If you want a versatile solution to tooth discoloration, chips, cracks, and other common cosmetic flaws that impact the smile, consider porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry solution that makes smile makeovers possible; sometimes all of a smile’s flaws can be eliminated with porcelain veneers alone. Dr. Brian K. Bell and his team have achieved many great results thanks to porcelain veneers.
After getting porcelain veneers placed, Bell Dental patients may notice a bit of an adjustment period. The team at our Lake Jackson, TX dental practice would like to consider the reasons for this adjustment period, how long it lasts, and what you can do to address it.
To understand why there may be issues after getting porcelain veneers, let’s first note the process of placing veneers. First, the teeth at prepped, which means just a small amount of tooth enamel is removed to accommodate the veneer. After impressions are taken, the veneer is crafted at an off-site dental lab. The finished veneers are then adhered into place.
As you see, the replacement of natural tooth structure with the veneer can lead to a few issues, and may take just a little getting used to.
Some common issues patients notice after getting porcelain veneers include:
For most patients, the adjustment period for porcelain veneers lasts about two weeks. There will be gradual improvements in these issues each day during this brief adjustment process.
After two weeks have passed, most patients should feel just fine with their porcelain veneers in place. They will hardly notice that they have undergone cosmetic dental work.
Two weeks isn’t too long, and the issues people experienced during this time are minimal. However, we do have some tips on what you can do to adjust to your porcelain veneers a bit faster.
If you continue to experience problems with your veneers after two weeks, be sure to speak about these issues with your dentist. The matter can be looked into in more detail.
For more information about porcelain veneers and whether or not they are an ideal option for you, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. We at Bell Dental are here to help. You can reach our office by phone at (281) 306-5267.