Veneers are custom tooth colored restorations that cover the face of the tooth to mask any deformity or discoloration. This procedure is used to treat a number of dental conditions (tooth shape-size-color problem) and creating a natural smile with no defects. It can be processed in two different ways : Direct or Indirect

Procedure :

Diagnosis and treatment planning

This first step involves your active participation. Explain the outcome you want in your smile. During this appointment, we will examine your teeth to make sure that dental veneers are appropriate for you and we will discuss what the procedure involved and some of its limitations. We will take a diagnostic impression and some photographs for mock up of your new desired smile.


To prepare a tooth for a veneer, will reshape the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface.Then depending on direct or indirect veneers we proceed. Direct laminate veneers have no need to be prepared in the laboratory and are based on the principle of application of a composite material directly to the prepared tooth surface in the dental clinic. Indirect laminate veneers may be produced from composite materials or ceramics, which are cemented to the tooth with an adhesive resin. For indirect veneers –  next, we will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer. It usually takes 1-2 weeks to receive the veneers back from the laboratory. Temporary dental veneers can be used for very unsightly teeth.


Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, we will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color.To prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched — which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process.

A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your    tooth. Once properly positioned on the tooth, a special light beam will apply to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary.