How are veneers applied?

How Dental Veneers Are Applied to TeethVeneers are thin shells made of materials that match the color of your teeth. They are made to fit your teeth and cover the front of your teeth. With porcelain veneers treatment, you can hide any stains, gaps, or discolorations to make your smile look better. Before veneers can be put on, the teeth must be cleaned and reshaped. To make room for the veneers, your dentist will remove some of the enamel on your teeth. After the dentist cleans and polishes your teeth, he or she will mold them to make the veneers. Before the permanent ones come, people use temporary ones. Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will use dental cement and UV light to bond them to the teeth. Even after your teeth veneer have been put on, you will still need to take care of your teeth.

What To Know When Placing Dental Veneers?

A veneer is a thin shell that covers your teeth to make them look whiter. Before you get veneers, you will need to see your dentist so he or she can look at your teeth. Before putting on the veneers, your dentist will shave down the enamel on your teeth. To make your veneers, a mold of your teeth will be made. You will get temporary veneers until your permanent ones are put on. When it’s time to put the veneers on your teeth, dental cement will be put on them to ensure they stay in place. Once the veneer is on correctly, your dentist will shine a UV light on your teeth so the dental cement will harden and remain in place.

Types of Veneers

Different materials can be used to make veneers, affecting how they look and last. Traditional veneers are made of thin shells of ceramic and are made of porcelain. Composite resin is what is used to make composite veneers. Veneers made of porcelain last for 10–15 years. Composite veneers last between 4 and 8 years. Read about Difference Between Porcelain and Composite Veneers.

Preparing for dental veneers

Make an appointment with your dentist to find out if veneers are right for you before you get veneers. Even though you are getting veneers, you should still take care of your oral hygiene. Even with veneers, your teeth can still get cavities and wear down. You will still need to brush and floss your teeth after getting veneers, just like you did before. Before putting on your veneers, the dentist will have to change the shape of your teeth and cut down your enamel. After your teeth have been cleaned and polished, your dentist will make a mold or impression of them to send to a lab where your veneers will be made. You will be able to wear temporary veneers until your permanent ones are made and ready to be put on.

Do you need anesthesia to get dental veneers?

Anesthesia is not needed to get dental veneers. You can talk to your dentist about whether or not you want to be put to sleep during your veneer appointment. Your dentist will numb your teeth so you won’t feel any pain if you are worried about pain or anxiety.

How long is the process for dental veneers?

About three weeks are needed to get veneers. To get your veneers, you must visit the dentist about three times. On the first visit, your teeth will be looked at, and x-rays will be taken to see if dental veneers are right for you. The tooth enamel is shaved off at the second dentist visit to prepare the tooth. Your teeth are made into molds, then sent to the lab where your veneers will be made. Until your permanent veneers come, the dentist will give you temporary veneers. At your last appointment, the veneers will be put on your teeth. Placing veneers on a person’s teeth can take up to 2 hours.

Dr. Ronald Ayzin at Laguna Dental Center is a dentist who specializes in porcelain veneers. Contact us to  schedule an appointment. Dr. Ronald Ayzin takes pride in giving patients new smiles with high-quality veneers.