The 4-Step Process of Getting Veneers: What to Expect for a Brilliant Smile

Custom Dental Veneers for a Flawless Smile | French Smiles

Veneers in Snellville | French Smiles

Your smile is one of your most powerful assets, a signature that leaves an indelible mark. If you’re seeking a dramatic improvement in your smile, dental veneers could be the transformative solution you’re looking for. 

Why Consider Veneers?

Dental veneers are a versatile solution for those seeking a cosmetic transformative improvement in their smile. They are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth, instantly correcting imperfections and providing a naturally beautiful appearance. Whether your goal is to enhance your smile’s aesthetics or to address specific dental concerns, veneers offer numerous compelling benefits:

  • Stubborn Discoloration: Veneers effectively cover stains that don’t respond to traditional whitening treatments, including discoloration from medications, root canal therapy, or aging.
  • Chipped or Broken Teeth: If you have chipped, cracked, or broken teeth, veneers can restore their natural shape and strength.
  • Uneven or Misaligned Teeth: Veneers can make teeth appear straighter and more evenly spaced, providing an orthodontic-like effect without braces.
  • Gaps Between Teeth: They are an excellent option for closing small gaps without orthodontic treatment.
  • Worn Teeth: For teeth worn down by grinding or acid erosion, veneers restore their shape, size, and youthful appearance.
  • Boosted Confidence: Veneers dramatically improve your smile’s aesthetics, often increasing self-esteem and confidence.


If you identify with these concerns or wish for a smile makeover, veneers could be the right solution.


At French Smiles, our expert team is dedicated to guiding you through this process with clarity and care. Let’s explore what you can expect on your journey to a radiant smile.

1. Initial Consultation: Your Journey Begins

The first step in the veneer process is the initial consultation. During this visit, the French Smiles team carefully evaluates your oral health and discusses your specific goals for your smile. This meeting is crucial because it allows us to assess your candidacy for veneers and align our understanding of the desired results.


To identify any underlying issues, we thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, including X-rays and digital imaging. If your teeth and gums are in good health, we’ll discuss the various veneer options available. We will discuss the number of veneers needed and their ideal placement, giving you a clearer vision of your new smile.

2. Preparation and Impressions: Laying the Foundation

Once you decide to proceed, the next step is to prepare your teeth. This step is vital to ensure the veneers fit seamlessly over your existing teeth. During this appointment, we may remove a very thin layer of enamel to make room for the veneers, which ensures a natural fit without adding bulk.


After your teeth are prepared, impressions are taken. Using high-precision molds, we capture your teeth’ exact shape and contour. This allows the dental lab to create custom veneers tailored to your smile. While waiting for your permanent veneers to be fabricated, we will provide temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth and give you a preview of what’s to come.

3. Fitting and Bonding: Bringing Your New Smile to Life

When your custom veneers are ready, you’ll return to French Smiles for the final fitting and bonding appointment. We meticulously check the veneers for color, shape, and fit during this visit. Adjustments are made to ensure they sit perfectly and blend naturally with your existing teeth.


The next step involves etching the surface of your teeth to create a better bonding surface. Special dental cement is then applied to the veneers, which are carefully placed over your prepared teeth. Once positioned, a curing light activates the cement, permanently securing the veneers.


After bonding, final adjustments are made to ensure your bite is perfect and your veneers feel comfortable and secure. The result is a transformed, confident smile that looks natural and bright.

4. Follow-Up Care: Ensuring Longevity

The journey to your new smile doesn’t end with the fitting. Proper follow-up care is crucial to ensure your veneers last as long as possible. At French Smiles, we recommend a follow-up visit a few weeks after your final appointment. This allows us to monitor how your veneers are settling and make any necessary adjustments.


Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential in addition to regular dental visits. Brush and floss each day to keep your gums healthy and prevent staining. While veneers are stain-resistant, it is best to minimize foods and drinks that cause discoloration. Using a non-abrasive toothpaste and wearing a mouthguard if you grind your teeth can also help preserve your veneers.

Choose Veneers at French Smiles in Snellville

A captivating smile awaits you! At French Smiles, we’re committed to making your journey to dental veneers smooth and rewarding. If you’re ready to achieve a radiant smile, schedule your initial consultation with us today. Let our expert team in Snellville provide you with the personalized, exceptional care you deserve. Start your transformation now, and let us bring out the brilliance in your smile!