and long-lasting smile from day one. That’s it; that’s the preparation part of the dental veneers (before and after) process done.
Stage 2 – Fitting your porcelain veneers
After 2-3 weeks, your permanent porcelain veneers should be ready. So, expect a call to return to the clinic for the final fitting. Once chairside, our dentist will remove any temporary veneers before placement, and after, she will fit your permanent versions.
An etching gel is first applied to the tooth’s surface to fit the permanent dental veneers. The gel roughens up the natural tooth’s surface for better adhesion. Then, the bonding agent is carefully applied, and the porcelain veneers are placed into position.
Next, the dental veneers are checked for final fit, and a curing light is used to harden the adhesive. Then, the final stage of the veneers (before and after) process is to give your new smile a final polish, and you’re good to go.
Cosmetic dental veneers can dramatically transform teeth in just two dental visits, so if you aren’t happy with your current smile, ask us how tooth veneers can help. Dr Shepherd can assist in covering a multitude of flaws, including teeth that are:
- Irregularly spaced
- Badly stained, or
- Different in size.
So, give her a call at Boutique Dental Care to learn more about veneers before and after and whether they can help you. Call today on (02) 9054 5281 or book your smile consultation online.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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