A Pretty Smile for a June Wedding with Veneers

All brides and grooms want to look their absolute best on their wedding day. If you feel your smile could be prettier, consider asking your Plano dentist to place porcelain veneers on one or more of your teeth in time for your wedding this summer.

It’s mid-April today; if you were to get your veneers in early or even mid-May, your smile would be gorgeous by June. In fact, you may even be done with the process in as little as two or three weeks.

The process works like this:

Depending on how many of your teeth will get veneers, your dentist may need to see you two or three times. These visits will entail preparing your teeth for the veneers as well as placing them on your teeth, to making sure they have bonded well to your teeth. Each visit should last between one and two hours.

Your first visit probably will be one where your dentist prepares your teetth for the veneers by removing a very thin layer from your teeth’s surface; doing so makes room for the veneer on your teetth. You may need an anesthetic for this procedure.

Your dentist then will make an impression of your teeth. These act like “models” of your teeth so that the veneer manufacturer will create veneers that will match your teeth perfectly.

The impression/model of your teeth is sent to the manufacturer; your Plano cosmetic dentist should get the finished veneers back in his or her office in about a week.

Your second appointment is where your dentist places the veneers on your teeth.

Your dentist also will check for color and fit at this appointment. He or she then cleans your teeth and places a chemical on them that will help the veneers bond to your teeth. The dentist also places a cement substance to bond your teeth and the veneers together. To dry the cement quickly, your dentist will shine a special light on your teeth. Once the cement is dry the dentist will check to make sure the bond is a strong one and will trim the veneer as needed and polish it.

Veneers will make crooked and/or chipped teeth straight and full. Dull or colored teeth will be whiter and brighter. Porcelain veneers reflect light in a way that gives them the same luster as natural teeth, so no one will be the wiser as you beam that big smile on your wedding day.

If you’re getting married this summer and want to know about porcelain veneers, contact My Dentist in Plano by phone or send us an e-mail us at [email protected].

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