Step One - Cosmetic consultation
We get to know you and your smile by taking photos, x-rays and a 3D digital photographic scan of your mouth, as well as a video of you talking and smiling from different angles. We also undertake a thorough examination of your teeth. This becomes the basis of our full smile analysis.
We take our time to talk to you. We ask questions. We listen. We work with you to create a treatment plan that will work for you not – just for your teeth but for your lifestyle, not just for today but for the future.
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Step Two - Digital Smile Design and Smile Trial
In between your visits, we use the images and 3D scan to design your smile in harmony with your facial features and to enhance the natural beauty of your face. Then we use 3D printing technology to bring your digital images to life. We print a physical mock-up of your smile, which you can test drive in your second visit. With the ability to trial your smile, you can see yourself with a preview of your new porcelain veneers and visualise your transformation.
Step Three - Preparation visit
With your smile design completed, it is now time to prepare your teeth for your new porcelain veneers. We do this by removing a thin layer of surface enamel from your teeth to make room for your future porcelain veneers. While we await our master ceramist to handcraft these veneers for you, we place provisional veneers for 2-3 weeks to protect your teeth and allow you to experience your new smile.
Step Four - Review of provisional veneers and modifications
This appointment is an exciting opportunity for feedback. We assess the provisional veneers together and decide on the shade and shape of your final veneers. We can then adjust the provisional veneers as that is the best way to determine what may suit your facial features and characteristics. We will then communicate this information to our master ceramist so your final hand-layered premium porcelain veneers can be created.
Step Five - Try In
Once your personalised veneers are made, we will remove your provisional veneers and try on your porcelain veneers to check the fit of the veneers and ensure that you are 100% happy with your new smile before anything is made permanent. Any changes that you would like to be made are either achievable in-chair or adjusted by our master ceramist on the spot.
Step Six - Veneer Bonding
After providing feedback to our ceramist on any changes you would like to make to your veneers, you are now ready for your permanent veneers to be placed. At this visit, we bond your new porcelain veneers in place with a strong resin cement that keeps them in place for many years to come.
Step 7 - Review
A few weeks later we will arrange for you to return and have a review where we can do a final check and make any final minor adjustments as desired. Your veneer treatment is now complete. All you need to do now is just make sure you attend for your regular Oral Wellness Visits to keep the teeth and gums in tip top condition.