1. At the first visit a general check up of your mouth is undertaken and your tooth/teeth assessed for placement of a crown/bridge/veneer. If everything is favourable , the tooth is prepared under local anaesthetic, and an impression is taken and a temporary crown is placed. The temporary restoration is tooth coloured and hardly noticeable as a temporary. Patients are advised to avoid eating sticky foods like toffees and chewing gum while the temporary is in place and to floss very carefully in order not to dislodge the temporary. The length of the first visit is 1Hr for a single unit and will be longer for more units. Your impressions are then sent off to the dental lab in Auckland, where your crown will be hand made by a NZDC Registered Dental Technician.
2. The second visit is two weeks later, at which point the temporary is removed under local anaesthetic and the fit of the crown is checked. If all is well, the crown will then be bonded and the bite checked. The second visit will be 30 minutes long.
Porcelain Veneers(Lab manufactured Porcelain, 2 x 3 hour visits, 2 weeks apart) , view before and after pictures here.