What are 1-Hour Porcelain Veneers?
Cerinate 1-hour porcelain veneers are made on-site at our dental office. This makes it possible for you to leave with your new teeth in place, in just one visit. There is no need for temporary veneers and there is no need for a dental mold or impression which can be an advantage for anyone who struggles with having an impression taken or who has a very strong gag reflex. Instead, your veneers are made while you relax in our dental office and appointments will only take around an hour or so.
One Hour Porcelain Veneers Procedure
A discussion with our dentist will help identify how many veneers are required. If it is necessary to prepare your teeth, this will be carried out under a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. Instead of taking an impression, your teeth will be digitally scanned and the information is entered into a computer. This enables our dentist to create a virtual model of your teeth and to design your porcelain veneer. This design is wirelessly transmitted to our on-site milling machine. A block of solid ceramic material is selected in the exact shade required to match your existing teeth. There is an enormous range of shades available so it’s easy to get a good match. This block of material is placed in the milling machine which will then create your new veneer.
The process takes around 20 minutes after which the veneer is hand finished where it can be glazed or stained as required and the veneer is then ready to be fitted and cemented in place. The result should be a beautiful new restoration without the need to wait two weeks or more and without compromising on quality. As your teeth are digitally scanned, the resulting veneer should be extremely well fitting.
One Hour Porcelain Veneers After Care
We will give you lots of information on how to care for your new veneers. In general it is very straightforward as you simply need to brush at least twice a day and you must floss once-a-day, just as you would do to maintain good oral health. Regular dental checkups and hygiene appointments will help prolong the life of your veneers. Although your veneers are quite strong, it’s best to avoid chewing on hard objects such as ice or pencils as these could damage your restorations.