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Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

What to Expect When Getting Veneers

September 21, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Kenneth Edwards
veneers amherst nh | porcelain veneers amherst nh

You may not have been born with a perfect, beautiful smile, but the good news is that with today’s cosmetic dentistry procedures, you do not have to live with it. If you have teeth that are not spaced properly or are stained or are otherwise keeping you from having a smile you can’t wait to show, you might be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

Talk to your dentist to learn more about porcelain veneers in Amherst NH  and to find out if they might be right for you.

Let’s take a look at what you might expect if you decide to undergo this cosmetic dentistry procedure.

The Consultation

The first step in the veneers procedure is the consultation so your dentist can determine you are a good candidate. Generally, you will need to have good oral health. You should also keep in mind that because porcelain veneers are permanent, your teeth will have to be prepared to receive them.

If you and your dentist decide that porcelain veneers are the best option to give you the smile you have always wanted, you will then be able to design what the finished veneers will look like. You and your dentist will decide on the best shape, length, width, and color for your beautiful new smile.

The Procedure

Treatment begins with some shaping of your natural teeth to prepare them for placement of the veneers. A mold will be made of your mouth, which is what will be used to custom-make the veneers just for you. When they are ready, they will be permanently applied onto your teeth. This usually takes place in a separate appointment.

The porcelain veneers process takes about six weeks for most patients, and you will have to visit your dentist for two separate appointments.


One of the nice things about caring for your veneers—other than your now-perfect smile!— is that you can follow the same regimen as you would for your natural teeth. Floss and brush daily, and visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings. With the proper care, your veneers could last as long as a decade!

Veneers in Amherst NH

Find out if veneers are right for you! Call your dentist today to find out more about porcelain veneers in Amherst NH.


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