If you want veneers, how your appointment or appointments for that matter will go will depend mostly on the type of veneers you would want.
The first step in getting dental veneers is to speak with your dentist to figure out which type would be best for you and if you are good candidate for them.
A few reasons you may not be a candidate include rotting teeth, gum disease, broken or chipped teeth that have to be repaired before a veneer is placed, or orthodontics. If the latter is needed, you may not need veneers, tooth whitening might be all that is necessary.
The 3 Step Veneers Procedure
The procedure for porcelain veneers is a 3 step process.
1. The first step is to speak with your dentist about the type of veneers and how you would like your teeth to look with them.
2. The second step involves some tooth preparation where your dentist may shave away part of your tooth enamel, then take a wax mold of your tooth, or teeth so that the veneers can be fabricated.
3. The third step in the process is having the veneers applied to your teeth.
Your dentist may shave away more of your tooth (teeth) to get a better fit for the veneers, and then they will be applied one by one with a strong bonding agent.
Porcelain Veneers (Lumineers) 2 Step Procedure
Lumineers, which are also porcelain veneers, require only 2 steps.
1. Talking to your dentist and taking a wax mold of your teeth so the veneers can be fabricated.
2. The second step is to prepare your teeth and apply the veneers one by one using a strong bonding agent.
Composite & Feldspathic Options
Composite resin and feldspathic veneers are the easiest veneers to apply as they only require one to two trips to your dentist office and have minimal tooth preparation.
If you talk to your dentist and he is available you might be able to have your composite resin or feldspathic veneers applied that day.
They are both stacked onto your existing teeth by a skilled technician or your dentist. Very minimal if any tooth preparation is needed which means you do not have to completely ruin your existing teeth.
What are E. Max Veneers?
E.Max veneers take 2 to 3 trips to your dentist office, depending on your dentist and their lab.
You will first have a consult with your dentist, and possibly have a wax mold taken of your teeth.
Once your veneers come back you may have 2 appointments, one for tooth preparation and one to apply the veneers; or your dentist might do both at the same time.