June 16, 2023
While browsing tagged photos of you and your friends on social media, you notice dental issues affecting your smile that prevent it from looking as lovely as theirs. There are many cosmetic treatments that can fix this, including veneers. Porcelain veneers offer a solution to discoloration and chips as well as alignment issues and misshapen teeth. This simple process takes two appointments, starting with temporary veneers. Learn the difference between permanent and temporary veneers and why they’re essential for restoring your smile.
Temporary vs. Permanent Veneers: What’s the Difference?
Upon deciding on veneers with your dentist, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled. During this visit, a small amount of enamel will be gently removed from your teeth, promoting better veneer adhesion and seamless integration with your natural smile.
As your permanent veneers are crafted, you’ll receive temporary ones, usually taking a few weeks. These temporaries can be made from dental wax, resin, or acrylic composite. Keep in mind, temporary veneers may not perfectly match your natural teeth color and are less durable than permanent ones. Your dentist will use minimal dental cement to secure them temporarily, usually for a few weeks.
Why Do I Need Temporary Veneers?
To grasp the difference between temporary and permanent veneers, it’s vital to understand their purpose. Temporary veneers protect your teeth by covering the thin layer of removed enamel, shielding them from discomfort and sensitivity to acidic, cold, hot, or sugary foods and drinks during the interim period.
Furthermore, after enamel removal, your teeth may temporarily look different. Temporary veneers play a crucial role in restoring a natural appearance during this phase. They also serve as a preview, giving you a glimpse of how your permanent veneers will look and feel. This allows you to provide feedback to your dentist and request adjustments before the final placement if necessary.
Having understood the reasons for temporary veneers, maintain them well until your permanent ones are ready. This ensures a healthy and beautiful smile!
About the Practice
Do you have a chipped, cracked, gapped, misshapen, or discolored smile that you wish you could improve? Dr. Kenneth J. Canzoneri is here to help. He takes pride in helping individuals maintain their smiles. He works with a trusted dental lab, which crafts thin porcelain shells that seamlessly fit your natural teeth, achieving your desired smile. To make an appointment or for more details on porcelain veneer, visit Dr. Canzoneri’s website or call his office at (626) 446-1679.
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