While it’s true that dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, one of the questions we’re often asked is“How are veneers done?” 

We all have qualms about our looks, and for many people, it’s the appearance of their teeth that makes them unhappy. Some people worry that their teeth are small and pointy, while others are concerned about gaps between their teeth. No matter what you dislike about your teeth, dental veneers can help give you the smile you’ve always wanted. 

So, how are veneers done

Before getting stuck into the nitty-gritty of the dental veneers procedure, let’s briefly explain what veneers are and what dental issues they treat. 


What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are ultra-thin custom shells of tooth-coloured material applied to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They are synonymous with smile-makeovers and provide a dazzling smile in as few as two dental visits. 

Veneers are a type of dental restoration like a dental crown or a filling. However, they are a restoration of choice because they are minimally invasive and retain most of the natural tooth structure.

The preferred choice of material for veneers is porcelain because of its durability, strength, and natural-looking appearance. 



What dental issues can porcelain veneers treat?

  • Teeth that are chipped, cracked or broken
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth with internal discolouring that do not respond to teeth whitening
  • Slightly misaligned or uneven teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down

So, now we’re all clear about what veneers are and what issues they treat, let’s look at the dental veneers procedure. 


How are veneers done?

Veneers fit over the front of natural teeth giving the appearance of a healthy smile without having to visit an orthodontist or undergo teeth whitening. Depending on where veneers are applied, they can cover up a slight imperfection such as a gap between teeth or completely revamp your smile to make it glossy, white and even.

Traditionally, getting veneers done would require at least two dental visits, involving a dentist and a dental technician, not to mention messy alginate impressions, interim temporary veneers and a final visit to fit the permanent veneers.

That’s all well and good, but imagine if you could have your dental veneers done in just a day? 

Well, now you can. 

We use advanced CEREC technology that enables our dentists to design, create and fit custom porcelain veneers in a single dental appointment. This innovative technology saves patients time and provides a more pleasant experience. What’s more, the results will last for over a decade if you take good care of your new veneers and your oral health.

CEREC has taken the dentistry world by storm by enabling the veneers process to be done in one short session. You could even fit it into a lunch break.


So, how are dental veneers done with CEREC?

  • The dentist prepares the teeth to be covered by veneers the same way they would for standard dental veneers by removing a thin layer of tooth enamel. This procedure ensures the veneer sits flush within the smile without impacting the bite and roughens the tooth surface to help the veneers adhere. 

But from this point, things are very different.


What happens next?

With CEREC, our dentists carry out the entire porcelain veneers process on-site and within one day. The inside of your mouth is scanned with a powerful camera that captures detailed 3D images of the many angles of your teeth and gums. 

The procedure takes seconds and all without a local anaesthetic or anything else.  From here, the images are fed to a computer that analyses the data and designs custom porcelain veneers perfectly suited to you. 

The next stage is where the magic happens … or, so we like to think. The state-of-the-art CEREC milling machine takes a single block of porcelain, coloured to match your natural teeth, and with precision, mills an exquisite replica of the design the software has created. 

And that’s it!

Your new dental veneers are now ready to be bonded to your teeth in what is a super-fast, hassle-free cosmetic procedure. The dentist tries the veneers on for size, shape, and fit before bonding them securely in place with a strong dental adhesive. 

All that’s left is to check your bite, ask you to sit up and pass you a mirror so you can admire your beautiful new smile. 


So to recap – how porcelain veneers are done – while you wait 


Step 1 – Scan

Say goodbye to discomfort when getting teeth impressions. Digital scanning is quick and easy and over in seconds.


Step 2 – Design

Innovative software designs porcelain veneers perfectly suited to you. 

process dental veneers treatment pyrmont


Step 3 –  Create 

A block of porcelain is placed inside the milling machine and creates a bespoke veneer in around 6 minutes.


Step 4 – Finish

The veneer is tried on for size and cemented firmly into place.


Are you ready for porcelain veneers?

There’s no need to put up with a smile that makes you feel unhappy. Porcelain veneers can transform your smile for the better and improve your confidence. 

Why not schedule a consultation with the experienced, friendly dentists at Sydney Laser Dental Care. We can assess your teeth to see if dental veneers are a suitable treatment for you and discuss your best options. 

We love creating new smiles, and we’d love to help with yours. We’re currently offering a special deal on veneers packages, and we’d hate for you to miss out.

Pyrmont: (02) 9158 6213
Illawong: (02) 9158 6756
Sylvania Waters: (02) 9159 6083