Teeth Preparation for Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are revolutionary—they’re helping more patients than ever before achieve stunning smiles in just a short period of time. When patients uveneersndergo dental veneers treatment, they are able to cover damaged teeth with personalized, natural looking porcelain veneers.

Now when
patients come in to our Boca Raton dental office, they usually have questions about how exactly dental veneers are placed on the teeth. It’s kind of hard for some people to imagine how a porcelain veneer can be affixed to dental enamel and feel comfortable and natural. Today I’m going to explain how we prepare patients’ teeth for dental
veneers—this will help you understand how dental veneers can fit in your mouth.

I’m Ready for Veneers, Now What?

Once you’ve decided conclusively that you want to pursue dental veneers treatment, you’ll come in for an appointmshutterstock_134315978ent with our dental team. At this appointment we’ll prep your tooth for the dental veneers. In order to make sure that the veneer fits in your mouth without feeling bulky, we’ll shave off some of your dental enamel.

How much your tooth is thinned will depend on your specific needs, but in general the amount of enamel eliminated is about the same thickness as your dental veneer. When we alter your tooth, we can administer a local anesthesia. This will help ensure that you’re comfortable during treatment.

Altering your natural tooth is critical for proper dental veneer placement. If we were to place a veneer on your enamel without thinning if first, your veneer would jut out and look bulky—you’d even have trouble speaking naturally.

If you’d like to learn more about the dental veneers treatment process, give our Boca Raton veneers dental office a call. We’ll walk you through the treatment process, and help you decide if veneers are the right cosmetic option for you.


Martin R. Polin, DMD & Carly S. Polin, DMD
2600 North Military Trail, Suite 320 Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 997-2323 Map

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