Getting Teeth Prepped for Veneers: A Complete Guide from Jamestowne South Dental

Porcelain veneers can significantly transform your smile, offering a perfect solution for a variety of dental imperfections. However, achieving that perfect smile involves a process known as tooth preparation. At Jamestowne South Dental, we believe in educating our patients about each step of their cosmetic dentistry journey. Let’s take a closer look at how teeth are prepped for veneers.

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What Does Teeth Preparation for Veneers Involve?

The process of preparing teeth for veneers involves several steps to ensure the veneers fit correctly and look natural. Our experienced team at Jamestowne South Dental carefully undertakes each of these steps to make your journey towards a perfect smile seamless and comfortable.

Consultation and Examination

Before your teeth are prepped for veneers, an initial consultation and examination is necessary. We discuss your cosmetic goals, evaluate your oral health, and ensure that veneers are the right option for you.

Tooth Reshaping

To prepare for the placement of veneers, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed—approximately the same thickness as the veneer to be added. This process, known as tooth reshaping, allows the veneers to fit seamlessly onto your teeth.

Taking an Impression

Once your teeth have been reshaped, an impression of your teeth is taken. This impression is sent to a dental lab where your custom veneers will be created. In the meantime, we may place temporary veneers to protect your teeth.

The Importance of Proper Teeth Preparation

Proper preparation is crucial for the successful placement of veneers. It ensures the veneers align well with the gum line for a natural appearance and comfortable fit. Moreover, the removal of enamel enhances the bonding process, allowing the veneers to adhere more securely to the teeth.

Caring for Your Prepared Teeth

While waiting for your custom veneers, it’s essential to care for your prepared teeth. Avoid hard or crunchy foods that could damage the temporary veneers. Continue with your regular oral hygiene routine, but be gentle around the prepared teeth.


Getting teeth prepped for veneers is a crucial step towards achieving your perfect smile. At Jamestowne South Dental, we guide you through each step, ensuring the process is comfortable and the outcome meets your expectations. For more information on veneers or any other cosmetic dentistry service we offer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Your journey towards a perfect smile begins here.

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