Cosmetic Dentistry |3 min read

Veneers Before and After: How to Get a Preview of Your New Smile

Have you ever wondered what your dream smile could look like?

So many times, we have patients come in with stained, chipped, missing, broken-down, or simply not satisfied with the appearance of their front teeth and ask what can be done to improve them.

In many of these scenarios, ceramic veneers are a great, viable option!

Dental veneers are able to correct the following features of your front teeth to give you the smile you’ve always wanted:

  • Shape
  • Contours
  • Length
  • Width
  • Color

But it’s daunting committing to procedures before knowing exactly what the end result will be like.

Using totally reversible techniques, you’ll be able to see what your veneers could look like without altering your teeth. 

Keep reading to find out how it’s done.

Step 1: Creating your model

Diagnostic veneer model and diagnostic veneer wax-up to show patients a preview of their smile.

First, we’ll take impressions of your mouth and create diagnostic models.

Dr. Robert Walker will discuss your smile goals and what you’re looking to achieve esthetically.

This involves taking all of your facial features into consideration for the most authentic result, including:

  • Face shape
  • Skin tone
  • Eye color
  • Lip shape
  • Gum length
  • Tooth shape
  • Tooth length

He’ll also perform a thorough assessment of your oral health and bite, which contributes to long-lasting veneers.

Step 2: Making the wax-up stent

Patient trying on veneers before and after.

After your consultation, we’ll turn your diagnostic model into a diagnostic wax-up, with your input on how you want your teeth to look.

A stent is fabricated from the wax-up and can transfer the wax-up directly into your mouth for you to try on directly.

Step 3: Preview your new smile

Patient smiling before and after putting veneers wax-up in.
With the wax-up in your mouth, you’re able to see what your smile could look like before we even start.

These steps are 100% reversible.

And if you’re not completely satisfied with how it looks, we’ll take out the temporary wax-up to make them to your liking – and there’s absolutely no damage to your natural teeth.

This means you’ll experience:

  • No drilling
  • No numbing
  • No long hours in the dental chair

You won’t have to wonder what your veneers could look like again!

Dr. Walker has years of experience in transforming the smiles – and lives – of many patients. Check out our Smile Gallery for inspiration!

Want to see what your smile could look like with dental veneers in Chandler, AZ?

Upgrading your smile doesn’t have to be stressful.

Dr. Walker is able to craft your brand new veneers or replace existing ones to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

His cosmetic dentistry experience earned him a Fellowship in the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies… This text opens a new tab to the LVI Global website…, which less than 2% of dentists have achieved worldwide.

Our office values open communication.

We’ll spend time getting to know you and your smile goals, as well as consider your unique facial features to create a smile that’s one-of-a-kind.

Schedule your consultation at Robert F. Walker Jr., DDS now!

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Our office is located in Chandler, AZ… This text opens a new tab to our location on Google… and serves patients from Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, and Tempe.


Editor’s note: This post was originally published in September 2021 and has been completely revamped for comprehensiveness and timeliness.

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