Veneers are a highly sought after cosmetic treatments that can completely alter the appearance of the smile. Patients with a multitude of imperfections can see a dramatic difference in the shape, size, and color of their teeth with this versatile treatment. Because veneers can be a significant investment, it is important to find a dentist who is properly trained and experienced with the right techniques to ensure that your veneers look great and last for a long time.
The first step in the veneers process is the consultation. During the appointment, we can gather a lot of pertinent information to design your veneers properly. It’s important for you to share your concerns and desires so that we can help you get the result you want. We will also make note of your face shape and complexion as these play a role in the design of your veneers.
The next step involves preparing the tooth. An ultra-thin piece of enamel (usually around .3 millimeters) is removed to allow for proper fit of the veneer. Then impressions can be taken for laboratory fabrication of your veneers.
The surface of the teeth can feel strange after preparation. To help, we can place temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent ones. If you don’t receive temporary veneers, you will need to brush very regularly, as the teeth can be more prone to staining. In addition, you may experience increased sensitivity to cold during this time.
Once your veneers are in the office, we are able to have you come in for placement. At this point, we can temporarily attach the veneers to check for proper size, shape, and color. This important step allows you to see how the veneers will look in your mouth. If any corrections need to be made, they can be done prior to permanent bonding.
Once you have approved of your final veneers, they can be permanently bonded to the teeth. With proper bonding technique, you can ensure that your veneers will look beautiful and last for many years.
When you invest in your smile with porcelain veneers, you want to be sure to visit a dentist who has spent years honing his or her technique and who continually seeks further education to stay up to date on the technology. Dr. Vines has a passion for porcelain veneers and works hard to make sure your brand new smile is beautiful and durable. If you are in Redlands are and want more information on porcelain veneers, call our office today.