Dental veneers are tiny shells placed on the surface of the tooth that will improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers can correct teeth discoloration, stained teeth, gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, and other minor cosmetic issues.
In order for dental veneers to be placed, the dentist will have to trim your natural teeth so that the veneer fits properly, and bonds successfully to the tooth.
Veneers are very durable, and they are a permanent treatment since the trimming of the tooth is irreversible. They can last up to 20 years if they are properly taken care of, with regular dental check-ups and adequate oral hygiene.
What Happens After Getting Dental Veneers?
Right after your dentist has finished placing your dental veneers, it is normal that you might feel a degree of sensitivity in your teeth. This usually lasts for a few days after the procedure, slowly fading away. This is due to the enamel trimming done before the veneers were bonded.
You might also feel a weird sensation for a while after getting the veneers. And it is perfectly normal since now you basically have to get used to a set of new teeth. The texture of the veneers might also take some getting used to. But in general, porcelain veneers are very thin and comfortable to have, it’s just a matter of getting used to them.
Your dentist will set another appointment with you after a week or so to check how the integration is working, and if your gums are healthy and free of irritation.
Can Dental Veneers Be Changed?
Yes, veneers can be changed and should be changed if the patient experiences any issues with the natural tooth, or if the veneers get cracked or chipped. In case you suffer an accident or any other condition that requires your veneers to be changed, your dentist will be able to advise you best on how to proceed next.
To make sure your dental veneers last for as much as possible, practice brushing, flossing, and rinsing every day, twice a day. Just as you would with your natural teeth.
If the bacteria in the mouth is not cleaned, they can affect the gums and the natural tooth underneath the veneer.
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Brett Blacher DDS is a dentist in Lombard, Illinois. We offer a wide range of services and dental technology and can help you with almost any dental problem.