Tips For Dealing With Your Temporary Veneers

If you are considering dental veneers as a way to fix your teeth, you may not be aware that temporary veneers will have to be worn for a couple weeks while the permanent veneers are being made. The temporary veneers can give you some problems that you won't have when your actual veneers are installed, but knowing how to deal with them will help you get by until then.

Check In With The Dentist

If something feels off with your temporary veneers, do not assume that it is because they are not the finished product. Temporary veneers are supposed to feel and look like the real deal. The good news is that temporary veneers have been designed to be easily removed, adjusted, and shaped, and you shouldn't have to deal with issues such as discomfort while wearing them. They may not be as durable as the finished veneers, but there are some adjustments that can be made.

Avoid Certain Foods

The veneers may be temporary, but you should still take care of them so they look good in social situations. Since temporary veneers are made with a different material than the permanent veneers, there is additional care you need to be aware of. That's because it is possible for the temporary veneers to stain or chip much easier when eating.

Avoid eating the following things to prevent accidental damage:

  • Sticky foods (i.e. raisin or caramel)
  • Tough meats
  • Wine
  • Soda
  • Hard candies
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Nuts

In addition, be aware that your teeth will be sensitive than usual when eating cold or hot foods and beverages.

Perform Careful Maintenance

Your temporary veneers can be installed as a solid piece, or as multiple pieces. Be careful when using dental floss, and do not try to floss between temporary veneer sections that are very close together. You run the risk of pulling the veneer right off your tooth if you do. You should use a toothbrush that has soft bristles when brushing to prevent damage as well.

Avoid Bad Habits

It's easy to fall back into old habits involving your teeth, such as using them to open something like a plastic bag or bite your nails. This is because veneers are more easily susceptible to becoming damaged.  You should avoid smoking cigarettes or cigars because of how they can easily stain the temporary veneers.

Thankfully, the finished version of your veneers will be much stronger than the temporary veneers, and you will not have to worry about these problems anymore. If you're thinking about getting veneers, consider contacting local dentists to check which may provide cosmetic dental services.