What You Should Know Before Getting Veneers

Based on the survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 48 percent of adults in the United States say that a smile is an individual’s most unforgettable trait. This is why you should invest in your dental health. Factors such as aging and poor oral hygiene usually take the brightness away from your smile. With veneers, you can have beautiful teeth again. If you are thinking about getting veneers soon, here’s what you should know.


Veneers are thin ceramic dental shells that are tailor-made for each patient. They attach to the front part of your teeth. If you work with your dentist in maintaining your veneers, you can have them for decades. They are usually made of porcelain, tinted to have the right shade to complement your skin tone. The latest technology allows these dental appliances to be as translucent as natural teeth. Your smile then looks more natural. Veneers are suitable for mismatched, short, stained, chipped, cracked, or deteriorated teeth.


Dental experts say that when you decide to get veneers, expect to go through multiple procedures. It will take two to three appointments and about two weeks. The process starts with your consultation. Your orthodontist will check your smile and see if you are a good candidate for veneers. You will then talk about the procedures necessary to prepare your teeth.

Your orthodontist will shave off a thin part of the enamel from the front part of your teeth. Then impressions of your upper and lower set of teeth will be taken. Your dental specialist will use them to make a temporary set of veneers that you must wear in the meantime. The temporary veneers allow you to decide on certain changes that you want. When your permanent veneers are done, your dentist will remove your temporary veneers and apply adhesive to your teeth. After your orthodontic expert installs your brand-new veneers, you can go home and enjoy them.

Care and Maintenance

After you get your permanent veneers, expect your mouth to be a bit sore for days. The adhesive may cause some sensitivity in your teeth. The aching is normal, but you can take some pain relievers until your mouth heals completely. Brushing twice and flossing once every day will help extend the life of your new smile. Experts say that you can keep your veneers for 15 to 25 years with proper maintenance. Replacing them is necessary by the time they get worn out.

Right Candidate

You should see your orthodontist for evaluation if you are interested in getting veneers. You cannot have these dental appliances if you have the following:

  • Gum disease.

  • Severe tooth damage.

  • Underbite or overbite.

  • Bruxism.

  • Crowding of teeth.

  • Poor oral health.

Dental veneers can give you the beautiful, unforgettable smile you deserve. At Orange Door Dental Group, we guide our patients through the necessary procedures in getting dental veneers. Please visit our offices in Elkhart or Warsaw, Indiana, for a one-on-one consultation. That way, we can answer your questions regarding our packages for dental veneers.

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