How To Prepare For Veneer Installation

If you're thinking about getting veneers, you are probably very excited. If you have seen the results others have had, you know that veneers can be a very effective treatment for correcting any dental issues you have. However, you may be wondering what to expect during the entire process. Take a closer look at what you can expect from your installation procedure.

Oral Health Preparation 

As part of the preparation for veneers. A full dental examination will be done. You must be in good oral health before the installation of veneers. Your dentist will check to make sure that you do not have any cavities or gum disease that will impact the installation of your veneers. If issues are found, they will be dealt with before your veneers are installed.

Food Preparation

At first, you will have temporary veneers installed. When you have these temporary veneers installed you will not be able to eat some of the foods that you normally would. Hard foods are something that you will need to avoid. You will need to eat a softer diet. Make sure that you put meal preparation plans in place, so you can get the best meals possible. Take some time off work if you can. This will help you to fully recover.

Installing Veneers

At your first appointment with your dentist, your teeth will be prepared. This is when the temporary veneers will be installed. Your dentist will remove a small bit of your enamel. An impression will then be taken off your teeth to prepare them for the fitting of veneers.

Permanent veneers are usually fitted within two weeks. At this time, your temporary veneers will be removed and permanent ones will be installed.

After the Procedure

It is normal to feel some discomfort after veneers have been installed. Your teeth and gums may be sensitive for a while. Your doctor will usually recommend that you take over-the-counter medication for your discomfort. 

Not long after, your mouth is going to be feeling a lot better. However, some people do take a while to get used to the feeling of having veneers. This is also normal and you should be patient and give yourself time to adjust.

As you can see, installing veneers is a process. Once you know what to expect and ask your doctor questions about any concerns you may have, you will be well on your way to having a smile you can be proud of.

Contact a local cosmetic dental service to learn more.