It can take years of consuming staining and acidic food and drink, along with irregular dental care, to tarnish a bright white smile. However, it can take just two appointments to get a smile makeover. It’s what has made porcelain veneers one of the most popular services in cosmetic dentistry.
Find out how an experienced cosmetic dentist can makeover your smile with porcelain veneers, in just two appointments.
The First Appointment
During the first appointment, you’ll consult with your dentist to determine which teeth you’d like to add veneers to, what you’re hoping to accomplish with the veneers and what shade you’d like them to be. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums for signs of anything that might prompt a delay in your veneer placement.
But you’ll do more than just talk about your wishes during your first appointment. Your dentist will apply temporary veneers to your teeth so you can get an idea of how you look with them and you already get started getting used to the way they feel.
You’ll wear the temporary veneers until your second appointment, a week or two later.
The Second Appointment
While you’re wearing your temporary veneers, your permanent restoration is being fabricated. Once they’re ready, you’ll have to get them at your second appointment.
During your second appointment, your dentist will remove your temporary veneers and will bond your permanent veneers onto your teeth. With proper and regular care, your permanent veneers will last you years and years without chipping, cracking and needing to be replaced.
Porcelain veneers are versatile in their potential applications. But for each of their potential uses, there are alternative cosmetic dental solutions you may want to consider:
- Chipped or broken teeth – dental crown may provide more appropriate coverage, especially for moderately chipped or broken teeth
- Crooked teeth – Invisalign® invisible aligner trays can straighten teeth discreetly
- Discolored teeth – teeth whitening solutions off brighten your smile in just a few applications, though the effects are only temporary.