Veneers are a natural-looking cosmetic treatment that can provide a dramatic smile makeover. Veneers can be applied to one or several teeth for a number of aesthetic reasons.
What is the process for getting dental veneers?
The first step is a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mandy to discuss your needs and treatment goals. A dental exam and imaging may be part of this process. Records will be taken for your smile simulation appointment. We always suggest that you bring your significant other to the simulation appointment since they will be the ones looking at your teeth the most.
Usually in a week the lab would fabricate a simulation of what could be. The future smile would be then transferred to your mouth with temporary material for a preview in realtime! If you love everything you see we move to the next step.
The preparation day starts with local anesthetic to keep you comfortable as Dr. Mandy removes a small portion of your tooth enamel to make room for your new veneers. Imaging or impressions follow and give the dental lab the exact specifications needed to create a custom set of veneers that match the condition of your surrounding, natural teeth.
You’ll wear a temporary set while your new veneers are being created. Once they arrive, you’ll return to Dr. Mandy. She uses try-in paste so you can approve the esthetics and fits before she permanently cements them in place.
How long do dental veneers last?
With the proper care, you can expect your new set of veneers to last up to 10-15 years. They’ll eventually need to be replaced with a new set, but as advancements in dentistry continue, today’s veneers may be even more durable.
Because the process requires removing a small amount of your natural tooth, dental veneers are considered permanent. If you remove veneers, your teeth will need to be protected by a new set or a full dental crown.