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The First Appointment

You will need to schedule an hour or two for your initial appointment, and you may want to take photos or magazine clippings to show Dr. Young the kind of smile you prefer. After a thorough examination to assess your oral health and existing teeth, your dentist will discuss with you the kind of smile you envision. Be prepared to discuss the color and shape of your ideal smile at this appointment.

Dr. Young will take notes on the shade of your teeth, your facial features, and measurements of your face. He’ll consider your skin tone and facial symmetry when designing your veneers. If you have questions about your veneers or the procedure, Dr. Young would be happy to give comprehensive answers. You may want to ask to see his portfolio or inquire about wax ups on models to see what is possible to achieve with your smile makeover.

 
 

Tooth Preparation

Often during the first appointment, Dr. Young will gently prepare your teeth to remove one to two mm of enamel in preparation for your new veneers. Tooth reduction will allow the veneers to fit properly next to the surrounding teeth. Reshaping of teeth may also be required to create the look you want. Dr. Young will use iTero (digital computerized scanner) to take an accurate digital impression of your mouth to send to the lab. Before you leave the dental chair, temporary veneers will be placed.

Behind the Scenes

After your first appointment, Dr. Young will order your veneers from a dental lab. A talented ceramist will handcraft the porcelain veneers from durable materials that look and function like natural teeth. The information your dentist provides the lab will ensure that you receive veneers that will create a smile that complements your appearance.

 
 

Veneer Placement

Local anesthetic may be administered to ensure your complete comfort during veneer placement. Dr. Young will remove the temporary veneers and check the fit of your permanent veneers. You can look at the shape, color, and fit before they are attached. If adjustments need to be made, you should tell your dentist at this time. Veneers cannot be altered once in place.

If all is well, Dr. Young will permanently bond the new veneers to the front surface of your teeth. The teeth and veneers will be cleaned prior to bonding them in place with a small curing light. After the excess bonding material is removed, Dr. Young will review instructions on eating and care of your beautiful veneers.