Before placing the porcelain shells onto the teeth, the existing enamel must first be removed. This requires the use of local anesthesia. Once the enamel has been removed, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and the impression will be sent to our lab. This impression is to ensure that the porcelain veneers will fit perfectly on your teeth. Before leaving the Flash Dental office, we will provide temporary veneers for your teeth. When your veneers are ready, we will schedule your follow-up appointment. During this appointment, the dentist will again apply anesthesia before removing the temporary veneers and placing your permanent set. Before placing them, however, the dentist will check to make sure they are a perfect match, are functional with typical oral function, and are the right shade. Once these steps are taken, you will have a brand new beautiful smile.
As with your original teeth, daily maintenance is necessary. Be sure to continue brushing and flossing daily and coming to Flash Dental for your regular checkups. Your oral care is very important to us and maintaining great oral health will help ensure your veneers last as long as possible. Also, a night guard may be recommended to better protect your veneers, especially if you clench or grind your teeth while sleeping. If you are dissatisfied with your smile, whether because your teeth are discolored, crooked, chipped, or gapped, then call us or fill out our online form and schedule your appointment for dental veneers. We would love the opportunity to provide you the smile you’ve always wanted.