How Long Does It Take to Get Veneers Fitted?

How Long Does It Take to Get Veneers Fitted?

July 1, 2023

Teeth veneers are thin, custom-made resin-composite or porcelain shells attached to front teeth surfaces to enhance their appearance. Although veneers can alter a tooth’s length, size, shape, color, and function, the procedure is ultimately considered purely cosmetic. This is because dental veneers only improve teeth’ appearance but may not necessarily repair or strengthen your teeth.

If you want to improve your smile appearance by concealing minor dental cosmetic flaws, getting dental veneers near you or at Quad Dental will be beneficial. When you visit our dentist in North York, ON, for your first veneer appointment, your teeth and oral cavity tissues will be examined to ensure you are a perfect candidate for the procedure.

Who Should Not Get Veneers?

Although veneers can help fix several aesthetic flaws, it’s quite disappointing that only some people make to be veneer candidates. Below are some dental conditions that can disqualify you from this cosmetic dental treatment. They include:

  • Dental decay – Veneers are usually not placed on teeth presenting signs of a compromised enamel, such as decay or a full-blown dental cavity. Veneers would cause worsening of the underlying issues, and to avoid this, dentists will always devise a management plan to improve your oral health to an optimum level before veneer placement.
  • Gingivitis – Placing dental veneers on an individual’s teeth with gingivitis will lead to undesirable results. Swollen or bleeding gums interfere with normal impression forces causing bad fitting.
  • Teeth grinding – Bruxism is a dental condition that affects people with anxiety disorder, malocclusion, or prolonged stress, where these individuals will habitually grind their teeth. Although veneers are made from quality materials that allow them to endure bite forces, they aren’t strong enough to withstand the inherent forces in a bruxer’s oral cavity. These forces easily cause fractures and chips on veneer teeth, ruining the dental aesthetics of your teeth.

How Long Will the Placement Process of Veneer Teeth Take?

The placement process of veneers will greatly vary depending on the type of veneer getting fitted. Here are the common types of teeth veneers with a well-elaborated placement procedure.

VeneersThe average time frame of placing porcelain veneers, from an initial consultation to the final placement of permanent customized veneer teeth, will last around three weeks. Porcelain is a widely used material to make veneers. Veneers made from porcelain have a long life span ranging from 10 to 14 years when properly fitted and taken good care of. This type of veneer teeth is relatively conservative, minimally invasive, and biocompatible with soft tissues and gum tissues in the oral cavity.

The process of getting porcelain veneers will begin with a consultation, and once the dentist is sure you make a good candidate, a second appointment is scheduled. During your second visit, your teeth will undergo some preparations and reshaping to facilitate a successful placement of the veneers. The dentist will pick a shade for your veneers that closely matches the adjacent teeth before taking your dental impression and sending it to a lab to create your permanent veneer.

Temporary veneers are placed on your teeth but will be removed in your final appointment. When placing the permanent veneer, the dentist in North York, ON, will thoroughly clean each tooth while etching each one with acidic materials to create a rough surface that allows good bonding between the veneer and the tooth. Special bonding cement is applied and hardened with a special blue light, removing excess cement material and checking bite alignment, which marks the last step.

    • Composite dental veneers

Composite veneers are composite resin products and are usually the alternative to porcelain veneers. Their placement only needs a single dental appointment, thus creating an option for people who want same-day veneers. The composite veneer material is also strong but falls short compared to porcelain and gets stains more easily over time.

    • Temporary (removable) veneers

Non-permanent veneers are usually removable, less invasive, and much cheaper than traditional dental veneers. This type of veneer placement is convenient (it takes one dental appointment) and reversible. Unlike permanent veneers, where enamel reduction is necessary, this veneer doesn’t need tooth reduction.