Understanding the Process of Getting Dental Veneers

Veneers in Las Vegas NV

Do you ever look at pictures of celebrities and wonder how they have such perfect teeth? While some may be genetically blessed, many have taken advantage of dental veneers. If you’ve been feeling self-conscious about your smile, perhaps due to discolored or chipped teeth, it may be time to consider updating your smile with veneers. If you are looking for veneers in Las Vegas NV, we can help you.

What are dental veneers? 

Dental veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-colored shells that are permanently affixed to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. While there are different types of dental veneers, we offer porcelain veneers at A Great Smile Dental. Porcelain veneers look and feel natural, are  stain-resistant, and last about 10 to 15 years, or even longer.[*]

Veneers are used to correct several cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Shape or size irregularities
  • Wear from teeth grinding
  • Gaps between teeth  

Some people may only get one veneer in the case of a broken or chipped tooth, however, many people get multiple veneers to create an even, symmetrical smile. The top front eight teeth are most commonly corrected with veneers.

Veneers can last for over a decade, making them a semi-permanent investment that can drastically improve the appearance of your smile and, consequently, your confidence. 

What does the process of getting veneers entail? 

First, you’ll have a preliminary appointment with your dentist, during which they’ll conduct a thorough exam of your teeth, discuss your esthetic goals, and share the available options. 

If the doctor determines you’re a good candidate for veneers, your next appointment will involve your dentist removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth to create space for the veneers to adhere to. A putty mold of your teeth will then be created and sent to a laboratory where your veneers will be made. Temporary veneers will be prepared and applied to your teeth while you wait for the lab to create the permanent ones. 

A few weeks later, once your dentist receives your veneers, you’ll come back for another appointment to have the veneers applied. Permanently bonding the veneers to your teeth is a quick and easy process. The natural tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched, and dental cement will be applied. The veneers will then be placed on your teeth and a special light will be used to cure the cement. After excess cement is removed and final adjustments are made, you’ll be ready to go with your new smile in tow!

Dental veneers in Las Vegas, NV

Veneers can drastically improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you a brighter, more even smile. If you’re interested in getting evaluated for dental veneers in the Las Vegas, NV area, contact A Great Smile Dental by calling 702-804-5154 or send us a message online

Dr. Ben Yaghma is dedicated to helping patients restore their smiles with veneers and other cosmetic and general dentistry services in Las Vegas, NV. Don’t spend one more day feeling self-conscious about your smile!