The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Veneers are an approachable, minimally-invasive procedure. Once placed, veneers create a dazzling new smile. Unlike orthodontics – which certainly are appropriate and recommended in some cases – veneers provide results immediately. It takes only a few appointments to complete.

The Veneer Process: Step-By-Step

So, veneers have piqued your interest. Perhaps you are now curious about what is involved in the process. Some people call it the “veneer procedure,” although there’s no surgery involved. Veneers are placed over the front surface of the teeth to conceal flaws beneath, and to close gaps and improve tooth shape. A bonding agent is used to affix the veneers to the enamel.

Exact appointment timing will vary given our schedule and your own schedule, but in general, the steps involved in the process are:

Are Veneers Permanent?

Porcelain veneers are not permanent, but they are long-lasting. Eventually, it is normal to experience breakage, fading, discoloration or other issues that require their replacement. But this can be decades down the road. Some people could very well end up having their first set of veneers for a lifetime, but generally you should go into the process expecting to replace them at some point in the future.

The Next Step For You

If you are curious about veneers and what they can do for your smile, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with the experienced cosmetic dentists at the DENTAL STUDIO. You can reach our friendly team in San Francisco at 415-392-5025. We proudly provide care for people from across the Bay Area and surrounding region, including Oakland, Berkeley and San Rafael.