What are Dental Veneers? 

April 11, 2022 - Digital Resource Blogger

Dental veneers in Santa Clara are a fast approach to a gorgeous smile. They are ideal for people who have gapped, chipped, or stained teeth. However, veneers are a long-term solution, and having them fitted is a big decision. It’s essential to have the proper knowledge about veneers, their cost, and how to prolong their existence. 

concept of dental veneers in Santa Clara

Dental Veneers and the Procedure

What Are They?

They are custom-made, wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored materials that cover the front surface of teeth to enhance appearance while providing resilience and strength similar to natural tooth enamel. During in-office operations, they are fitted to the contour of your teeth and bonded. Additionally, resin composite and porcelain materials can be used to make dental veneers.  

Process Involved in Dental Veneers Treatment

A dental veneer normally takes one to three visits to the dentist: one for a consultation and up to two for the preparation and application of the veneers. The treatment can be performed on a single tooth or a set of teeth simultaneously.   

  • Consultation


This is the initial phase in which you must enthusiastically participate. Describe the result you want to accomplish. Throughout this session, your dentist will inspect your teeth to determine whether dental veneers are right for you. They will also describe the procedure and its limits. Further, there are times when they also take X-rays before making impressions of your teeth and mouth. 

  • Preparation 

Your dentist will scrape off half a millimeter of enamel from your tooth surface to prepare it for the veneer. It’ll be about equal to the thickness of the veneer. You and your dentist will discuss the need for a local anesthetic to numb the affected site before scraping off the enamel.  

After that, your dentist will create a model of your tooth, often known as an impression. This model is then transported to a dental laboratory, where technicians will make your veneer.  

Several dental appointments are only done for porcelain veneers. As for composite veneers, they can be completed in a single appointment.    

  • Bonding


Your dentist will momentarily install the dental veneer on your tooth to check the fit and color before permanently cementing it. They will clean and trim the veneer as needed to obtain the right fit. Additionally, the veneer’s color can be altered based on the cement shade utilized.  

To prepare your tooth for the veneer, it will be cleaned, polished, and etched, which roughens the surface of your tooth. This process allows for a robust bonding process.  

After applying dental cement to the veneer, it is placed on your tooth. Once the veneer is in place, your dentist will use a light beam to activate chemicals in the cement, causing it to set very quickly. The final steps are to remove any excess cement, evaluate your bite, and make any necessary modifications. 

Your dentist may ask you to revisit in a few weeks for a follow-up checkup to see how your mouth reacts to the veneer and to re-examine its placement.
dentist checking the correct shade for dental veneers in Santa Clara

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Dental veneers are a quick, permanent approach to an attractive smile. Let us know if you have any queries. We’ll be glad to answer them. Come in for a consultation!