U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

About how long does it take to apply veneers?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of veneer. Composite veneers are chair side procedures and can be done in one appointment . Porcelain veneers on the other hand require an impression to be made and fabricated by the lab and requires two appointments.
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Varies: It depends on wether they fit perfectly or have to be adjusted and how many are being delivered. Figure 15-20 per veneer. More veneers means more time.
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 30 years experience
It really depends: My typical porcelain veneer case involves 2 appointments, the preparation and one for delivery. If we prepare 10 - 20 teeth, which is customary, i schedule 2 three hour appts 2 wks apart. I do work with a ceramist that allows me to have beautiful custom veneers in one day utilizing the cerec system and they are still custom and exceptionally beautiful after he cuts them back and adds character.
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
It depends: It depends on how many you are having done. In a typical smile design, which is 8-10 veneers, it takes about 2 hours to prepare them and another 1-2 hours to bond them into place.

Related questions

A 37-year-old member asked:
I just had my veneers done they are too big?
3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 23-year-old male asked:
Which type of veneers are used by celebrities?
4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
What can I expect from a procedure for veneers?
5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
What's the difference between caps and veneers?
4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
What can I expect when getting porcelin veneers?
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Last updated Aug 27, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.