Porcelain veneers are semi-transparent, thin shells that are custom made to fit over the front of each tooth. They are translucent, porcelain veneers that blend in seamlessly, providing the appearance of a natural tooth.
Porcelain veneers are also very durable and stain resistant, allowing you to go about your daily life without worrying about chipping or staining. Porcelain veneers can be completed within just two visits:
During your first appointment, you and your dentist will have an in-depth discussion about why you are considering veneers and the desired results you wish to achieve. Your dentist will then prepare each tooth by removing a thin layer from the surface (approximately 0.3mm – 1.0mm) to allow room for the new veneer. Once complete, a precise impression will then be taken of your teeth. This impression will then be sent to a dental laboratory where the new veneers are made. This process normally takes one to two weeks.
During your second appointment, your dentist will check sizing, colour and fit of your new veneers. It is at this stage, you’ll be able to see how your new veneers look on you. For anything you wish to change about your new veneers you’ll have this opportunity to discuss with your dentist. Once you and your dentist are both satisfied with the look and fit of your new veneers, they will be permanently bonded to your teeth using a light activated adhesive. The veneers will then be trimmed and polished resulting in a smooth and natural finish.