Porcelain veneers provide a great option in enhancing the appearance of your smile in as efficient a fashion as possible. Compared to other cosmetic dentistry options, including crowns or braces, veneers are more comfortable to have and one of the simplest options for a smile makeover.
How Does the Veneers Experience Start?
The veneers experience first begins with a discussion with your cosmetic dentist about the goals for your new smile. During the initial visit, the dentist may also take an impression via mold, or x-rays of your teeth.
During the next visit, the dentist will prepare your teeth for the procedure. A small amount of enamel on the surface of each tooth will be covered. This process allows the veneers to be fitted securely. This part of the process makes the results more likely to be personalized for your specific smile. Before the next appointment, the dentist may attach temporary veneers to protect your teeth.
The veneers are then created by either a dental lab technician or the CEREC technology using the model of your teeth. The color will be meticulously selected to appear natural with your existing teeth. Porcelain is a durable material and its texture is very similar to that of teeth, including how it interacts with light.
At your last appointment, the veneers will be checked to make sure they fit accurately with your teeth, additional color adjustments or trims may be necessary. The veneers are affixed to your teeth using a special dental cement, the color can be further modified to help make sure they look natural. Once they are in place over your teeth or tooth, a special light will be used to harden the cement.
The team at Pacific Dental Care looks forward to helping you transform your smile with veneers, contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment. We serve the areas of Glendale, Burbank, and surrounding community.