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The Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers: A Step-by-Step Guide

Want a smile that sparkles? Maybe teeth veneers are for you !

A popular cosmetic dental treatment, porcelain veneers are used as a viable option for rejuvenating your smile. If you’re wondering what goes into the process of the treatment, Dentists of Ivanhoe have got you covered. We’ll guide you through it – step by step. 

The process of porcelain veneers treatment

Step 1: Consultation

The consultation is an essential part of the porcelain veneers process, as it allows you and our dentists at the clinic to discuss your goals, concerns and expectations for the treatment. During the consultation, one of our dentists will evaluate your oral health, take X-rays and impressions of your teeth and discuss the veneer options that are available to you. They will also examine your teeth and gums to make sure that you’re a good candidate for veneers. If you have any oral health issues, such as cavities or gum disease, these will need to be treated before proceeding with veneers. 

Additionally, one of our dentists will discuss the details of the veneers process, including the number of appointments required, the cost of treatment and any potential risks or complications. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and share your concerns, so you can feel confident and informed about your decision to get porcelain veneers!

Step 2: Preparation

The preparation part of getting porcelain veneers is crucial for ensuring that the veneers fit properly and look natural. During this stage, our dentist will take several steps to prepare your teeth for the veneers. First, our dentists will remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth, in order to make room for your veneers, preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. Next, our dentists will take impressions of your teeth for reference and send them off to a dental lab to create your custom-made porcelain veneers. 

While you wait for your veneers to be constructed, our dentists may place temporary veneers on your teeth to protect them and maintain your appearance while you wait for the permanent veneers to be made. 

Step 3: Fitting

When your porcelain veneers are ready, you’ll have to return to the clinic  for a fitting. Our dentist will place the veneers on your teeth to ensure that it’s a proper fit and the colour of your veneers blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. Once our dentists have made any necessary adjustments and you are also satisfied with the fit, the veneers will be permanently bonded to your teeth.

Step 4: Aftercare

After your porcelain veneers are placed, you will need to take proper care of them to ensure their longevity. This includes brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding hard or sticky foods that could damage the veneers. You should also schedule regular dental checkups to ensure the health of your teeth and gums.

Porcelain Veneers Cost

The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on several factors, including the number of veneers that you may need and the complexity of your procedure. If you have any inquiries about our porcelain veneer treatments, the costs or prices, book a consultation with us down at the clinic today. We are currently offering free veneer consultations ! 

Porcelain Veneers vs Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are an alternative to porcelain veneers that are made from a resin material. While composite veneers are typically less expensive than porcelain veneers, they are also less durable and may require more frequent replacement. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are more stain-resistant and can last up to fifteen years or more with proper care.

So, if you’ve ever wished for a perfect Hollywood smile but struggled with chipped, discoloured or misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers may be exactly what you’ve been seeking. 
We hope we have cleared up any worries you may have had regarding  the treatment process. If you find that veneers have piqued your interest, contact us today to book an appointment with us to start your journey to a brighter smile! Our service and care at our clinic is unmatched. Book an appointment with us, contact us or pop into our clinic in Ivanhoe today.