From Start to Finish, Here’s an Overview of the Veneers Process

Patient smiling while dentist looks at different shades of veneers

Are you considering transforming your smile with veneers? Whether you already have your consultation on the calendar or you’re still in the research process, it can be helpful to have an understanding of what to expect. With this in mind, keep reading to learn the step-by-step process of getting veneers!

Step 1: The Consultation

The entire veneers process begins with your consultation. This appointment is crucial because it allows you to talk to your cosmetic dentist about your smile goals, learn more about their educational background, and ask any questions you have. A portion of this visit is also dedicated to an oral exam, which will determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. At the end of the consultation, a custom treatment plan will be made to detail the specifics of your smile transformation, like the shape, shade, and size of each veneer.

Step 2: Preparing Your Teeth for Veneers

Of course, you don’t want your veneers to look bulky or protrude in an unnatural way. That’s why a small portion of your enamel is removed during the preparation process. After this step is completed, it will be time to take impressions of your teeth. Both the impressions and the specifications of your veneers will be sent to the dental lab, and the process of creating your permanent ones will begin!

Step 3: Wearing Your Temporary Veneers

Typically, it takes a few weeks to craft your veneers. In the meantime, we will provide you with a temporary set. Although they will look great, they are nowhere near as durable. So, you will be asked to stick to a soft foods diet. There will also be a few changes to your oral hygiene regimen. Of course, your cosmetic dentist will review all of this with you at your initial consultation so you know what to expect.

Step 4: Bonding Your Permanent Veneers in Place

Once your veneers arrive at our office, we will schedule a time for you to come back in. At this point, we will remove your temporary veneers before bonding your permanent ones securely in place. Then, any final adjustments will be made, and the process will be complete!

Although there are several steps, the entire veneers process takes three visits or less for most patients. So, you won’t have to worry about a lengthy turnaround time either! In a matter of weeks, you’ll have the gorgeous smile you’ve been dreaming of.

About the Practice

Smile Rejuvenations is a top-rated dental team in Estero that’s passionate about giving you a smile that’s as healthy as it is beautiful. If you’re interested in veneers, then you’ll be happy to know that’s one of the many cosmetic dental treatments we offer, and the process is quicker than ever thanks to our on-site lab. If you have a question about the process or would like to schedule a consultation, visit our website or call (239) 300-2767.