The Dental Veneer Procedure (step by step)

Dental veneers (also called porcelain dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

People who want to improve their smile veneers is the best option . Cosmetic dentistry is a emerging field, and more and more people are now taking interest in looking good and making their smiles more confident and aesthetic.

There are several procedures that can help in this regard, andit is one of the most popular ones. Porcelain veneers are a type of treatment that can correct a number of things including:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Discolored Yellow teeth
  • Chipped teeth
What is the Procedure for Porcelain Veneers?

dental veneers

Porcelain is actually a very thin material which can be made to simulate the color of natural teeth. This is why it is popularly used in dentistry. Moreover, porcelain veneers are durable and can last for a long time if you take good care of them.

A bad smile ruin can ruin your confidence and self-esteem. they help you build that confidence and show off those pearly whites.

Getting porcelain veneers is pain-free and doesn’t even require many visits. Let’s find out more about the procedure:

1. Tooth Preparation

The first step involves preparing the tooth that will receive the porcelain veneer. A good dentist will always prep the area of the tooth that shows signs of decay (if any) first before other areas.

The reason your dentist preps the tooth is to adjust the layer of the enamel so that it can be placed correctly.Tooth preparation also involves removing any old fillings. Several expert dentists have stated that in order to make a bond between the porcelain and the filling, the filling shouldn’t be more than two weeks old. This means its better to get a new filling before the procedure.

While the amount of prep varies from case to case, normal prep is about .5 to .7 millimeters.

2. Is Sedative Required?

Not in every case. A sedative may be required if the porcelain veneers will need to extend below the gum line. This is because the gum line is a sensitive area and you might experience some discomfort or pain during the procedure.

If you have a dental phobia or do not like being in the dentist’s chair, you can request to be sedated during your procedure.

3. Selecting Shade

Your dentist will choose the color of the porcelain shade based on the color of the rest of your teeth, mainly the surrounding teeth.

Your dentist will also determine which part of the tooth surface needs to be more translucent so that the new tooth looks just like your real tooth.

4. Impression

When the dentist has prepped your teeth and cleaned the surrounding area, an impression of your tooth (or teeth) along with the gums and neighboring teeth will be taken. The impression creates an image of your jaw which helps to determine how to proceed with veneering process at Infinity Dental best dental clinic in Lucknow

5. Temporary is given if required

Since it takes about a week’s time for the final veneer to be placed temporaries are provided

6. Evaluating the Fit

evaluating final fit before placement

Once it is ready, the dentist will put it in place to determine the accuracy. This is important because even a slight discrepancy can result in bigger problems.

You’ll be asked to bite, close your mouth, and even move your mouth to make sure there is no discomfort before the final is placed.

7. Bonding to the Tooth

prepping the tooth for final placement

Once the final check is done. The surface of both the veneer and your original tooth will be polished and prepped before bonding.

An acid gel is then etched onto the surface of the tooth for 20 seconds or less. This process is called etching and it creates a surface that allows the veneer to bond to the original tooth. The gel is then washed off and a bonding agent is placed on the veneer to tighten the bond.

Then cement is used to bond the veneer to the tooth and a blue light is then passed on to the porcelain veneer for about a minute to finalize the bonding.

This is how a porcelain veneer is placed on a tooth. Once done, the dentist will then clean and floss the teeth to give it some final touches.


Dental veneers are a common process and are performed by almost all qualified dentists, including our dentists. For more details on the process, call our office at Infinity Dental to schedule an appointment.

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