Dental veneer is a layer used to hide the aesthetic defects of the front teeth. They are attached to the surface of the tooth and thus create a natural-looking, beautiful smile. They can be made of porcelain, ceramic or composite filling material. Now we will have a close look at the dental veneers procedure. As a result, you will know what to expect during the procedure.
Dental veneers procedure
The process of getting veneers is a simple and practical solution for the beauty of the front teeth:
- Dental veneers are the perfect aesthetic solutions, they follow the colour of the original teeth.
- They are durable, the veneer remains usable for a long time due to the perfect adhesion.
- Veneers are unnoticeable – due to the exact fit, the shell is not visible.
So what does the veneers process look like? Let’s see what to expect step by step.
The dental veneer procedure may vary, depending on the type of shell you choose. In this guide, we are giving you an overview of the typical steps.
1. Consultation and condition assessment
The first step is a dental consultation. Before getting started with your dental veneers, your dentist will go through all the options and types of veneers you can get, explaining the process in detail. They will also take X-rays. In order to get this cosmetic treatment, you need to be a good candidate. You will also see the end result with the help of dental software.
2. Tooth preparation
The second step of veneers process is tooth preparation. Your dentist will grind down the enamel of the front area of the tooth so the veneer can be attached. As a result of grinding you lose like 0,2-0,4mm of tooth substance. It is necessary as veneers can not be glued to tooth enamel without grinding. This step may be uncomfortable so you will get a local anaesthetic.
An important criterion is that the grinding remains within the thickness of the enamel, so very careful preparation is required. The remaining enamel surface will ensure the appropriate bonding force for bonding the veneers.
3. Taking an impression
After that, you dentist will take an impression using a soft material to create a mold of your teeth.
4. Selecting the right shade
Since the veneer must match the colour of the surrounding teeth, determining the shade is a very important part of the veneer process. Your doctor will help you make a decision.
At our dental clinic in Budapest, we choose the colour and shape of the veneers.
5. Getting your temporary veneer
After taking the impression, you may get temporary veneers until the permanent ones are ready. Dentists use less durable glue for this, so you really need to be careful with them.
On the one hand, getting temporary veneer is important aesthetically, and on the other hand, it protects the polished teeth. You will also be able to eat and speak normally.
6. Dental technician work
Based on the impression and selected shade, the dental laboratory will prepare the veneers that fit your teeth perfectly.
Our dental technician prepares the veneers in 5 – 10 days, depending on the number of veneers you need.
7. Testing, adjustments
During the second visit, the dentist removes the temporary veneer and adjusts the permanent veneers. You need to test it and check how it feels to bite with them.
If you feel that everything is okay with your veneers, the dentist will bond them to the surface of your teeth.
We numb the teeth again and prepare the surface of both the teeth and the porcelain shells.
After bonding, if necessary, the doctor carefully grinds the shell to the appropriate shape in order to make it comfortable to wear.
Once the numbness has passed, the new teeth are ready for use as intended.
During the preparation of dental veneers, we use a local anaesthetic so that the teeth are completely numb, and the procedure is painless.
Getting dental veneers is a very popular dental procedure today. However, it’s important to trust the dental clinic and make sure they use the best quality material.
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Process of getting veneers – veneer replacement
It’s important to note that veneers are long-lasting. It often takes many years before you need a replacement.
If you have chosen the best quality dental veneers (such as E-max porcelain veneers), you may need to replace them in 10-15 years. The exact number always depends on the type of veneer you choose.
Replacing veneers is very similar to the process of installing them.
First, the dentist needs to refine the bonding material. He will then take a mold of your teeth again. After choosing the right shape and colour, the dental technicians will prepare the veneers. The dentist will bond your veneers to the surface of your teeth.
Some important information before dental veneers procedure
You may need dental veneers if
- your front teeth are significantly discoloured and teeth whitening methods are no longer effective
- you want to say goodbye to conspicuous fillings
- you are thinking about smile design
- you want to reduce the gap between your teeth
- your teeth are chipped or misaligned
What happens if you don’t put on a veneer?
- yellowed teeth or other discoloration may give the appearance of neglect
- your smile may become more timid, your self-confidence may decrease
- the colour of your fillings may clash with your teeth.
What results can you expect after getting dental veneers?
- regain the beauty of your teeth
- gaps disappear
What kind of dental veneers are there?
Three types of dental veneers can be distinguished:
- Porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and natural-looking. They are also very thin. They can last up to 15 years.
You may check the costs of porcelain veneers here.
- Ceramic veneers
They are popular choices among dental patients and can also mimic your natural teeth.
- Composite veneers
Composite veneers are cost-effective, and usually you need only one appointment to get them. However, they are most likely to break, stain, or chip. Their lifespan is also shorter, they usually last approximately 5 years.
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