during a veneer?
Your dentist will have discussed your desires about the appearance of your smile at your consultation. A treatment plan should now be in place, outlining the method and pricing of the Veneer appointment.
We want you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during every treatment, so local anaesthetic will be available if necessary to ensure there is no pain / sensitivity. There is also an option for sedation for those with dental anxiety.
The tooth / teeth are prepared accordingly. If you are having porcelain, this will involve some removal of enamel to accommodate the veneer. A digital scan is then taken of the area and sent to the lab. A shade is taken from adjacent teeth using a shade guide and pictures, and sent to the lab for precise shade matching. A temporary veneer is then made to protect the tooth from sensitivity, potential damage and for aesthetic reasons.
A second appointment is made for approximately 10 days later to have your new porcelain veneers fitted. Local anaesthetic is offered if required, and the temporary veneers are gently removed. The tooth is cleansed, and the new Veneers are fitted with permanent cement and adjusted if necessary to perfect the fit and appearance.
If you are having composite, the tooth is cleansed with a special gel that creates a surface on the tooth suitable for bonding of composite. The composite is shade matched against your natural teeth, then placed onto the area and moulded over the tooth surface, being manipulated into the desired shape. It is then set hard with a special light. Adjustments are made to perfect the shape and fit.