How does porcelain veneers process work?
Getting a procelain veneer usually require around 3 appointment visits. During your first consultation visit, your cosmetic dentist assess that you are suited for dental veneers. Your dentist may discuss with you on current dental status and the whole veneers process. Upon confirming your treatment plan for teeth veneers, a wax up or digital smile design simulation may be done. This provides you with a mock up of your expected post veneer treatment results.
Next, after diagnoses and verifying on the look of your smile makeover, your cosmetic dentist performs your acutal teeth transformation. Teeth preparation is done where your cosmetic dentist reshapes your teeth surface in accordance with the needed millimeter layering to the thinness of your veneer. All the measurements, moulding or scan is taken. The teeth impression is sent then out to our on-site dental laboratory for fabrication. Composite resin veneers is temporarily placed over your teeth whilst waiting for your porcelain veneers. This appointment can taken a hour or more. Your top cosmetic dentists normally meticulous in detail and thorough requiring time from you for your smile makeover.
Once your porcelain veneer are ready, your temporary veneer are removed. Your cosmetic dentist places the porcelain veneer over your front teeth with a trial fit. You are able to view the actual total look of your dental makeover smile. During this point in time, please do bring up any small minute detail changes or request on your veneers to your cosmetic dentist for adjustments before permanent bonding. If everything is as expected, it is then cemented in place.
A re-check visit after using your dental veneers for a few days is normally recommended to ensure that everything is well and thorough in fit, bite and design for your porcelain veneer. Please do follow care instructions given by your cosmetic dentist for the long-term use and success of your new smile makeover.
How does composite veneers procedure go?
For composite veneers, treatment planning and consultation with a mock up is done following simliar process to porcelain veneers.
If composite veneers is suitable for you, your dentist may start your actual dental makeover during the same consultation visit. Teeth preparation is done to re-shape teeth surface to receive the composite veneers. The composite veneer with a agreed color shade with you is applied . It is harden using a curing light. Your cosmetic dentist finally polishes, trims and adjusts your composite veneer. Depending on the number of teeth required for composite bonding and case complexity, the veneer installation visit may last for an hour or more.
An adjustment and re-check visit is normally recommend after a few days. You should make bi-annual visit to polish and check on your composite veneers. Special care is required to avoid biting down direct over composite veneers as they may chip. For this reason, porcelain veneers are normally a more popular veneer material if opting for veneers over a full arch or over multiple teeth.