Alta Dental

How Long Does It Take to Get Dental Veneers?

October 7, 2022
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Posted By: Alta Dental Studios

It can take a few appointments to finish the dental veneer process. However, your Vancouver dentist can give you a more definitive timeline at your initial consultation. Considerations for the veneer timeline include your schedule, the number of veneers, and the complexity of your case. However, the process can often be completed in two appointments.

Veneers require specific steps for the best results.

Process for Porcelain Veneers in Vancouver, BC

For the first stage, you come in for a checkup, especially if you’re a new patient. You also let the dentist know what you’re hoping to accomplish with dental veneers—veneering one tooth or several.

At this visit, we take a health history and can better determine whether veneers are a suitable option for your cosmetic goals. The consultation also lets us know whether you’ll need pretreatments.

We will take impressions and wait for veneer fabrication if you move forward with veneers. Then you return to our dental office for placement. This involves removing a bit of enamel from the teeth you’d like to treat. We do this so the veneers will fit correctly and not appear bulky.  

Because we remove enamel, it’s essential to consider your veneers permanent. If one is lost or damaged, it must be replaced.

The process is similar for composite veneers, which do not include porcelain, but we may not have to remove tooth enamel for a natural-looking finish.

Caring for Dental Veneers

Your dentist provides all aftercare instructions, but upkeep is straightforward. Continue to brush and floss on schedule and visit your dentist every six months for checkups and teeth cleanings. And always contact your dentist if you damage or lose a veneer.

Contact Your Vancouver Dentist Today

Call us today to schedule your veneer consultation with the dentist or if you have any questions for our dental team.

Our dental team is happy to work with PayBright financing to help you get the treatments you want with a payment schedule that fits your budget.

Alta Dental Studio is taking all precautions with COVID-19 in addition to our highest-standard sterilization and infection controls that we have always had in place.

A list of enhanced health and safety-related practices have been firmly implemented