The Procedure and Process
Dr. Klein will work with you to customize and plan your smile design, giving you the individual attention you deserve instead of a generic solution. And because teeth that look good are also functioning properly, Dr. Klein will make changes to improve the function and structure of your chewing system to also improve their appearance.
Once your smile has been designed, you will return for the actual procedure to begin. The dentist will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Next, a model or impression of your tooth is made and sent out to a dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer in about two to four weeks.
Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color, making an adjustments necessary. Next, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer. The final step involves applying a special cement to the veneer, and then the veneer is placed on your tooth.
Dr. Klein also focuses on management of the gum tissue, and may ask you to return a couple of weeks after your appointment to ensure the gum tissue is responding properly. When all is said and done — and when properly taken care of — you’ll have your perfect smile.