What Happens During a Porcelain Veneer Appointment?
The porcelain veneer process consists of two appointments
The first appointment is the preparation appointment. We’ll reshape the surface of the tooth so that there’s enough space to bond the veneer without adding bulk to the tooth. We can numb your teeth and gum tissue to make sure you’re comfortable during the appointment.
Once the teeth are prepared, Dr. Omid will take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a lab to fabricate custom porcelain veneers in Whittier. The fabrication process takes about two to four weeks.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Bonded to the Teeth?
At your second appointment, we’ll permanently bond your veneers.
We start by trying the veneer on to make sure it fits properly and looks great. We’ll also check the bite to make sure there’s no interference. If there is, we’ll adjust the bite as necessary and polish the veneer.
If you and your dental team are satisfied with the veneers, it’s time to bond them.
First, we condition the teeth with an etchant, a gel-like product that slightly roughens the tooth surface to aid with bonding. Second, we place a bonding cement onto the veneer and place the veneer onto your tooth. Finally, we’ll activate the bonding with a UV light that hardens the cement.
Before you leave, we’ll remove any excess cement around the edges of the veneer, and you’ll be ready to go forth and enjoy your brand-new smile.