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You don’t want others to notice your imperfections when you smile. The fastest and most effective cosmetic treatment for correcting the colour, size or shape of your teeth lies in dental veneers.

While it may be one of the most common ways to improve your smile, you will probably have asked yourself at some stage how dental veneers are fitted. The experts in cosmetic treatments at our dental clinic in San Sebastian will explain the process to you.


How porcelain dental veneers are fitted

The main characteristic of porcelain veneers is their attractive appearance. They are one of the best options when it comes to correcting the colour, size or shape of your teeth.

If you wonder how porcelain dental veneers are fitted, at our Arizala Dental Clinic in San Sebastian we follow these steps:


1. Analysis of your mouth and study of your face

We start by making an exhaustive analysis of your mouth to rule out any tooth or gum disease that could jeopardise the treatment. Once we have established that you are eligible for cosmetic dental treatment, we proceed to gather all the information we need to design and fit the veneers.

To make the study, we take several photographs of the inside of your mouth and of your face to guide our aesthetic approach to the treatment.


2. Designing your smile

Once we have all of the necessary details, we proceed to design the dental veneers to improve the colour of the teeth requiring treatment, to ensure that each tooth is perfectly shaped and to repair any imperfections. This work must be carried out by an expert in dental aesthetics to guarantee lasting results suited to your needs.


3. Preparing your teeth for the porcelain veneers

In most cases, applying dental veneers requires the tooth to be prepared. This involves filing it slightly to ensure that it has a natural volume once the veneer has been fitted. This slight and superficial filing has no effect on either the strength or the health of your teeth.


4. Fitting provisional veneers

In some cases, filing your teeth means that provisional laminates will have to be fitted while the final porcelain veneers are being made. This process also gives you a good idea of what your teeth will look like once the final veneers are in place.


5. Manufacturing in the laboratory

Unlike those made in other materials, porcelain dental veneers must be prepared beforehand in a laboratory. They are made to measure to ensure that they fit perfectly onto your own teeth. Normally it takes around a week for the veneers to be made and returned to the clinic.


6. Fitting permanent veneers

The process of fitting dental veneers starts with careful cleaning of the tooth and coating it with a fine adhesive. This step will allow the cement or bonding agent to stick better, meaning that the joint between your tooth and the veneer will be much more resistant.

The dental veneers are fitted in place one at a time. This process involves placing a drop of transparent bonding agent onto each veneer and placing it on the corresponding tooth. Once all of the veneers are in place, we remove excess adhesive and make any required modifications. The final step is to check your bite and make any necessary adjustments to guarantee that the result is as close as possible to your natural teeth.


7.  Final assessment

A last check is made to ensure that everything is perfect and that’s it, the process is complete! You can return to your everyday life and show off your best smile immediately after you leave the clinic.


Now that we’ve explained how porcelain dental veneers are fitted you no longer have an excuse not to visit us to correct the imperfections that prevent you from flashing your best smile. Get in touch with us and ask for an appointment with one of our experts in dental cosmetics. We look forward to seeing you!