Porcelain Veneers and Process

Veneers Process

Why are celebrity teeth are so straight and bright white in color? Maybe you’ve seen images of celebrities showing off their new porcelain veneers Their smiles are whiter, brighter and healthier looking. The good news is that you, too, can improve your smile with veneers.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are typically made of porcelain, wafer-thin covers that are placed on the front of individual teeth. This healthy option to enhance the appearance of your teeth is strong, stain resistant and well-tolerated by your gums.

Why Should I Get Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are a wonderful option for people with broken, chipped or stained teeth. Veneers also serve as an alternative to braces as veneers conceal misaligned teeth, uneven teeth and gaps between teeth.

New Image Dental veneers are custom-made to fit your mouth and best correct your smile. Accordingly, you and your dentist pick the size and shape of the veneers you need to cover common orthodontic issues.

los angeles dentist veneers as a cosmetic dental treatmentPorcelain veneers also improve the appearance of decayed teeth. If you have some tooth decay, talk to your dentist to see if your mouth is healthy enough for veneers. Our dental office is a full-service Cosmetic Dentist facility we offer same day appointments in Los Angeles.

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What is the Process for Getting Porcelain Veneers?

The process for porcelain veneers requires several steps:

1. Consultation

Your dentist first checks to make sure you have healthy teeth and gums. This will be done with an exam and X-rays. You and your dentist will also discuss what issues you want your veneers to correct.

2. Trimming

Because porcelain veneers attach to the front of your teeth, your dentist has to trim the surface of your teeth. Only half a millimeter of enamel needs to be removed, but you and dentist can discuss if an anesthetic or sleep dentistry is right for you.

During the same visit as the trim, your dentist will take an impression or mold of your teeth. You will bite down on a metal tray with a putty-like substance to form an impression. This mold is used by a dental laboratory to ensure that the porcelain veneers properly fit and cover your teeth. Your dentist’s office receives your veneers after approximately 1 to 2 weeks.

4. Bonding

Once your dentist receives your porcelain veneers, she will test the fit, color and shape of each veneer. She makes minor adjustments, if necessary, and is then ready to bond them to your teeth. Anesthesia is not typically needed, but you can discuss sleep dentistry options with your dentist.

To prepare for bonding, your teeth are cleaned, polished and etched. Next, your dentist covers your teeth with a special cement to hold the veneers in place. A light dries the cement, and your dentist makes the final small adjustments to trim excess cement, check your bite alignment etc.

You are then ready to leave with your new smile. A follow-up visit is scheduled a week of two after the application of the veneers to check the fit and alignment of your veneers.

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