The Average Timeline of Porcelain Veneers On average, the process of porcelain veneers from consultation to final placement takes about 3 weeks. After your initial consultation, your temporary veneers will be performed in our cosmetic laboratory. An impression of your teeth is sent to a dental laboratory where a ceramist will make the veneers. Veneers are specially designed for each patient, so a perfect fit is achieved.
The construction process usually takes two weeks. Placing dental veneers generally requires three to four visits to the dentist. You still have to care for your veneers like natural teeth with good brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings. If you want to whiten or whiten your teeth that are not covered with veneers, you will want to do so before placing the dental veneers, since once they are installed you cannot alter the color or tone of the porcelain or composite material.
At this initial appointment, your dentist will take x-rays of your mouth to determine any problems with your mouth, then create a mold or impression of your teeth that they will then use to create your new veneers that will be adjusted, colored and otherwise designed to create your new perfect smile. Veneers are custom-made superfine pieces of composite or porcelain shells that cover the front surface of teeth to improve the overall appearance of a smile. If you have a gray or discolored tooth due to previous damage or injury, dental veneers can also help fix it. For as long as you have your temporary veneers (which is usually 2 to 3 weeks), you will be able to review and “live with your new teeth” for a while, allowing you to give feedback and make any changes before the veneers are cemented to your teeth at the third appointment.
Getting dental veneers can be a great option if you have slightly crooked teeth but don't want to endure the pain of braces, not to mention the visual aspects of having braces as an adult. After all, if you put veneers on your teeth, you'll see the work of the dentist who created and applied them for about a decade every time you look in the mirror, so you need to make sure you see someone who is not only skilled, but can help you get the look you hope to achieve. If you decide to remove veneers later, the underlying teeth should still be healthy and functional afterwards, as long as there are no complications with the veneers while they were in place in the mouth. Veneers will be temporarily placed on your teeth and then polished and shaped until a perfect fit is achieved.
Before the veneers are glued in place, your dentist will place them on your teeth and make the final touches or adjustments to the shape, fit, and even color (which can be adjusted through the tone of the dental cement used to adhere them). In addition, dental veneers can also help improve the look and shape of your smile by altering the appearance and position of your teeth, which makes smaller teeth appear larger, close in any space, fix any unusually pointed teeth, and make your entire smile more even. Many people choose to cover only their front teeth (upper or lower or both), since they are the most visible. You'll have temporary veneers made of liquid compound to use for several days or longer to get used to the new look, and you'll be able to give your dentist his or her opinion before your permanent ones are placed.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored covers or covers made of porcelain or various types of composite materials that are placed over visible parts of teeth.