If you’re planning on receiving dental veneers, you might wonder why you need to wear a temporary set. Can’t you go ahead and get the permanent versions now? What’s the point of wearing these other ones?
There are good reasons to get temporary veneers from your New Orleans dentist. Read on to learn what they are, why they’re needed, and what to expect while wearing them.
What Are Temporary Veneers?
As the name suggests, temporary veneers are a temporary solution. Since it can take the lab artisans several weeks to perfectly craft your permanent ones, this allows you to eat, smile, and go about your day-to-day activities as you usually would. Remember, a sliver of your enamel will be removed in preparation for your new and improved smile, so we want to protect your teeth in the meantime. Don’t worry – the temporary set can be easily removed when your permanent ones are ready.
Why Do I Need to Wear Them?
One of the biggest benefits of temporary veneers is that they allow you to experience your new and improved smile. After all, you want to make sure you love them, right? Going through your day-to-day life with them will allow you experience your new bite, smile, and even speaking patterns before the permanent ones are in place.
Other reasons for wearing them include:
- Protection: Veneer preparation involves removing some enamel from your teeth, which can make them sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks. Temporary veneers act as a protective barrier to reduce teeth sensitivity.
What to Expect from Temporary Veneers
Because temporary veneers do not leave gaps between teeth, you shouldn’t try to floss around them. Otherwise, you risk damaging them or causing them to pop off.
Additionally, temporary veneers are often a little thicker on your teeth. That being the case, you may experience some slight discomfort while chewing or speaking for a few days as you adjust.
Stay away from hard, sticky, chewy, or crunchy foods during your trial period, as these can damage a temporary veneer. You should also avoid food with color additives that would stain your teeth.
Sometimes a temporary veneer may fall off. If this occurs, visit your dentist immediately to have them reapplied.
As you can see, temporary veneers ensure that the final product will meet your dental needs. So, be patient while wearing them — they’ll make your permanent veneers all the better!
About the Practice
Camenzuli Dental Excellence is a New Orleans, LA dental practice. As led by Dr. Camenzuli, they prioritize patient comfort above everything else. Their treatments encompass preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, all while providing excellent results and convenience at every turn. Given their commitment to natural and functional smiles, they always strive to improve lives with great oral health. For more information or to schedule an appointment, they can be reached at their website or by phone at (504)-895-3400.