The porcelain veneer procedure typically begins with an initial consultation with your dentist. During this consultation, you will discuss your concerns, and desired outcomes, and our dentist will assess your oral health to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. This may involve a thorough examination of your teeth, X-rays, impressions, and photographs to plan the treatment.
Once you and your dentist have agreed to proceed with porcelain veneers, the next step is the examination and preparation phase. Your dentist may need to remove a small amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth to create room for the veneers. Impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory, where custom-made porcelain veneers will be fabricated to match your desired tooth shape, size, and colour.
After the porcelain veneers are ready, the bonding process begins. Your dentist will clean and prepare your teeth by etching the surface to create a rough texture that will help the veneers adhere properly. A special adhesive is then applied to the veneers, which are carefully positioned on the front surface of your teeth. Your dentist will use a curing light to harden the adhesive, bonding the veneers securely in place.
Once the veneers are bonded, our dentist will make any necessary adjustments to achieve the desired fit, bite, and appearance. This may involve shaping, polishing, and refining the veneers to ensure they blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and achieve the desired aesthetic outcome.
After the veneers have been fine-tuned, you may be scheduled for a follow-up appointment to evaluate the success of the procedure and ensure that you are happy with the results. Our dentist will also provide you with instructions on how to care for and maintain your porcelain veneers for long-term durability and aesthetics, which may include regular dental check-ups, proper oral hygiene practices, and avoiding habits that may damage the veneers.