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What Is the Porcelain Veneer Process Like?

Veneers come in all shapes, sizes and shades. As dental technological advancements are made every year, veneers have become more and more natural looking. The porcelain covers or shells are attached to teeth when the patient has concerns about chipped, misshapen or other issues with the appearance of their smile. Although it is a cosmetic procedure, the stain resistant veneers offer some individuals peace of mind and confidence in their day-to-day life.

dark haired girl smiling with porcelain veneers

Consultation

The process usually takes place during two to four appointments over the course of a couple weeks with your dentist. The first appointment will probably be a simple consultation of discussing your questions, expectations and exactly what you’re hoping to achieve with veneers. This conversation is crucial for you and your dentist to be on the same page so any limitations can be discussed and everyone can be happy with the end result.

X-Rays, Molding & Enamel Work

The next appointment might include taking X-rays of your teeth, taking a mold of your teeth and mouth, and sharing photos of what your current smile looks like versus what you want your dream smile to look like after the veneers. Following this, a very small amount of enamel could be trimmed from your teeth (most likely no more than ½ millimeter of enamel) as the dentist ensures your veneers will fit and bond closely to your teeth.

Final Impressions & Shading Selection

Next, an impression of your tooth or several teeth will be taken to send away to a laboratory for the construction of your veneers. During this visit, you’ll most likely find the perfect shade for your veneers, ensuring a more natural look to avoid the bright white “doll teeth” look the dental world attempts to avoid.

Fitting, Bonding & Cleaning

After the mold of your teeth is used to create the veneers, you’ll come in for your final appointment of placing the veneers. Everything will be checked before they are bonded to your teeth. You can feel the fit and see how they look in your mouth prior to cementing them to your teeth. Most of the time, anesthesia is not necessary for this procedure, but feel free to talk to your dentist about your options if you have concerns. After you’re both satisfied with the appearance of the veneers, your dentist will clean your teeth then place the veneers. A cement, which also comes in different shades, will be applied and hardened by a special light beam.

Follow-Up & Regular Oral Hygiene

Depending on your dentist, they might ask you to come in for a follow-up appointment after you’ve had time to eat, drink, and live life with your new smile to make sure there aren’t any problems. Taking care of your porcelain veneers involves the same dental hygiene recommendations as regular teeth, brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. If healthy habits are kept up, you can expect them to last for approximately ten years before you’ll need them replaced.

If you are thinking about brightening your smile, contact us for a porcelain veneer consultation today!

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Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.