What Is The Process Involved In Getting Veneers?

Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can help improve the appearance of your teeth. The process involves placing a thin layer of material, usually porcelain or composite resin, over the front surface of a tooth in order to change its shape, size, or colour. There are two main types of dental veneers, composite resin and porcelain.

Composite Veneers

The composite veneers process is quite straightforward, and can be completed quickly across up to 3 appointments with your dentist. It involves 3 main steps:

  1. Adding Resin. The material we use is putty-like, meaning we can mould it to fit the shape of your tooth. 
  2. Curing. Once your dentist has applied the putty-like resin, they will bond the veneer material directly to your tooth by curing it.
  3. Polishing. To finish off and achieve the desired aesthetic, your dentist will polish your brand new composite veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, have a few more steps.

  1. Consultation. The first step in the dental veneers process is to consult with a dentist to determine if veneers are the right choice for you. Your dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for the procedure. This is where your dentist will be able to help you determine how much veneers will cost. They will also take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a plan for your veneers.
  2. Preparation. Next, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the porcelain veneers. This typically involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel from the front surface of the tooth in order to make room for the veneer. This step is necessary in order to ensure a proper fit and natural look for the veneers.
  3. Impressions. Once your teeth are prepped for veneers, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental lab. The lab will use the impression to create custom veneers that are tailored to fit your teeth and match the shape, size, and colour of your natural teeth.
  4. The Final Fitting. When the veneers are ready, you will return to your dentist’s office for the final step of the process. Your dentist will place the veneers on your teeth and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and natural fit. They will then use a special light to harden the dental cement, which holds the veneers in place.

Transform your smile with composite and porcelain veneers at Ashwood Dental! Our experienced dentists will work with you to create a personalised plan and custom veneers that will give you the confident, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards your dream smile!