The process of placing Porcelain Veneers involves several steps, including:
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: The dentist first examines the patient’s teeth and gums to assess the need for veneers. They may also take X-rays, impressions, or photographs of the teeth to help with diagnosis and treatment planning.
Tooth Preparation: To prepare the teeth for veneers, the dentist may use local anesthesia to numb the area and remove a small amount of tooth structure. This helps create space for the veneers and ensures a proper fit.
Impression Taking: Once the tooth preparation is complete, the dentist takes an impression of the teeth using dental putty or a digital scanner. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers are custom-made to fit the patient’s teeth.
Bonding: Once the permanent veneers are ready, the dentist cleans and etches the teeth to create a rough surface for the veneers to bond to. They then apply a dental adhesive to the back of the veneers and place them onto the teeth, using a curing light to harden the adhesive.
Final Adjustments: After the veneers are in place, the dentist may make final adjustments to ensure they fit properly and look natural. This may involve shaping or polishing the veneers, or adjusting the patient’s bite.
Follow-Up: The dentist schedules a follow-up appointment to check the patient’s bite and ensure the veneers are properly bonded to the teeth. They may also provide instructions on how to care for the veneers and maintain good oral hygiene.
Overall, the process of placing veneers involves careful diagnosis, tooth preparation, impression taking, bonding, and final adjustments. The result is a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for improving the appearance of the teeth.