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The Step-by-Step Process of Getting Veneers

January 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — backbaydentist @ 2:34 am
an graphic illustration of a veneer being placed

Do you dream of having a perfect, luminous smile? If so, you should consider a cosmetic dental procedure like veneers. This treatment places ultra-thin shells of porcelain over the front surfaces of your teeth. They can cover a range of dental imperfections, including stained, chipped, cracked, gapped, or misshaped teeth.  They are completely life-like and can completely transform your pearly whites. Do you want to learn more? Here’s the step-by-step process of getting veneers!

Step #1: An Initial Consultation

The process begins with a consultation with your dentist. During your appointment, your dental goals will be discussed. Be sure to share the issues you want to address as well as the type of smile you would like to have. Everyone’s ideal is different, so it’s a good idea to bring some pictures of how you want your teeth to look. Your dentist will give you a complete examination and determine if veneers are the right treatment for you. If so, you both can begin the planning process and start working towards your dream look!

Step #2: Teeth Preparation

Once a customized plan has been made, it will be time to get your teeth ready for the new veneers. The preparation process will vary for each person. It can involve polishing the teeth or removing a thin layer of enamel from the front, biting edges, or sides. The goal is to remove as little tooth structure as possible, but the amount depends on the desired result. Usually, the amount removed is less than a millimeter! It’s crucial to discuss preparation before it begins, as this step of the process is not reversible.

Step #3: Temporary Veneers

As you wait for your permanent upgrade, you will wear temporary veneers. While not as durable as the final ones, they will be a close replica of your final smile in terms of shape, length, and alignment. Adjustments can even be made to perfect your final look even more. On average, you will only wear your temporary veneers for a few weeks.

Step #4: Laboratory Creation

After your teeth are prepared and temporary veneers are placed, your dentist will make the final impressions of your prepared teeth and send them to the dental laboratory. The technicians will use them to create a replica of your teeth to make your permanent veneers.

Step #5: Placing Your Final Smile

When your permanent veneers arrive from the lab, you will return to your dental office so they can be adhered to your teeth with a special bonding agent. They’ll be attached so securely that you won’t have to worry about them coming off accidentally. Now it’s time to enjoy your new, radiant grin!

Veneers are an excellent option to get the smile of your dreams. Now that you know the process, you can begin the steps to turn that dream into a reality!

About the Practice

Turning Leaf Dental has an experienced and passionate team who is eager to help you achieve your best smile yet! They provide customized, high-quality dental care catered to your unique dental goals. Using state-of-the-art technology, they offer a full range of services, including cosmetic procedures like veneers. They even have Saturday appointments available for convenience on the journey to your new and improved pearly whites! To schedule a consultation, contact them through their website or call (617) 536-5182.

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