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The Process of Getting Dental Veneers: What to Expect

A beautiful smile is timeless. Dental veneers are the most beautiful cosmetic restoration available in dentistry. Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile. Do you know how veneers can improve your confidence? Dental imperfections such as discolored teeth, chips, or gaps can significantly impact your smile and self-esteem. Fortunately, advancements in cosmetic dentistry offer various options for restoring the beauty of your smile. One such procedure is the application of porcelain laminate veneers.


Veneers are wafer-thin shells made from porcelain, a durable and resistant material miming natural tooth enamel. They are an excellent option for patients who want to improve their smile as they have minimal tooth preparation, a less invasive procedure, and low maintenance costs compared to other restorative procedures like dental crowns or implants.


What to Expect during the Veneers Procedure

The process of getting dental veneers is easy and painless:

  • A complimentary consultation to define the goals, expectations, and projections of your new smile. If you decide to proceed with veneers, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create custom-made veneers. The design process begins.

  • Adjusting the shape of your existing teeth as necessary, final scans are taken, and the temporary veneers are placed. Your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface to make room for the veneers. This is critical because it ensures the veneers fit snugly and securely on your teeth. Unlike crowns, dental veneers only need a small amount of tooth enamel removed; it means that your teeth still have plenty of enamel left. Then, temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth to protect them while your custom veneers are being made. This illustrates your new smile and allows you to make any desired changes.

  • When your custom veneers are ready, you will return to your dentist for the final step. Your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and carefully bond the custom veneers to your teeth. This meticulous process requires a steady hand and a keen eye for detail to ensure that the veneers are perfectly positioned and have a natural, seamless appearance.

  • After your veneers have been bonded, you will leave your dentist's office with a brand-new, beautiful smile. With proper care, your veneers can last for many years, giving you a confident and attractive smile that will last a lifetime.



The veneer process is surprisingly pain-free, thanks to anesthesia and other numbing agents. We understand that undergoing any dental procedure can be intimidating, but rest assured that the entire process will be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Ready to take the first step toward a brighter, more confident smile? Close the gap in your confidence with our excellent cosmetic results! With our streamlined smile makeover process, we can make your dreams come true!


For more information about the dental veneer process, please call our office at (617) 374-9500 or contact us online.

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