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What is involved when getting veneers?

Just wondering what the process of getting veneers is? and will it harm my teeth?


The process will differ depending on the type of material used.

1. Composite veneers - Single visit required

Your dentist will adhere mouldable white composite resin to the front of your teeth. The material sticks directly to the tooth without a need to cut any enamel from the tooth surface. Composite resin veneers have a limited lifespan often looking dull and stained within 5 years. 

2. Porcelain veneers - 1-3 visits

Visit 1. A digital mock up of your veneers will be created following a 3D scan of your mouth. This can be 3D printed and a set of trial veneers placed on your teeth allowing you to "try before you buy". 

Visit 2. In most cases the dentist will remove some enamel from the front surface of your teeth to make space for the veneers. A mould of your teeth will be taken and sent to a dental technician to create your customised porcelain veneers.

Visit 3. In this final visit the dentist will glue the porcelain veneers to your teeth with a very strong dental adhesive. Afterward you will be given a grinding guard to wear at night to help protect your new smile.


Looking for a dentist in your area that offers veneers? Simply click on the Find a Dentist button, enter your suburb and click veneers in section 2. Then click search, simple!