As someone interested in porcelain veneers, you may be wondering what is involved in the process. You may be happy to find out that the process is really quite simple. Just a few appointments and your new smile will be completed.
Depending on your current dental health status, including whether any dental problems requiring treatment are present, the treatment process typically looks like this:
- Consultation. You will meet with our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Preet Sandhu, to discuss your goals and your treatment options. She will examine your teeth and gums to make sure your teeth are ready for veneers. If you are a good candidate, she will explain all aspects of getting veneers so that you can decide if they are right for you.
- Tooth preparation. Your next appointment involves getting your teeth ready for the placement of the veneers. In order for the veneers to adhere securely to the surface of your teeth, the enamel must be slightly roughened. Impressions and scans of the teeth must be made and sent to a lab, where your customized porcelain veneers will be created. You will wear temporary restorations after this appointment, while your permanent veneers are being fabricated.
- Veneer placement. At your last appointment your veneers are placed on your teeth. The great thing about this appointment is that you will leave our office with your beautiful new smile, and the placement itself is fast and painless.
Of course this last appointment isn't the end of your relationship with our dental team. You'll visit us for your follow-up appointments, and we hope for your cleanings and routine care as well. Dr. Sandhu and our team want each of our guests to love their smiles. We provide the comprehensive care to help you achieve and maintain your best smile.
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, please call Crystal Family Dental Care to arrange a consultation, at 815-893-6345. Our office is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and we proudly provide dental care to individuals and families from across the region, including McHenry, Cary and other areas.