How Long Does It Take to Get Veneers?

how long to get veneers dr michael j weiWhen you finally decide that porcelain veneers or Microthin veneers are the best choice for your smile makeover, the impatience immediately sets in. You want your perfect smile and you want it now. We get it – you’ve waited this long, it’s difficult to wait any longer. Getting your smile just right takes time, so let your NYC cosmetic dentist guide you to the ultimate flawless teeth.

The Journey to a Perfect Smile

The short answer to the question, “How long does it take to get veneers?” is this: two dental visits. It might take a little longer depending on the condition of your teeth or the speed of the dental lab, but this is how you can expect the veneer process to pan out:

Visit 1: There are two essential elements that must be addressed during your first veneer visit:

  • Prep your teeth: There are several types of veneers available and depending which ones you qualify for and which you want to invest in, the level of preparation will vary. Some patients need to have a slight amount of tooth enamel permanently removed to make room for their porcelain veneers. Others only need a cleaning and light sanding for the likes of Microthin or prepless veneers.
  • Design your veneers: The important work of developing your veneers is up to your and your Manhattan cosmetic dentist. This will be an important conversation and if you need more time to make decisions, you definitely take it. Do not feel forced to settle on the shape, color, size, length, or overall appearance of your veneers in one visit if you’re not ready to make that decision yet. The most important thing is to get your smile right because you’ll only receive one set of veneers – and they’re permanent.

Visit 2: This is the satisfying appointment, the moment when you get your new smile. It takes place about two weeks after your first dental visit – the length of time it takes for the dental lab to create your veneers.

  • Testing: Your customized veneers are tested on your teeth for appearance and fit. This is the moment to speak up if you don’t like how something looks.
  • Bonding: Once you and your dentist determine that everything is perfect with your unique porcelain shields, they will be permanently bonded over your natural teeth, broadening your smile, making it bigger, better, and more beautiful.

Porcelain Veneers Considerations

Before any cosmetic dentistry treatments can commence, you must undergo a dental examination to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment you want. It’s essential that your oral health is in good condition so that your new smile can be built on a strong foundation. Small fixes may need to occur before you can get your smile makeover.

Take the advice of your experienced cosmetic dentist. He has been doing this work for a long time. You may want super-white teeth, but they may not be right with your skin tone. You may want square teeth, but more rectangular teeth are better for your face shape.

Veneers are customized – and you can have the smile you’ve always wanted with the help of Dr. Michael J. Wei, Midtown cosmetic dentist. Contact us today to get started.