Generally you will need to make two to three appointments to get veneers. There are four key steps in the process.
The treatment plan
During your first appointment, Dr. di Bari will examine your teeth and may take X-rays to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. If everything looks good, you’ll make your next appointment to get started.
Since the veneer will be placed on the surface of your tooth, Dr. di Bari shaves off a very thin layer of your tooth’s enamel to make room for the veneer. Some patients may prefer to be given a local anesthetic during this step, but you and Dr. di Bari can decide what’s best for your pain threshold.
Create the veneer
Dr. di Bari makes an impression of your tooth and sends it to a laboratory, which will create your veneer. In some cases, Dr. di Bari places a temporary veneer on your tooth while the permanent one is being made.
Cement and cure
When your new veneer comes back, Dr. di Bari cleans, polishes and etches your tooth to create a strong bonding surface. He then glues the veneer to your tooth’s surface and cures the cement with a special light. Now you’ll be sporting that Hollywood smile you always wanted.
If you’d like to find out if veneers are an answer to your smile makeover goals, contact Dr. di Bari in Sunnyvale, California, to learn more. Book a consultation online or call today.