The Dental Veneers Process
Getting a smile makeover? Dental veneers are one of the best cosmetic dentistry treatments in Somerville. With veneers you can dramatically transform everything about the appearance of your smile. And when you feel great about the way your teeth look, you’ll be more apt to want to show it off!
If dental veneers are right for you, here’s what you can expect from the overall treatment process:
- The Consultation and Exam
Your smile plan will give you an opportunity to dictate how you want your new smile to look. We’ll evaluate each tooth and determine which ones need veneers, then give you a written treatment plan to review.
- (Optional) Wax Up
Some smile makeovers are so extensive that we need to fabricate a temporary mock-up of what your proposed veneers will look like. You can even try it on.
- Prep Appointment
Your teeth are prepared for veneers to fit over them. They’ll be gently anesthetized and have a thin layer of enamel reduced from the outer surface (so that the veneer being added onto them won’t make your tooth look bulky.) We’ll send impressions of your teeth to the dental lab, with directions on the shape and colour of how to make the restorations.
About two weeks later, your permanent veneers will be ready to try in and bond in place. Once everything is permanently cemented, you’ll go home with a brand-new smile!
Be sure to wear a nightguard while you sleep to avoid any unwanted chipping. Schedule a checkup every six months to make sure your veneers stay intact.
Did you know that social experiments have shown people who smile more are often seen as friendlier and happier? If you’re self-conscious about the way your teeth look, it might be time to talk to our Somerville dentists about cosmetic veneers. Call Somersmiles Dental today to request a consultation!