What’s involved in planning and preparing for a dental veneer?
First, you and your dentist discuss what results you hope to achieve. Your dentist will examine your teeth and may take X-rays or make an impression of your teeth and mouth. Once you decide on a veneer, your dentist will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface to make room for the veneer on top. They may numb the area so you won't feel pain. Next, your dentist will make a model or impression of your tooth. A dental lab will take about 2-4 weeks to make the veneer. During that time, you may get a temporary veneer if your tooth is very unsightly.
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