January 30, 2021
Are you ready to transform your teeth with veneers? You’re making an excellent decision to achieve the smile of your dreams. Your cosmetic dentist in Salinas can provide drastic results in as few as 2 appointments. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare your teeth for bonding and attach temporary veneers until you return for your final appointment to have your permanent ones bonded in place. Although it may seem unnecessary, your temporary restorations serve a valuable purpose. Here’s the role they play in your treatment plan.
Benefits of Temporary Veneers
Your dentist will need to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to ensure your veneers sit flush. After your teeth have been prepared, your cosmetic dentist will take impressions of your mouth, which are used to create your final restorations. The dental lab will carefully craft them to match your exact specifications, which can take a couple of weeks. Temporary veneers are attached to your teeth in the meantime, which offers several advantages:
- Try on your new smile.
Porcelain veneers in Salinas are an investment, so you want to feel assured you’re making the right choice for your smile. Your interim veneers allow you to try on your new smile to ensure it’s the right fit. You’ll get used to how they feel and look before receiving your final ones. Since they can last for decades with the right aftercare, you’ll feel confident in the decision you’re making to reach your aesthetic goals.
2. Provide your dentist with a map.
Your dentist will use your temporary veneers to create a map to make certain your permanent ones are exactly what you need. They can adjust them to ensure accuracy to reduce the likeliness of chips, cracks, and other complications. Your dentist will pinpoint any areas of weakness to improve them to safeguard your new smile.
3. Protect your teeth.
After etching the surfaces of your teeth, they will be left vulnerable to sensitivity and harmful bacteria. Your short-term veneers provide a layer of protection for your underlying teeth while minimizing any discomfort while eating or drinking.
Caring for Temporary Veneers
Although they will only be in place for a couple of weeks, your temporary veneers require special care until they are removed. Here’s how to best maintain them:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to clean your teeth at least twice daily.
- Use high-quality floss to clean between each tooth every night.
- Don’t bite into anything too hard.
- Don’t eat anything sticky.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools.
Enjoy a Picture-Perfect Smile
Temporary veneers are only a small step in your journey to enjoying a radiant smile. Protect your investment by caring for them until your personalized veneers are in place.
About Dr. Raissi
Dr. Raissi has over 2 decades of experience creating healthy, beautiful smiles. Although he specializes in endodontics, he is also trained in elective procedures, like veneers. If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
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