How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied? Understanding the Procedure at Marketplace Dentistry

Porcelain veneers have become a popular solution in cosmetic dentistry for enhancing smiles. Porcelain veneers provide a transformative solution for correcting dental imperfections such as discoloration, chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, or misalignment.

The application process for porcelain veneers is pretty straightforward. It begins with an initial consultation where you share your goals with the dentist. The teeth preparation comes next, with impression and customization following. The porcelain veneer procedure doesn’t have downtime and boosts confidence.

At Marketplace Dentistry, our expertly applied porcelain veneers ensure you enjoy an easy and pleasant experience during application. This comprehensive guide explores how porcelain veneers are applied and what to expect during this procedure.

How to Install Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells custom-made to fit over the front surface of teeth. They are crafted from high-quality porcelain, ensuring durability and a natural look that mimics the translucency of natural teeth.

Veneers are a minimally invasive solution designed to enhance your smile’s aesthetic appeal while preserving most of your natural tooth structure. Here’s how to apply for porcelain veneers.

Initial Consultation and Planning

The journey to getting porcelain veneers begins with a consultation at Marketplace Dentistry. Our dental professionals will evaluate your oral health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine if veneers are the right choice. This stage may involve taking X-rays or making impressions of your teeth to assess their structure and plan the treatment effectively.

Preparing the Teeth

Preparation is a crucial step in the veneer application process. It involves the dentist removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface of the teeth to make room for the veneers.

This amount is typically equal to the veneer’s thickness and is necessary to ensure the shells fit seamlessly and look natural. We may administer local anesthesia during this process to ensure patient comfort.

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Impression and Customization

Once we prepare the teeth, our dentist will take an impression of the modified teeth. We’ll then send this impression to a dental laboratory where we craft the custom veneers.

At Marketplace Dentistry, Vaughan, we ensure that the lab we partner with uses the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. We create veneers that perfectly match your natural teeth in colour, shape, and size.

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Temporary Veneers

While waiting for the permanent veneers, we may place temporary veneers on your teeth. These serve as a protective cover and provide an aesthetic preview of the final result. Temporary veneers also allow you to adapt to the feel of having veneers on your teeth.

Fitting the Permanent Porcelain Veneers

Once your custom porcelain veneers are ready, you’ll return to Marketplace Dentistry for the fitting. First, the dentist will temporarily place the veneers on your teeth to check the fit and colour and make necessary adjustments.

Once you and the dentist are satisfied with how they look and fit, we’ll clean the teeth, polish them, and etch them to ensure a strong bonding process.

Bonding and Final Adjustments

We apply a special adhesive to the veneers and carefully place them onto your teeth. Once positioned correctly, a special light beam activates chemicals in the adhesive, causing it to harden quickly.

The final steps involve removing any excess bonding material, making final adjustments, and checking your bite to ensure comfort and functionality.

Follow-Up and Aftercare

After the procedure, you may need to return for a follow-up visit to check on the placement of the veneers and evaluate your oral response to the treatment. Proper care of your veneers involves regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups.

While veneers are stain-resistant, avoiding excessively consuming stain-causing foods and beverages is advisable.

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Get Porcelain Veneers in Vaughan at Marketplace Dentistry

The process of getting porcelain veneers is a carefully orchestrated process that can transform smiles. Porcelain veneers add an aesthetic boost to your smile and are a long-term solution for various dental concerns.

At Marketplace Dentistry, we take great pride in our patient-centric approach. We handle each step with care and professionalism, from consultation to follow-up.

If you’re considering porcelain veneers, we invite you to contact us at 647-846-7316. Our dedicated team is ready to guide you through the process and help you achieve the beautiful, confident smile you deserve.

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