Getting veneers in Asia: Day 2 – Getting my teeth ready

Day 0: Choosing a clinic

Day 1: First treatment

So the next step was go back to the clinic to make my teeth ready for the veneers that were being made. Getting the teeth ready means that you have to remove some of the natural part of the tooth exterior to have the veneers fit and not take up too much space. So it looked like I was in for a long date with Mr. Toot filer..

Don’t worry, it didn’t actually look like the image. I’d like to point out that Rose Dental Clinic had modern western equipment and very well trained staff with international dentistry degrees.

The treatment started with Dr. Trung placing a few cotton swabs dipped in some mysterious liquid under my gums. It didn’t take long before my mouth was transformed to the likes of a drooling village idiot and felt completely sedated.

Then he started filing away on my teeth. It didn’t hurt at all, and took about an hour. The hardest part was actually to have my mouth open during the procedure. But at least it was completely painless and I could tell he was a skilled professional. After the treatment, my teeth looked a lot smaller (and definitely like the village idiot I felt like during sedation).

We scheduled an appointment for the following day to come back to veneer fitting. They also fitted me with temporary veneers to wear until the next appointment. However, those weren’t secured very well and they started to come off within two hours of leaving the clinic.

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