Although there are situations where minimal or no preparation is required prior to placing veneers, this is not usually the case. Most cases require some shaving of the surface of your teeth so that your veneers can be strongly bonded to them without any added bulk.
We use a local anesthesia to keep you comfortable during this stage. With advanced anesthesia like Anutra and the needle-free Wand, anesthesia is more comfortable than you’re used to. After your teeth are prepped, Dr. Grimshaw will place natural-looking temporary veneers while your final restorations are being fabricated. You’ll wear your temporaries for three weeks, and during that time we can tweak the dimensions to perfection.
In other situations, Dr. Grimshaw can prepare your new veneers with our CEREC system, and you can get them right away without having to wait for the lab.