In the first one, your dentist will inspect your teeth and check for fillings. A small amount of natural tooth material will have to be removed so that the veneer won’t look or feel bulky. You’re likely to be put under anesthesia so as to numb the pain. Preparation time varies among individuals depending on how damaged the tooth is. After, an impression will be made—this is made out of a putty-like material to make a mold of your mouth which helps your dental technician to know what veneer size and shape to make for you. Temporary veneers will be put until your next visit.
During the second appointment, temporaries are removed and the final veneer will be bonded using a special adhesive.
Downsides to Getting a Veneer Dental
Just like any dental procedures, it’s important to know some drawbacks to veneer dentals:
Getting a veneer is permanent since it removes a thin layer of enamel before a veneer can fit. Doing so makes the teeth move sensitive to heat and cold. Veneers are tough but they are thin.
Moreover, don’t think of veneers as the only solution for badly failing teeth. Always consult with your doctor if you really need one or an entirely different procedure.
Veneers are usually made out of porcelain or composite materials. While tough on their own, they are still vulnerable to chip and crack.
How Long Will a Veneer Dental Last?
On average, veneers should last up to 15 years. But just like your natural teeth, these can also chip or break. You can still get cavities under and around veneers, so be sure to keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing and flossing every day. To prevent breakage or chipping, avoid biting your nails or chewing on tough objects.