Veneers are very simple to install and only require one or two appointments. A dentist will prepare your teeth, file the enamel, and make molds of your teeth. Dental laboratories use the mold to create custom veneers. In one to two weeks, the veneer will be ready for installation and assembly.
If you want to learn all about how to get veneers, read on for this step-by-step guide.
1. How is the veneer attached?
People interested in smile makeovers and veneers often wonder how the veneer process works and how it fits on teeth.
The veneering process is very simple. It only takes two appointments to put on the veneers. One major is preparing and making dental molds. This mold will allow for customizing a perfectly matching dental veneer. In the second phase, patients will finally get the veneers they’ve always wanted. The whole process is painless, if you are worried about tooth sensitivity, you can ask your dentist for an anesthesia injection. Tooth sensitivity will resolve on its own and you will be able to enjoy a great smile.
You will get temporary veneers between appointments. However, if you choose one-day veneers, you only need one dental visit.
1) First date
The first appointment is where most of the preparation happens, and there are visits to assess the patient’s needs and situation. Now let’s see how the veneer process works during the first appointment.
First, you need to talk! With your dentist, of course. Your expectations, oral habits, and medical and dental history will be discussed. Smoking, nail-biting, and teeth grinding should be disclosed as well as allergies, illnesses, and habits.
After the conversation, your dentist will check for any oral health issues, such as cavities, that need to be addressed before the veneer process. If there are no problems, you can proceed to tooth preparation.
The dentist then grinds the surface of the tooth to remove only 0.5-0.7 mm of enamel from the front and sides. This creates a rough surface for gluing the veneers. Numbing can be used if desired, but the procedure is usually not painful.
Now it’s time for the molds. This mold gives you custom facets that match perfectly. The mold is then sent to the lab. This is the part where you can choose the color of the veneer.
Your dentist will put acrylic temporary veneers on you until your permanent veneers are ready (this takes 4 to 7 days). The purpose of this is to protect your teeth until the final application is made. This brings us to our second date.
2) Second date
Here we can answer the question “How is the board installed?” At the dentist’s office, the rest of the veneer process is completed.
First, your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and install permanent veneers. If the fit is perfect and there are no color differences from your actual teeth (especially adjacent teeth), the process will continue.
Your dentist will then disinfect the tooth surface to prevent bacteria from entering the veneer. They will use specialized solutions for natural teeth and gums.
Afterward, your dentist will apply dental cement as an adhesive to the areas where the enamel was removed as an adhesive. A special beam of light, a type of ultraviolet light, dries cement extremely quickly.
A quick rinse and your dental restoration are done. You can enjoy a beautiful, natural smile!
Now is the time to take care of your veneers, maintain good oral hygiene, and have regular follow-up visits with your dentist throughout the year.
If you had your veneers in Turkey, now is the time to go home and enjoy your veneers.
We hope this helps in understanding the veneer process. But let us clarify some other things in the following paragraphs.
2. Same-day veneer procedure
It’s in the name!
This veneering process only requires one office visit! The preparation procedure is the same as for other dental veneers.
This type of veneering process is possible thanks to CAD/CAM technology and refers to Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing. This 3D mapping technology helps your dentist create your custom veneers, which are then milled from a single block of dental-grade ceramic. This will take your time to prepare and install. You will be done in no time!
Same-day veneers are always porcelain veneers as this technique is only suitable for porcelain veneers and not any other type of veneer. This is the most expensive procedure in terms of veneer price.
3. Clip veneer procedure
Clip veneers follow the same procedure as classic veneers, also requiring two appointments.
During your first appointment, your doctor will evaluate your dental health, discuss your needs and wishes with you, check the color of your teeth, take impressions, and send them to the laboratory. There is no need to scrape the enamel, as clip-in veneers are only temporary and reversible. There will be no process of installing and placing the veneer. They can walk around like a night watchman!
4. Replace the board program
The veneer is strong and durable, but it can sometimes break and fall off. Typically, they fall off after 10-15 years, or it may be because the veneers have not been cared for properly. You can usually spot these signs when your veneers need to be replaced. If your veneers fall off, call your dentist right away and make an appointment. You will go through the same process as before and your big smile will be like new
5. Frequently asked questions about the veneer procedure
Here we have collected the most frequently asked questions about veneer crafting. Stick around and browse them, you might find some answers to your questions too.
1) Will they shave your teeth for veneers?
Yes, in most cases. The only exception to dental trimming is clip-on veneers. Your teeth are shaved before veneers so they don’t look thick and unnatural. But it doesn’t involve the whole tooth, it’s just a thin layer of enamel. So there is no need to worry about any noticeable tooth loss.
2) How should I prepare for an appointment?
This may feel like a big deal, but there’s no need to rush it. Since getting dental veneers is semi-invasive, it doesn’t require much prep work. During your initial visit, your dentist will let you know if anything needs to be done before veneer treatment.
3) Is anesthesia required for veneers?
No, not really. You can request anesthesia during veneer surgery, but it is usually not necessary. Local anesthetic or numbing gel will suffice. The whole process is painless.
4) What did they do to your teeth before veneers?
X-rays, enamel removal, and tooth surface molding will be done. In some cases, deep cleaning and some fillings may be required. To prevent bacteria from becoming trapped between the tooth and the veneer, the teeth are thoroughly disinfected before the veneer is applied.
5) How long does a veneer take from start to finish?
The answer to the question of how long it takes to get veneers is just two appointments.
The first takes about 1 to 2 hours, and the second takes 2 to almost 3 hours. This process will take 1 to 3 weeks if we take into account the waiting time for veneer completion and customization. If you want same-day veneers, simply make an appointment and it will take about 3 hours.
6) How is the board installed?
Your dentist will make molds based on your tooth structure so they can create custom facets that match your teeth perfectly. Preventing accidents such as veneer blackening depends on a perfect fit with real teeth.
7) Can I choose the color of the veneer?
Of course, choosing the color of the veneer is an important part of the smile design process. Together, you and your dentist will choose the veneer color that is best for your teeth. The color should always fit your smile and surrounding teeth for a natural and aesthetically pleasing look.
In addition to color, how many veneers you get and how they fit your teeth and face is also very important in shaping your smile and can be discussed with your dentist.