What goes into Prepping Teeth for Veneers
Posted on 9/21/2020 by Brandon Cooley
What goes into Prepping Teeth for VeneersEven before teeth are prepped for veneer placement, the first decision is whether the patient is a good candidate for the procedure. This is determined by a thorough dental exam and evaluation of the patient's medical history. Once it's determined to move forward, a thin layer of enamel is removed to make room for the veneer. Patients tend to get nervous when told about this step but the material removed is less than the width of a fingernail. It is entirely painless. No anesthesia is needed.

Because veneers cover the entire face of the tooth, any damage or decay on the surface of the tooth needs to be taken care of first. This includes having cavities filled or dental implants placed to support bridges or dentures.

Tooth Impressions

In order to ensure a proper fit for veneers, an impression is made of each tooth to be used as a model. Although this is time consuming, it is a vital part of the tooth preparation. Without it, the veneers cannot be made for a proper fit. This model of the teeth is used as the basis for the veneers which are custom designed to fit to the exact specifications of the patient's teeth so they appear as natural as possible.

Veneer Customization

This is the final step when the veneers are trimmed and placed on the patient's teeth. They can be tinted to match the color of the remaining natural teeth and trimmed to fit perfectly, matching the shape and alignment of the patient's teeth.

If you are interested in having veneers placed, or have questions concerning the procedure, please do not hesitate to contact our professional team. We can detail the process and determine if you are a good candidate for veneer placement. If we find that you are not a good candidate, we also have other alternatives to offer.
As a patient, three things stand out to me about Cooley Smiles - the great quality dental work, the cleanliness of the facility and thorough follow up. These are major differentiators that I look for in dental providers and to-date, I've always been satisfied with my experience. Thanks for the great patient care, Cooley Smiles team!

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