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Steps to a Greater Smile: A Guide Through the Veneer Process

December 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 2:10 pm
a woman smiling after receiving veneers

Have you always daydreamed about being able to show off your dream smile? Whether you have stains, chips, cracks, or minor gaps between your teeth, veneers may be the comprehensive solution you’ve been searching for. While you can expect a wide variety of benefits from this treatment, you might wonder exactly how you’ll upgrade your grin with this procedure. This blog provides a step by step guide through the veneer process, that way you can know what to expect when it comes time to enhance your pearly whites.

The Initial Consultation

The very first part to this cosmetic treatment is always the initial consultation. This is when your dentist will discuss your dental concerns and goals, evaluate your oral health, and determine if veneers are a viable solution for improving your smile. If you’re a good candidate, your dental team can move forward with developing a detailed treatment plan and walk you through the details of the process, including the cost.

Once this portion is completed, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to use in the construction of the veneers. Then, they’ll remove a tiny amount of the tooth enamel from the front surface to make room for the porcelain shells. This is to ensure that your results don’t appear bulky and can blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

The Temporary Veneers

After taking impressions of your teeth and sending these to a trusted dental lab, you’ll be provided with temporary veneers to cover your exposed enamel. Not only will this protect against injury, but it’ll also serve as a trial run for your treatment results. Your dentist will be able to make any necessary adjustments and communicate this with the lab technicians so that your porcelain layers can fit perfectly with your smile. During this waiting period, you’ll simply have to follow the detailed guidelines on how to avoid harming your smile while wearing your temporary veneers.

Receiving Your Final Veneers

Finally, after several weeks, your permanent restorations should be complete. You’ll return to your dental team to have your temporary ones replaced with your final veneers. Your dentist will use a powerful bonding agent that is meant for maximum strength and longevity, allowing the restoration to remain as sturdy as possible for many years to come. Of course, you’ll need to implement proper measures to minimize the risk of damage to your veneers.

Once you’ve received your restorations, you’ll be able to show off a brand-new and dazzling smile. Remember to practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist every six months, and you can be sure to make the most of your incredible results!

About the Author

Dr. Kim Mowery has been providing exceptional dental care for decades and is passionate about upgrading pearly whites. She’s undergone countless hours of advanced training in aesthetic treatments and is even a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. If you want to know more about veneers or wish to schedule your initial consultation, visit our website or call our office at 352-332-6725.

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