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What Is The Process Of Dental Veneers?

Today, we’re going to talk about the process of getting dental veneers.

Hi, my name is Dr Judith, and I’m one of the principal dentists here at Elevate Dental.

Yesterday I was speaking with one of my patients Sarah from Richmond, during her smile makeover consultation, and she asked me, “So what happens when you get dental veneers? What’s the process?” So I thought I’d make a video to share with you what I shared with her just in case you are wondering about dental veneers as well.

Firstly, before we start, we need to do a lot of information gathering. This includes taking photos, x-rays as well as a 3D scan of the teeth. This is like point A on a map, your starting point. We want to figure out exactly where we’re starting, and where we need to go from here.

From there, we design a smile to fit your face, and we create a model or a wax-up of how we envision your final smile to be. Like a fingerprint, each smile is actually very, very individual. So the size, the shape, even the colour is chosen to fit your face shape so that it is in harmony with the rest of your facial features.

Now the second appointment when you come in is when we actually prepare the teeth. We take a 3D scan of the teeth, and then we fit you with your trial smile. This is a slightly longer appointment, depending on how many we’re doing. At the end of the appointment, you get to kind of trial run your new teeth, to see how they feel, and whether you like the shape and the size of them, and how it also looks when the lips are not numb. You get to road-test them and make adjustments until you’re entirely happy and comfortable with the new smile.

Now, once we’ve confirmed that, we go to the final appointment where we fit the veneers. At this appointment, we take out and remove the trial smile, and we place the final porcelain veneers. And from there, you can eat and drink straight away and you can smile as much as you like.

And that’s pretty much it. Dental veneers are a great and very impactful way to upgrade your smile. So if you are considering cosmetic dentistry with dental veneers, we would love to help. We have decades of experience with smile-makeovers. Why not give us a call at +61 3 9428 2424, send us a direct message on social media, or complete the enquiry form on our website at, and we will help you organise your appointment. We look forward to meeting you.



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James Wong is a wonderful Dentist. The communication and patience through the procedure was first class.

James B


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James Wong is a wonderful Dentist. The communication and patience through the procedure was first class.

James B


What a professional and friendly team at Elevate Dental Richmond. Dr Judith’s infectious smile is matched only by her highly competent dentistry.
Richmond is lucky to have such a caring practice! Thanks guys.

Peter O


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