Porcelain veneers are the treatment of choice for clients looking to change the colour, shape or length of their teeth and transform their smile. If you have teeth that appear too small, uneven, chipped, or have dark stains, porcelain veneers may be a suitable treatment option for you.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain which is placed over the visible surfaces (usually just the front) of a tooth that has been prepared for this treatment. Treatment with porcelain veneers is a targeted, efficient and effective treatment option for patients looking to holistically improve the appearance of their smile.
TYPICAL TREATMENT JOURNEY
Dr Rick and the TT Team will will discuss your smile goals while educating and informing you of the necessary preparations and requirements that different treatments carry.
2. Induction & Clean
The team will take a full set of diagnostic records so you and Dr Rick can get a clear picture of your unique oral environment. By the end of this appointment, Dr Rick will be able to assess your suitability for porcelain veneers and tailor your treatment plan to achieve your smile goals. You will receive a professional clean to start your dental journey with a hygienic and healthy environment. At the end of this appointment your records will be used by Dr Rick to create your smile simulation.
3. Smile Simulation
Dr Rick will have prepared a 3D simulation of your dream smile for you to try. This is an opportunity to try your new smile in your mouth without any irreversible procedures being performed. This is how we ensure that our porcelain veneers are perfectly tailored to your needs. The simulated smile will be removed at the end of the appointment.
4. Preparation Appointment
Teeth are minimally reduced in size to make space for the porcelain veneers. The prepared teeth will then be cleaned and 3D scanned so our ceramist can begin fabrication of the final product. For the two weeks that the veneers are being crafted, you will be provided with temporary veneers.
5. Bonding Appointment
The veneers are tried in and evaluated for fit and aesthetics. Once you and Dr Rick are 100% happy with your beautiful new smile, the veneers are chemically bonded in place. Within two hours, your new smile is complete!
6. Review Appointment
Follow-up. Tissue healing is established and final aesthetics are evaluated. Final photos will be taken.