• Diagnosis and treatment planning.
This first step involves your active participation. Explain to your dentist the result that you are trying to achieve. During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. He or she also may take X-rays and possibly make impressions of your mouth and teeth.
• Tooth preparation.
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Before trimming off the enamel, you and your dentist will decide the need for a local anesthetic to numb the area.
• Tooth impression.
Next, your dentist will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer.
• Placing temporary veneer
Temporary dental veneer will be placed (if needed) because it usually takes 1-2 days for your dentist to receive the veneers back from the laboratory.
• Ensure stable periodontal health
• Protect canal
• Check tooth shaping
• Check your bite
• Aesthetic check
• Check your pronunciation
Before bonding the veneer in place, our dentist will show you the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with it. Once satisfied, the veneer is bonded to the supporting tooth’s surface using a special adhesive. Our Dentist will spend time evaluating your bite and making sure that the veneer is adjusted appropriately. The veneer’s precise contours will also be evaluated, trimming or reshaping can take place until dentist and patient are happy.