Things to Know About Dental Veneers Before Getting Them

If you’ve decided to get veneers, it’s an exciting feeling, to know your smile is going to change for the better. For some, it builds self-esteem and for others, helps in the workplace with jobs like modeling, acting, and sales. Our office has put veneers on for all sorts of reasons. In making such a big decision, take your time learning what’s involved. The most important part of having veneers put on is having them done by an office that has experience, credibility, and a proven track record.

Before the Procedure

Leading up to your main appointment there will be X-rays of your teeth. Scanned to make sure you don’t have any teeth in your gums that try to pop up later as well as remove any cavities and tooth decay. You will begin designing that new smile. The next appointment is where you will have your teeth filed down into smaller versions.

Any cavities or decay remaining is removed. It’s important to know only a veneer can replace a veneer. You decide how white you want to go as well as the size of the teeth. You’ll receive a trial version of the veneers for a few days to get comfortable with the feeling and make sure it’s a match.

After Receiving Your Dental Veneers

Following the final veneer procedure, it will be a little uncomfortable as your mouth adjusts to the new hardware. From here forward, it’s going to be of the utmost importance you maintain good oral health. Your veneers are not problem-free. Just because they can’t get a cavity doesn’t mean your teeth inside them can’t. You have a very small amount of tooth left under them. Something as small as a cavity can be detrimental and lead to needing a surgical implant or even a denture.

Educate yourself online or by contacting our office. There are certain foods that you need to avoid as well as toothpaste, mouthwashes, and health conditions, like grinding of the teeth at night. If you would like full disclosure of the information needed following veneer placement, please give our office a call. We can set up an appointment and be sure to ask about having your veneers polished.

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