Fitting a veneer/crown requires at least two appointments. During your first visit, the tooth is prepared, an impression or mould is made of the tooth, and a temporary veneer/crown is placed over the prepared tooth. This means you can eat/drink/ work/socialize as normal during this 2 week phase. It may be worth avoiding foods with a strong colorant such as turmeric (found in curries) during this period. At the second visit, the temporary is removed and the final work is adjusted and cemented into place. A “Bridge” can be used to fill larger gaps and also requires at least two appointments.