How do veneers work for a smile makeover?
Porcelain veneers are one of the easiest ways to enhance the appearance of your smile, but there are multiple steps behind the process.
First, if you're interested in porcelain veneers in Herndon, VA, one of our doctors will carefully devise a treatment plan. We will use x-rays and photographs to create a detailed study and will then discuss with you to understand exactly what you are looking to achieve. We will then determine how many veneers will be placed and other aspects such as their color and shape.
It usually takes two appointments to complete the process of getting veneers. When the planning process is done, you will get your teeth prepared. A doctor will scrape off a thin layer of enamel on your natural teeth to allow space for the porcelain veneer. You will get temporary restorations so your teeth look good while you wait for the permanent veneers.
On the second appointment, the doctor will try on the veneers and evaluate how they look and feel. When you're happy with how the new smile looks, the doctor will permanently bond the veneers to the teeth' outer surface and make any small adjustments as necessary.