The Dental Veneer Procedure
Dental or porcelain veneers are generally reserved for the teeth in the front of the mouth (due to obvious aesthetic reasons). Because visible tooth services are receiving the makeover, this is where we start the process application. First a protective thread is placed around the gums in between the tooth and gums for protection. An extremely thin layer is usually removed from the enamel of the tooth so that when the veneers are fully in place, they will line up flush with the rest of your teeth. Once this step is complete, your dentist will take impressions immediately and place a provisional cap over the teeth for protection.
At this point shading (color) of the veneers can be picked out and agreed upon before impressions are sent to the lab for veneer fabrication. The fabrication process takes approximately 1-2 weeks to receive the permanent veneers. Once the dentist receives these back from the lab, you will be ready for your next visit and final application. The provisional caps are removed and your teeth are thoroughly cleaned before applying the glue and finally your permanent veneers.