What is the Veneers Process?

Dentist Serving Calgary, Cochrane, Airdrie and Nearby Areas of Alberta

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Porcelain veneers are a relatively easy way to correct stained, crooked, and chipped teeth. Generally, three visits will accomplish the veneer placement process: diagnosis and planning, preparing the teeth, and bonding.

One visit number one, Dr. Gordon Chee works closely with his patients to understand exactly the kind of smile they desire. Dr. Chee and his team will explain the veneer process thoroughly, so you understand each of the steps involved.

On visit number two, Dr. Chee will get your teeth ready for the veneers by gently recontouring and shaping them. A half a millimeter of the tooth surface is shaved away; you may require a local anesthetic to keep you more comfortable. Dr. Chee will make a mold of your teeth and send it to a laboratory; the mold will be used to create your permanent veneers.

Your final appointment with Dr. Chee will take 1-2 hours. The veneers’ fit and color will be examined by placing them on your teeth; the color can be changed at this point prior to actually cementing them, but not after. Once you approve everything, the teeth are cleaned carefully so a strong dental bond can be achieved. Dental cement is used to form the bond, and light beam acts as a catalyst to harden the cement.

If you would like to experience the difference that porcelain veneers can make in your life, please call 403-543-4600 to contact the office of Dr. Gordon Chee at Aesthetic Dental Studio and schedule an appointment today.