Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. First, the teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. Then, a mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
Are veneers right for you?
Please visit Dr. Hamlet Karapetian to determine if porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic dental treatment for you. Our Central Coast dental practice, Friendly Smiles Dental, has offices in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and King City.