What Happens During the Veneers Procedure?

Veneers Procedure Cosmetic Dentists Grandville MI

The veneers procedure is a great option for anyone looking to improve the appearance of their smile. Whether you have chipped or stained teeth, our cosmetic dentists in Grandville, MI, will be able to create a custom treatment plan to match your needs.

In general, it takes two appointments to get porcelain veneers. However, don’t let this deter you from being able to achieve the smile of your dreams.

Here’s what you can expect during the veneers procedure.

Consultation with a Cosmetic Dentist

Our cosmetic dentists would be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your treatment options. They’ll examine your teeth, gums, and any recent X-rays to determine how to best restore the full function and appearance of your smile.

Our dentists may recommend veneers or cosmetic bonding for front teeth with small chips. For surface-level stains, they may recommend Zoom teeth whitening. For large chips and cracks that threaten the structural integrity of the tooth, our dentists may recommend a crown.

The only way to know for sure if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers is to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists. Our team will be able to determine the best course of action from there.

Preparing Your Teeth for the Veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that we bond to the fronts of your teeth. To create space for the dental veneers, we’ll need to remove a thin layer of enamel. We’ll then take dental impressions to send to the lab responsible for making your veneers.

Our dentists will use a shade guide to ensure your new porcelain veneers blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. While you wait for your veneers to be made, we’ll place temporary veneers over your teeth to keep them protected.

Bonding the Porcelain Veneers in Place

When you return for your second appointment, your permanent dental veneers will be ready. To prepare your teeth, our dentists will remove the temporary veneers. Next, they’ll clean, polish, and etch the surface of your receiving teeth. This creates the perfect environment for the veneers to make a strong connection with your enamel.

Our dentists will then cement the veneers in place and check your bite to ensure everything looks and feels natural.

Caring for Your New Veneers

Veneers can last several years with proper care. In general, porcelain veneers tend to last longer when you have a healthy smile. For this reason, we recommend that you continue to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing twice a day for at least two minutes at a time and flossing once daily. You may also use a fluoride mouth rinse to help strengthen your enamel and prevent cavities.

Schedule a Consultation for Veneers

Our cosmetic dentists in Grandville, MI, are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for the veneers procedure, please call 44 West Dental Professionals at (616) 530-2200. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.