Same day veneers use CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technologies, such as CEREC®, to design and produce dental veneers in just one office visit. These systems combine a small intraoral camera, 3-D imaging technology, specialized software, and an in-office milling machine. The precision of CAD/CAM technology streamlines the entire process, saving you time and money, while delivering incredibly natural-looking results.
Same day veneers provide patients who want to address a number of cosmetic imperfections the opportunity to achieve instant and gratifying results.
With this advanced technology, digital impressions are taken, eliminating the need for messy and uncomfortable tray and putty impressions. Once the images are captured, they are uploaded to a chairside computer. Using state-of-the-art software, the dentist will design each veneer to enhance the natural aesthetics of your smile, carefully selecting the appropriate shade and size. As you wait for the milling machine to fabricate your restorations, the dentist will prep your teeth, removing a small amount of enamel to ensure a realistic effect. Once the veneers are completed, they will be securely bonded in place.
Traditional veneers require at least two office visits and several weeks for fabrication at an off-site lab. Most patients will be provided with temporary veneers while they wait. In contrast, same day veneers offer:
During your initial consultation, the dentist will determine your candidacy by performing a complete examination. They will take the time to listen to your cosmetic goals and create a treatment plan intended to meet those expectations, while guiding you through the same day veneers process.
Maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting the dentist every six months will help extend the longevity of your veneers. Maintenance tips include:
You should also minimize your consumption of deeply colored foods and drinks, such as red wine, coffee, tea, and dark berries. Although porcelain is stain-resistant, these items can darken the underlying teeth and dental cement.
Same day veneers can offer lasting and beautiful results for 10 years or longer. It is important to choose a skilled and well-trained cosmetic dentist who can provide examples of past results. A consultation is necessary in order to learn more about your candidacy and whether same day veneers are right for you.