Understanding the Porcelain Veneers Process
The porcelain veneers process starts with a consultation. Boston cosmetic dentist Dr. Clancy will first listen to your cosmetic goals. Then he will evaluate your teeth to make sure that they’re healthy enough to support veneers and to decide if veneers are the best choice for your smile makeover.
If veneers are right for you, Dr. Clancy will prepare your teeth for veneers at your second appointment. He will remove a small amount of material from each tooth you want to veneer. This makes room so the veneers fit smoothly on your teeth without making them look too bulky or creating a shelf where plaque can accumulate. This is the big difference between traditional veneers and Lumineers.
Once he has prepared your teeth, Dr. Clancy will take impressions of them. You and he will work together to specifically design your new teeth. You’ll get temporary veneers in the same shape as your veneers.
Meanwhile, Dr. Clancy will send your impressions and the design information to the dental lab. Talented and experienced lab technicians will make your beautiful and durable veneers. When your veneers are ready, Dr. Clancy will invite you back for a fitting.
Using temporary adhesive, Dr. Clancy will put your veneers on for a trial. If necessary, Dr. Clancy can make small adjustments to ensure your veneers are perfect for you.
When we’re happy with your veneers, we will bond them “permanently” to your teeth.
Are you wondering what your smile might look like before we start? It’s only natural to want to understand the outcome of your smile makeover. We use PreVu, a dental simulation technology, to show you exactly what your new smile will look like before we start.
Smile Makeover in One Day
In some instances, your smile makeover with porcelain veneers will only take one day. Depending on the health of your teeth and gums, we can use our “teeth-in-a-day” CEREC milling machine to create your permanent porcelain veneers right in our office. This outstanding dental technology, combined with Dr. Clancy’s skill and experience, allows us to create your permanent brand-new smile in just one appointment. We’ll prep your teeth, take impressions, and then Dr. Clancy will create your veneers and bond them to your teeth.