The Process Of Getting Porcelain Dental Veneers: What To Expect During Your Consultation And Procedure

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If you're like many people who have begun to seek ways to improve your smile, you may be considering porcelain dental veneers. Porcelain dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option that can improve the appearance of your teeth and help you achieve the smile you've always wanted. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, covering imperfections such as chips, cracks, stains, or gaps. 

If you're considering porcelain dental veneers, here's what you need to know.


The first step in the process is a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. During this consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for your smile. They will also explain the veneer procedure and answer any questions you may have.

Treatment Plan

If you decide to proceed with porcelain dental veneers, your dentist will create a treatment plan. This plan will include details on the number of veneers needed, the color of the veneers, and the shape and size of the veneers.


To prepare for porcelain dental veneers, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth. This is necessary to create space for the veneers and ensure a proper fit. Once the enamel is removed, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory where your veneers will be custom-made.

Temporary Veneers

While you wait for your permanent veneers to be made, your dentist may place temporary veneers on your teeth. These temporary veneers will protect your teeth and give you an idea of what your new smile will look like.


Once your permanent veneers are ready, your dentist will check the fit and color of the veneers to ensure they match your natural teeth. If any adjustments are needed, your dentist will make them before permanently bonding the veneers to your teeth.

Final Check

After the veneers are bonded to your teeth, your dentist will do a final check to ensure they fit properly and look natural. You may be asked to come back for a follow-up appointment to ensure the veneers are functioning as they should. Let your dentist know right away if you experience any pain or other unusual side effects after the process has been completed. 

Be sure to ask your dentist for a thorough explanation of anything that you don't understand about the process of getting porcelain dental veneers. 

Contact a local dental office, such as McMillin & Christian Family Dentistry, to learn more. 


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