As with any procedure, knowing what to anticipate throughout your treatment can help alleviate fears of the unknown. Receiving same-day dental veneers is a straightforward process which consists of:
- Preparation: The first step is preparing the teeth. To do this, Dr. Stanton will carefully remove minimal amounts of enamel from the front surfaces of the teeth. In most cases, approximately .5 to .7 millimeters of enamel is eliminated. This will roughen the surfaces of the teeth and prepare them for bonding later.
- Digital impressions: Once the teeth are prepared, Dr. Stanton will take impressions using the CEREC handheld wand. This is typically a quick and comfortable process which can be performed in less than 15 minutes.
- Designing the veneers: Using the digital images captured from the impressions, Dr. Stanton will fine-tune your restorations, paying close attention to your unique esthetics. This will create a personalized result that is not only dramatic, but natural-looking as well.
- Fabrication: Once the restorations have been virtually designed, the image files will be uploaded to our milling machine. Your dental veneers will each be individually rafted from high-quality ceramic porcelain. This material closely resembles natural tooth enamel, and reflects light in a similar fashion, delivering an incredibly lifelike outcome. Learn more about porcelains and how the Stanton Method provides near-perfect color matches.
- Placement: Once your veneers are fabricated, Dr. Stanton will place them. To do so, he will apply dental etch to the teeth. To further roughen the surfaces in preparation for a long-term fit. Once the teeth are rinsed, a bonding agent is also applied to maximize the surface areas of the teeth. Finally, Dr. Stanton bonds your new veneers into place with a high-quality dental cement and hardens the material with a specialized curing light. He will then make any necessary last-minute adjustments.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The length of your appointment will depend on a few factors. Most specifically, it will be determined by the number of veneers being placed. This answer is not easy to establish without a consultation, as every patient is unique. Some individuals will need as few as four veneers, a process that only takes about two and a half hours. Others may need up to ten veneers per arch. This type of treatment can take approximately four and a half hours to complete. After your initial consultation, we can give you an approximate idea of how long your appointment will take.
Learn More About Same-Day Dental Veneers
If you would like more information about same-day dental veneers, schedule a consultation at our Fort Lauderdale practice.