If you want to enhance the appearance of your smile, there are numerous cosmetic dentistry options to consider. Porcelain veneers are the most versatile comsetic dentistry procedures. Minerva, OH cosmetic dentists Dr. Stephen C. Dowell and Dr. Byron Rossi have been able to achieve total smile makeovers using porcelain veneers alone in some cases.
Patients often ask us if there is an adjustment period after getting porcelain veneers placed. There is, but it is temporary and generally quite simple. The team at Dowell Dental Group would like to cover the basics of these issues right now.
The reason there is an adjustment period for porcelain veneers has everything to do with how they are placed. During the procedure, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed from the front surface of a tooth. The veneer is then adhered onto the prepped tooth, essentially replacing the old enamel structure.
Since some of the tooth enamel is removed to accommodate the veneer, patients will often experience the following temporary side effects:
Generally speaking, the above side effects to getting porcelain veneers should only last about two weeks, with improvements experienced day to day. By the end of about two weeks, patients will feel fully adjusted to their veneers.
To help with the adjustment process and minimize the mild side effects noted above, we recommend the following:
If you still experience problems with your porcelain veneers after two weeks and notice no improvements, it’s important that you discuss these matters with your dentist. This could indicate an underlying health issue that impacts your dental health requiring professional attention.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and why they are such a popular option for enhancing smiles, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. The team at Dowell Dental Group can help you smile with greater confidence. You can reach our practice by phone at (330) 868-5001.