The Process of Applying Veneers

If you have been living with a smile that you don’t like to show, you may have considered seeking cosmetic dentistry options to improve the look of your smile. If your teeth are badly spaced, stained, or otherwise preventing you from having a Hollywood smile, you might be a good candidate for Fayetteville porcelain veneers.  This procedure does involve some tooth preparation so they are irreversible. But if you want a beautiful, straight, white smile, they might be a good option for you.

Let’s take a look at what is involved in the process of getting this cosmetic dentistry procedure.

The First Step: The Consultation

When you come for a consultation for porcelain veneers, we will evaluate your oral health as well as review any other options that might be available. It is important to remember that the porcelain veneer process is permanent. If it is decided that porcelain veneers are the best option, you will work with your dentist to “design” the finished product of your smile. You will give your preferences for shape, length, width, and color, which will give your dentist the information needed to create the smile of your dreams.

The Second Step: The Procedure

The entire process for porcelain veneers is usually completed in about six weeks, with patients visiting the dentist for two separate appointments.

After you and your dentist decide on the best tooth color as well as the shape and size of your veneers, and you will be able to view before and after pictures of successful treatments that have already been done. After your plan has been designed, treatment will begin, starting with the shaping of your natural tooth. This reshaping is minimal and will prepare your tooth for the veneer placement.

A mold will be made of your mouth, and this impression will be used to fabricate the veneers. When they are ready, they will be placed onto your teeth permanently—usually in a separate appointment.

Post-Procedure Care at our Fayetteville AR Dental Office

Care for your veneers just as you would your natural teeth, with daily flossing and brushing. It is also important to visit your dentist regularly. With proper care, veneers can last up to a decade!

Find out if veneers are right for you! Call about Fayetteville porcelain veneers today.