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What To Expect When Having Dental Veneers Put On

If your dentist has determined that you should have veneers put on one or more of your teeth, you want to learn about the process. This will help you to be better prepared for your appointment and know what you can expect during and after the procedure. This article will help you understand what veneers are, the process for getting them and what to expect afterward.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are coverings for your natural teeth that are made in a dental lab. They are designed to fit in your mouth, according to your own specific bite. The materials used will be matched to the color of your natural teeth so they aren't noticeable. However, if you are getting veneers on your teeth due to issues with discoloration, then the veneers will be made to give you the color and shade of teeth you desire.

The dentist will grind your teeth to make enough room for the veneers to fit, then they will take an impression of your mouth, which will be sent to the lab and used to make a model of your teeth and gums. The teeth that are going to have veneers put on them will be cut out of the model so they can be removed when needed. The veneers will be built on them individually. Then, the model teeth and veneers will be put back in the model where the technician will open and close it to make sure the veneers fit perfectly. Once they pass inspection, they will get sent to your dentist.

What is the process for getting veneers put on?

Once the veneers come in, the dentist will have you come in to have them put on. They will use an acid to give the surfaces of the teeth a rough texture. This will help the cementing material to adhere better. They will then put the cementing material on the teeth and put the veneers on. They will make sure they are situated correctly and may ask you to open and close your mouth several times to check your bite. Once all the veneers are in place, the dentist will give a final look and you will be on your way. 

What should you expect afterward?

Your teeth may feel a little sensitive after you have the veneers put on, but you shouldn't really have any pain. Any discomfort you do experience should only be seen after the first appointment when the dentist did some grinding to your teeth, and even this will be minimal. You can begin eating normally and caring for your teeth how you always do as soon as you leave the dentist.

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