If you have been looking into veneers for your front teeth, we can give you more insight into how they are applied. The process usually involves two appointments, but the wait can produce natural-looking results.
The first step is for the dentist to shave off some of the enamel on the frontmost part on your front teeth. This creates space for the veneers to fit on. Anesthesia should not be necessary. However, if your teeth are extremely sensitive, the dentist can provide the anesthesia to help you. Your dentist then takes an impression of your teeth, similar to making a handprint in clay. This is will help you get the right fit.
When the veneers are ready, the dentist will apply an adhesive and a cement on them and put them on your teeth. The dentist will take some time to ensure the veneers fit. If not, he will make any corrections. Once everything checks out, the dentist will shine a special light on the veneers for about a minute. This is called light curing. This should ensure that the adhesive and cement will activate.
The dentist will then wipe off any of the adhesive or cement that might have oozed out. After that, he will polish the veneer. You will then have your new, white veneers, which should look as natural as your real teeth. If this sounds good to you, come visit Dr. Robert Berkowitz at Trinity Dental Center. We are based in Anderson, South Carolina. You can call us at 864-642-4630 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you in any way.