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smiling-with-veneersTraditional veneers are one of the most common ways to improve your smile.

During a traditional veneer appointment, a small layer of each tooth is prepped and a master impression is taken. This gives the doctor and laboratory the detailed information needed to create your veneers. With this impression, a temporary veneer will be made which is worn until the permit veneers are ready.

When the permanent veneers are ready, the temporary veneers will be removed, and the tooth surface is cleaned. The doctor will then place each veneer on the tooth, checking for shade, fit, and overall appearance. The patient will be asked to check the veneers to make sure they are pleased with the end result prior to cementing. When looking at your veneers, it is important the patient examines them in different lighting conditions: in the office, a second room, and outside. Different hues of light will make them look slightly different, and if there is any correction needed, they can still be sent back to the laboratory. Once Dr. Clark and patient are happy with the result, it is time to cement. When the cement has cured the veneer is bonded to the tooth, and it is time to start enjoying that beautiful new smile!