The Process of Getting Dental Veneers

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The process of getting dental veneers is a relatively simple one. It usually takes place over the course of two appointments.

At your first appointment, our expert in dental veneers in Pasadena will prepare your teeth. This process is done by removing a very thin layer of enamel from the surface of your teeth. It is usually around a half a millimeter that gets removed. The amount of enamel removed is approximately the same size as the veneer itself. The dentist will then use their shade guide to match the shade of the veneers to the shade of your natural teeth. Next, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth so that they can be sent to the laboratory where your permanent veneers will be designed. You may or may not receive temporary veneers for the 1-2 weeks it will take them to design your veneers.

On your return visit, your temporary veneers will be removed if you have any. Our expert in dental veneers process in Pasadena will then make sure that the veneers fit on your teeth. The shape and color will also be evaluated. After cleaning your teeth, the dentist will etch the surface of them with an acid etching gel. Next a bonding agent will be applied to your teeth, and the veneers will be cemented into place. A special light will be used to help set the veneers.

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