Veneers are customized and created on an individual basis using impressions of your teeth. During your preparation appointment, the teeth are shaped or prepared for the veneers. Since veneers are very thin, only a tiny amount of the enamel must be prepped. Impressions can then be taken. Your teeth are also color matched to find the best shade for your veneers. Your dentist sends the impressions and notes regarding the color, size, and shape of the teeth to the laboratory for fabrication. The goal is for the veneers to look natural and to blend with your natural teeth.
When the veneers are ready, you will return to the office to have them bonded to your teeth. You and your dentist will check and approve the final shade and shape of the veneers to make sure they are correct. Once approved, your teeth are cleaned before an etching gel is applied. Then, the veneers are cemented to your teeth. Before you leave, your dentist checks your bite and removes any residual cement. You can then leave the office with a beautiful smile.