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A veneer is a thin shield of porcelain that is used to cover the front surface of the tooth. They are designed as a permanent way to change or enhance the look of stained, chipped, broken, or undesired teeth.
A minimum of two appointments is often necessary to complete the procedure.
Similar to most restorative dental procedures, impressions are taken before, during, and in some cases after the final placement of the veneers.
The impressions taken before your veneer appointment are used to make a stone replica of your teeth.
The stone cast may be sent to the dental laboratory to assist the lab tech when fabricating the final veneers, or to create a wax-up; replica of what the final veneers will look like. The wax-up may be used to create a temporary set of veneers that is worn during the time when the veneers are being made.