Big Smile Dental has a multi-step approach that guarantees your veneers will fit properly, function effectively, and give you a smile you’ve always wanted.
The initial stage is a cosmetic consultation with our dentist, who will inspect your teeth to see if veneers are appropriate for you. This requires creating bite impressions and X-rays to evaluate how the teeth are aligned. You will also have a comprehensive dental checkup to ensure no tooth decay or gum disease.
The veneers will be tailored to your facial structure, tooth color, style, and personality. While you wear temporary veneers, a skilled ceramist in our lab will create the veneers from high-quality dental porcelain using the design (mold).
Upon completion of the porcelain veneers, we will prepare your teeth for cosmetic bonding, and certain tooth surfaces may need to be modified to accommodate the veneer. We will remove about half a millimeter of tooth enamel from your front tooth surface to make room for the veneers. As soon as the preparation is complete, we will bind the veneers securely into place using a special cement and restore your beautiful smile.
We may require that you return in two weeks for a follow-up visit to inspect your gums and veneer placement. There is typically minimal to no tooth movement after veneer placement. If you clench or grind your teeth at night, you may need to wear a sleep guard to protect your veneers.