Things To Consider When Getting Veneers

Being unfortunate enough to have a severely compromised smile can be one of the most embarrassing cosmetic issues that any people will face. Having a poor smile can severely degrade a person's attractiveness and it can lead to them having serious self-confidence issues when speaking in front of groups. Veneers are among the quickest and easiest solutions for repairing a host of different types of tooth damage.

Know The Cosmetic Issues That Veneers Can Correct

Due to the fact that veneers will be placed over a tooth, people will often assume that this treatment is exclusively limited to those that need to have their damaged teeth reinforced. However, a veneer will not provide much in the way of structural support. Rather, this is a purely cosmetic treatment. Often, this procedure is used when a patient has suffered minor chipping and cracking on their teeth as a way of restoring the natural shape of the tooth. Additionally, veneers can be a great option for individuals that have teeth that are too discolored for whitening treatments.

Understand That Having Veneers Placed On Your Teeth Will Require Several Sessions

It is often assumed that the dentist will be able to quickly put the veneers over the teeth. As a result, individuals may assume that getting their veneers will only take a single session. Yet, it can actually take patient several trips to the dentist for their veneers to be fully installed. Much of this delay will stem from the fact that the veneers will be custom-made to fit your teeth. Also, patients will need to have a small amount of enamel removed before the veneer is placed. To help manage patient discomfort, many dentists will limit the number of teeth that are done in a single sitting. When you first start this process, your dentist will explain the number of sessions that will be needed, and you should make sure that you attend all of these scheduled sessions to minimize any delays in getting your veneers.

Give Yourself Time To Adjust To Your New Veneers

Once your veneers have been fully placed, you may find that you will need a couple of days to fully adjust to the sensation of wearing these dental coverings. During this time, you may find that speaking clearly is slightly more difficult than normal. Additionally, it can be easier to accidentally bite your tongue or cheek during these days. While you will quickly adjust to this sensation, you may want to practice speaking and chewing during these days so that you can adjust as quickly as possible.

Contact a cosmetic dentistry office for more information and assistance.