Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns that may affect
the teeth at the front of the mouth, including cracks or chips, mild misalignments,
and discoloration. The process of receiving porcelain veneers is typically
performed during two separate visits, and may be part of a complete smile
makeover or aim to correct just one or a few teeth in your mouth. If you’re
interested in receiving veneers, your dentist will explain the procedure
in more detail to ensure you have a clear picture of what to expect.
Once you have determined the teeth that you want to
correct with veneers, your dentist will remove a small amount of natural enamel from the surface
of each tooth to be treated. This allows the veneer to fit snugly over
the tooth, as veneers will add some small amount of volume to each tooth.
After tooth preparation, your dentist will take several dental impressions
so he can design porcelain veneers that will fit perfectly. This process
may involve the use of digital photography, physical dental impressions,
or both to give your dentist the most accurate model of your mouth.
Your dental impressions will be sent to a lab for fabrication, and you
will receive your final porcelain veneers during a second visit to the
dentist’s office. Before you complete your first appointment, your
dentist will affix temporary veneers to your teeth to protect them and
maintain their look.
Once your final veneers are ready, you’ll return to the dental office
and your dentist will remove the temporary veneers. He will then fit and
affix your final veneers to the teeth with a permanent cement product
to complete your treatment.
Dr. Michael J. Wei is a cosmetic dentist specializing in a variety of cosmetic
our dentist office in Manhattan, we’ll help you explore your veneer options, including traditional
porcelain veneers and Lumineers. If you’d like to find out more
about veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options to enhance your smile,
please visit us online or call (212) 982-4080.