What Is the Process of Dental Veneers?

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Hi, I’m Dr Rita Trak, principal dentist and founder of Dental & Skin Clinic here in East Bentleigh in Melbourne.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting Oliver from Clarinda. He told me that he had always been interested in improving his smile. During our cosmetic consultation, I talked about porcelain veneers, so he asked, “What is the process of porcelain veneers, how does it work?”

That was such an interesting question. So I thought I’d share with you our unique process of how we do porcelain veneers here at Dental & Skin Clinic.

Dental veneers I’d say are about 70% to 80% of what we do here at the clinic. And so we’ve got a very streamlined process from start to finish to ensure we create a beautiful and natural smile for every one of our clients.

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Our Porcelain Veneer Smile Makeover is done in five stages over the course of 7-9 weeks.

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First Stage

Involves a cosmetic consultation, where we take records of your teeth. This includes high quality photos, videos, x-rays and a bite analysis. During this consultation, we will be able to show you your new smile digitally. Once you accept your new smile design, we are ready to move forward, and we will move forward to the next stage, called the Trial Smile.

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Second Stage

The Trial Smile normally takes place about a week after the first stage. The trial smile is the stage where you actually receive a blueprint of what your final permanent veneers will look like. The trial smile period goes for about three weeks.

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Third Stage

The third stage is usually about one or two days later. And so you’re still in your trial smile, and this is the stage where you give us feedback. If there’s something you don’t like, we will do the adjustments. So this stage is called the Feedback Stage. To be honest, most clients are so happy with their Trial Smile, that the feedback we get is pretty much nothing. So this stage is more for us to look at your smile with fresh eyes and do any fine-tuning.

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Fourth Stage

After the feedback stage is our fourth stage, and that is about three weeks later. This is the stage we get your permanent porcelain veneers. This is always a really exciting stage for our clients, because this is where they will have their smile transformed! But it doesn’t end there, there is one more stage.

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Fifth Stage

The fifth stage is about a week later, and that is when we do some fine-tuning. It is also the stage where you get your aftercare guard. And that’s it, from start to finish, five stages, five weeks. It’s that simple.

Disclaimer: The time it takes to complete the process varies, and some stages require multiple appointments.

Dental veneers will give off a dramatic improvement to your smile. If this is something that interests you, maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while, we’d love to get to know you and take you through the steps.

You can visit our clinic here in East Bentleigh. Simply call us on 03 9088 1118, or send us a message on Instagram or Facebook. We’ll be in touch to help organise a consultation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Note: All content and media on the Dental & Skin Clinic website and social media channels are created and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.

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