(Ceramic Veneers; Porcelain Veneers; Resin-Based Composite Veneers; Acrylic Veneers)
Reasons for Procedure
- Chipped or worn
- Slightly crooked or uneven
- Sensitivity to hot and cold—This usually goes away after a few days.
- Veneer may chip or crack—Veneers are strong, but they are also brittle. You should not put excessive strain on them, such as biting your fingernails or chewing ice.
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- What you do not like about your teeth, such as discoloration or slight crookedness
- What you want your teeth to look like
- Whether you are a candidate for veneers
- Which kind of veneers are right for you
Description of the Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Follow your dentist's instructions to care for your veneers. This may include:
- Do not put too much strain on your teeth, such as by biting your fingernails or chewing ice.
- Avoid substances that may stain your veneers, like coffee, tea, or red wine.
- You can return to your regular oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth twice each day and floss between your teeth at least once a day.
- Your dentist will schedule regular visits to inspect your veneers and polish them if needed.
|Floss between your teeth at least once a day.|
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