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3 Things You Should Know About Veneers Before Getting Them

March 23, 2023

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Have you ever wished that you could completely transform your smile, almost overnight? That you could undo years of discoloration, chips, cracks, or misalignment with just one treatment? If you have, then there’s good news: veneers can do that for you!

Within as little as two appointments, veneers can completely transform your smile for the better. That said, there are some things that are worth knowing before getting them. Here are a few examples.

1. They’re Semi-Permanent

When you get your veneers, your dentist will need to remove a microscopic amount of your enamel. That means that your teeth will be considerably less protected, causing a sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.

Your veneers can protect your tooth from that sensitivity, but the upshot is that you’ll need to have them for the rest of your life. That means replacing your veneers when they break, and re-adhering them quickly if they fall off.

2. Temporaries

Your veneers will need to be crafted across at least two appointments. The first will be when your dentist will design your veneers, and remove that tiny sliver of enamel. They’ll then send these specifications off to a lab to be milled before the second appointment, where they’ll place the completed veneers on your teeth.

In between those two appointments, your dentist will give you a set of temporary veneers to protect your enamel. These will be made of acrylic and are designed to look like your permanent set to give you a sense of how it’ll feel to wear them.

However, these temporary veneers are adhered with a much weaker cement than your permanent ones will be, meaning that most patients need to adopt a soft food diet for the two weeks or so that they’re wearing them.

3. Regular Care

Just like your natural teeth, veneers need to be taken care of to keep them looking their best. You should brush them twice a day and floss them daily, just like you would your natural smile.

However, it’s worth noting that veneers aren’t quite as hard as your enamel, so abrasive toothpaste can leave scratches behind on them. You should also avoid whitening toothpaste, as the chemicals used in them can potentially weaken the bonding agent on your veneers.

Still, your veneers are very durable and can give you the smile you’ve always been looking for. Keep these tips in mind, and they’ll be able to do that for years to come!

About Our Practice

At Newton Corner Dental Care, we combine comfort, compassion, and the latest techniques in oral medicine to offer our patients impeccable dental care that they can’t find anywhere else! If you need a checkup, restoration, or to completely transform your smile for the better, we have the skills necessary to help you, and a mastery of the technology that can make your treatment as good as it can be.

If you have any questions about veneers, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (617) 332-6232.

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