At Prosthodontics of New York, Dr. Roberts and Dr. Sirota can place porcelain veneers in two to three appointments. These appointments will include:
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING
During this initial appointment, Dr. Roberts or Dr. Sirota will examine your teeth and determine if dental veneers are the appropriate solution. You will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure. This will allow the patient the chance to have an active role in designing and discussing the process moving forward.
At the second appointment, the Prosthodontics of New York staff will lightly buff the surface of your tooth for proper adhesion. The buffing typically reduces the tooth by approximately one half of a millimeter. Next, Dr. Roberts or Dr. Sirota will take an impression and send it to the lab. If the patient prefers, our staff can place temporary veneers until the lab has manufactured their new veneers. In about 1 to 2 weeks the custom veneers are ready for placement.
At the third appointment, Dr. Roberts or Dr. Sirota will test the new veneers with water or glycerin. This is to determine that they are appropriate in fit and color next to your other teeth. At this point, we can still adjust the color of the veneer by changing the shade of the cement we use to adhere it. After the color is finalized, Dr. Roberts or Dr. Sirota will apply chemicals to the tooth to allow for bonding. Then, they will apply dental cement between the teeth and the veneer. Finally, a special light hardens the cement.