Traditional veneers require more prepping and drilling on your natural teeth. Prepping your teeth and removing tooth structure weakens the tooth before strengthening it again with the bonded porcelain veneers. The restored teeth will look very natural and beautiful as well; however this process is irreversible and the teeth are permanently altered.
Before you receive your permanent veneer you will first receive a temporary restoration. This is not as sturdy as the permanent version, so you should be careful when cleaning and eating. You should brush the area gently and should not pull up on the tooth when flossing because it could become dislodged. The same goes for eating. You should avoid sticky or chewy foods while you have the temporary in.
When the veneer is placed it may feel a little awkward for a few days. Your mouth needs to adjust to the new tooth, and it should feel like one of your natural tooth in less than a week. If your bite feels abnormal in any way, you should let your dentist know. When brushing and flossing you should pay close attention to the area between the veneer and the tooth at the gum line.
Unique to every patient and teeth form, Lumineers or Traditional-prep Veneers may be the best technique to give you the optimal smile for a lifetime.
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