The Porcelain Veneer Process

Achieving Your Dream Smile in Just Two Appointments

Are you wondering whether or not porcelain veneers are the best cosmetic dental treatment for you? Understanding the porcelain veneer process can help you make an informed decision about whether this cosmetic dentistry option is right for you. 

Explore our comprehensive guide with our Wilmington and Seaford, DE, cosmetic dentists to get a better understanding of how porcelain veneers are applied and what it entails. If you’re ready to schedule your consultation, call our Wilmington office at (302) 999-7600 or our Seaford office at (302) 536-7589.

dentist performing teeth cleaning to a patient

The Steps to Getting Porcelain Veneers

Initial Consultation

The first step in receiving traditional porcelain veneers is an initial consultation with our Wilmington or Seaford dentist. During this appointment, you’ll discuss your goals for your smile and determine if porcelain veneers are the right option for you. Dr. Brown or Dr. Baran will examine your teeth and take digital dental X-rays to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough for the procedure.


Once you and our Wilmington or Seaford dentist have decided that veneers are the best option for you, the next step is preparation. They’ll remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth to make room for the custom porcelain veneers. This is typically done using a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth to create veneers that fit perfectly.

Impressions and Temporary Veneers

After the preparation, they’ll take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory, where your veneers will be fabricated. In the meantime, your Wilmington or Seaford dentist will place temporary veneers on your teeth to protect them and give you an idea of what your final result will look like. Temporary veneers aren’t as durable as permanent veneers, so make sure to be careful with them.

Bonding and Veneer Placement

Once your porcelain veneers are ready, you’ll return to Brown and Baran Family Dentistry for the bonding process. Your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and clean your teeth. They’ll place the porcelain veneers on your teeth and check the fit and color, ensuring they look exactly as you imagined. Adjustments can be made at this stage if necessary. 

Once the permanent veneers are in place, your dentist will use a special light to harden the bonding material, which secures the final veneers in place. You’ll leave the office with a brand-new, beautiful smile.

Follow-up Appointments

After the bonding process, our dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your veneers and ensure they’re properly bonded and functioning correctly. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and schedule regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure the longevity of your porcelain veneers.

checking her new porcelain veneers

Frequently Asked Questions

Achieve the Perfect Smile with Porcelain Veneers!

Porcelain veneers are a great option for those looking to improve the appearance of their smile. With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last for many years and provide you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile. 

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, consult with our Wilmington and Seaford, DE, cosmetic dentists today by calling our Wilmington office at (302) 999-7600 or our Seaford office at (302) 536-7589! We’re proud to provide comprehensive dental services to Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton, DE, patients.