The process involves more than one sitting, but it is often worth the time investment after seeing the results. Your dentist will need to numb your mouth while removing a small layer of enamel and then make a mold of the tooth, or teeth, to be sent to a laboratory where the veneer can be carefully crafted. You will need to return after one or two weeks for the placement.
After returning, the veneer must be trimmed to the exact measure your tooth requires and a specific cement selected to ensure the correct final color. The tooth is then ready to be polished up for bonding. Once the veneer is in place, your dentist will use an ultraviolet laser to harden the cement so that it remains permanently in place. With a few final touch-ups, you will be ready to show off your newly corrected tooth or teeth.
If you have front teeth that are chipped, crooked, stained or decayed, veneers may be a good choice for you. You can get veneers on any of your front adult teeth. If you need to have braces to correct your bite, the dentist will usually wait until the braces are removed before applying them. A dental veneer is a cost-effective and permanent way to correct cosmetic problems.