After a thorough examination to assess your oral health, your dentist will discuss your treatment goals and desires with you. Be prepared to discuss the color and shape of your ideal smile at this appointment. If you have questions about your veneers or the procedure, we will happily provide you with comprehensive answers.
Before placement occurs, your teeth may need to be prepared. If this is the case, a small portion of your teeth will be gently removed in preparation for your new veneers, often during the first appointment. Tooth reduction will allow the veneers to lie flat, in line with surrounding teeth. A reshaping of teeth may also be required to create the look you want.
During your initial appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth. We’ll send your impressions to a dental lab to ensure the perfect fit for your smile. There, a ceramist will handcraft your veneers from durable materials that look and function like natural teeth.
At the placement appointment, you will be given the final opportunity to see the shape, color, and fit of your veneers before they are attached. Veneers cannot be altered once in place, so it is important to indicate if you sense any adjustments needed. If all is well, we will permanently bond the new veneers to the front surface of your teeth.