Veneers are usually applied over two appointments, both of which usually take no more than a couple of hours. In the first appointment, you’ll discuss the type of veneers you’d like to have applied with your dentist. He or she will look for oral issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, or infections, which could impact whether or not you are a good candidate for veneers.
About half a millimetre of the front of the tooth (teeth) to be covered will be trimmed off. After this, a mold of your teeth will be taken and sent to the lab so your veneers can be custom created.
Once your veneers are ready, your dentist will fit the veneers to make sure they are a perfect match in terms of size, shape, colour, and fit. The front of the teeth are cleaned thoroughly to ensure there is a smooth bonding surface for the veneers without any trapped bacteria or particles. A grinding tool is used to create texture that the dental cement can stick to. Once the dental cement is applied, the veneer is applied on top and a light is used to harden the dement.