Your first step is a consultation appointment where we will discuss your desired changes in your smile and what kind of results you’re hoping to achieve. Feel free to bring in pictures of other smiles you admire! We will do an exam of your teeth and smile to ensure you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. This may include X-rays, and we may make impressions of your mouth.
Preparing Your Tooth
Your next appointment will begin the physical process of preparing your tooth for a veneer. We will slightly reshape the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel from all sides of the tooth to make room for the veneer. Your tooth structure will not be compromised. This process is minimally invasive, and we provide a pain-free experience.
We will then select the color and shade of your porcelain veneers and its translucency level to best match your surrounding teeth and give you a bright and natural smile.
Next, we make a mold impression of your teeth. This dental impression, along with the color and translucency level, is then sent to a top Miami dental laboratory, which will custom create your beautiful personal veneers. The laboratory process can take one to four weeks to complete. We may decide to provide temporary veneers to wear until your permanent porcelain veneers are ready.
Check the Fit
Your veneers are here! You are moments away from your new, more confident smile. We will first check the fit and comfort of your veneers and make any necessary adjustments.
Time for bonding! First, we polish the original tooth and the surface of the veneer. Next, an etching gel is applied to the original tooth to prepare the tooth surface for bonding. After the gel has done its job, it is wiped off and we will apply a bonding cement to the veneer and place it on your tooth in the proper position. A special blue light is used to activate the bonding chemicals and cause it to harden quickly.
After a thorough cleaning of your teeth and a good flossing, you’re ready to show the world your new smile!
There is little to no recovery time. Mild sensitivity can occur for up to a week after the procedure. In two weeks, at the follow-up appointment, we make sure your gums are healthy and the placement of the veneers is still accurate and precise.