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A 42-year-old member asked:

getting a veneer done this friday. what can i expect?

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Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 20 years experience
Numb: Expect the dentist to numb the tooth with an injection. Then a small amount of enamel will be removed from the tooth with a drill. An impression is then taken using either a goupy material that takes about 3 minutes to set, or with a digital scanner. The dentist will then likely make you a temporary veneer to wear while the final is made at a lab.
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Communication!: Dr. Curalli answered about the procedure itself, but you should also expect good communication about the shape, shade and desired outcome. If you are unclear about anything, ask! your perspective may differ from what the dentist is able to provide. If it is a lab fabricated restoration, it will be about 10 days to 2 weeks for the permanent one. If chairside, it can be completed the same day.
Dr. Kenny Abedini
Cosmetic Dentistry 23 years experience
Some sensitivity: Depending on the type of the veneer and condition of the teeth, there could be some sensitivity white on temporary. Good luck, you'll be fine.
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
An easy visit: You should expect a relatively atraumatic n improved esthetic out come. Cosmetic procedures like veneers are relatively simple. Good luck n be well.
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
See answer : Your dentist will get you numb, and discuss color, shape, length and quite possibly go over pictures with you to make a final decision. Then she will prepare the tooth by removing a tiny bit of enamel. An impression or digital scan will be taken of the prep, and a provisional veneer will be made out of a plastic like material. It will take 2-3 weeks for the porcelain one to be ready for you!
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
Call the dentist: Since you already have your dentist chosen the best source is their office. They know best what their patients may experience.
Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry 41 years experience
Depends: You didn't say whether this was for an impression visit or for the placement of the veneer. Two totally different procedures.
Dr. George Ayoub
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Soreness: Soreness from the shot possible sensitivity.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How invasive is the procedure for veneers?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Consult your dentist: I recommend that you consult your dentist about the expectations of you specific procedure. Wishing you the best.
Dr. Frank Berman
Dentistry 39 years experience
there are deep preparation, minimal preparation and no preparation veneers. it involves how much natural tooth structure is removed. i prefer the minimal to no preparation veneer if veneers are a viable option
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What can I expect from a procedure for veneers?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Nice smile: Better looking teeth.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of veneers?

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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Multiple: Main ones are porcelain or composite veneers.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What can I expect in follow-up care after getting veneers?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No special care: Permanent dental veneers generally do not require any special care once placed. A person should continue good oral hygiene practices including brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How much would veneers cost to close a gap in front?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Variable cost: Depends on your provider. I have seen veneers range from about $500-$900 each and if you just want the gap closed you hopefully only need two. Call your dentist and find out.

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