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What to Expect During a Dental Veneer Fitting Procedure

We all have a few imperfections to our smiles. Some of us need more help than others in hiding those imperfections.

There are many ways to make your smile look better, and one that you might not have heard of is dental veneers. If you’re considering improving your smile, you should know what to expect during a dental veneer fitting procedure.

This article will go over everything involved so that you can decide whether or not this is the right treatment option for you.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that can be placed over the front of teeth to improve the appearance of a smile.

A dental veneer is made from porcelain and can fix cosmetic issues, like chips, cracks, stains, or gaps between teeth. The procedure is quick and simple, but knowing what to expect before you go in for your first appointment is important.

What is the Dental Veneer Fitting Process?

The dental veneer fitting process involves several steps over one or two visits to your dentist’s office. Here is a breakdown of the process:

  • Consultation: During the consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. They will also review your dental records and X-rays to ensure that veneers are the right option.
  • Tooth Preparation: To prepare your teeth for the veneers, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth. This is necessary to make room for the veneers and ensure they fit properly. The amount of enamel that is removed is typically less than a millimeter.
  • Impressions: After your teeth have been prepared, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. This involves using a putty-like material to imprint your teeth, which is then used to create a wax model of your mouth. This will ensure that the veneers are the right size, shape, and color to match your teeth.
  • Temporary Veneers: Sometimes, your dentist may place temporary veneers on your teeth until the permanent veneers are ready. These temporary veneers are made from a composite resin material designed to protect your teeth while the permanent veneers are being created.
  • Permanent Veneers: Once ready, your dentist will put them on your teeth using dental cement and a special light to bond them in place. They will then make any necessary adjustments to ensure the veneers fit properly and feel.
  • Final Adjustments: Your dentist will adjust the veneers, such as shaping or polishing that they look and feel natural.
  • Post-procedure care: After placing the veneers, your dentist will provide instructions on how to care for them. This may include avoiding certain foods and drinks, brushing and flossing properly, and scheduling regular dental checkups.

The process typically takes a few hours, depending on how many veneers are placed. Follow-up appointments are recommended to make any necessary adjustments before finalizing the treatment plan completion.


If you want to improve your smile, a dental veneer fitting is an excellent way to do it. This procedure can help you get the smile that you’ve always wanted. It’s important to note that many different types of dental veneers are available, so talk with your dentist before deciding on one.

Are you looking for a veneer dentist? Weston Dental Specialists Group offers various dental services, including dental veneers. If you’d like to learn more about our practice and how we can help your smile, please contact us today!

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