Veneers can repair years of cosmetic damage to give you nice, white, even teeth in just three visits to your cosmetic dentist..
FIRST TRIP - Consult and Renderings
At your first consultation your dentist will review your needs and goals. Your teeth will be examined and, using state of the art photogaphic imaging software, you'll be able to view a visual rendering of what your new smile could look like in just 90 minutes. Patients can also ellect to view a 3D rendering of their new veneers using a process called preview. In any case, our team of Westchester, NY cosmetic dentists will walk you through the entire veneer selection process so that you fully understand all of your options and appreciate how atruamatic the proess really is.
SECOND TRIP - Tooth prep
The second trip to the dentist is to prepare the teeth for the veneers, and to measure them. It will take anywhere from two to three weeks for the veneers to be completed before you go back to the dentist for application. During this visit, the dentist may need to numb you with a local anesthetic as he removes part of the enamel off the teeth in order to measure a proper fit.
THIRD TRIP - Application
The third and final visit is the actual application of the veneers. The dentist will clean and etch the teeth before applying the veneers so they will stay on firmly for many years. After adjusting the fit and color, a resin is used to seal the veneer to the tooth. A special light is then used to cause a chemical reaction in the cement that will make it bond permanently. A quick cleaning to remove all spare cement and make sure your bite is still good and you are set to go. Your dentist will want to see you in a couple of weeks just to check your gums and make sure everything is as it should be.