What Procedures You May Need Before Porcelain Veneers

Experts have hailed smile makeovers as one of the most extraordinary breakthroughs in dentistry for years; porcelain veneers are essential in a full smile makeover and can restore your former luster to those dazzling pearly whites. It’s not an all-powerful application; you may need certain procedures done beforehand to ensure that your candidacy for porcelain veneers remains. Depending on the state of your oral care, you may need the following:


The last thing that anyone wants to hear is that they need a tooth extraction, for any reason. Some dentists won’t put a new engine in an old car; namely, porcelain veneers into a mouth that’s not up to their oral hygiene or health standards. If you’re serious about your oral healthcare and wellbeing, you’ll be taking the long road and adhering to what your cos etic dentist says.

Root Canals

If a tooth is dead or close to being dead, they may encapsulate it within a porcelain veneer. To do so, they have to ensure the tooth is going to survive long enough to allow a porcelain veneer to stick. In this case, they may give you a root canal, which unfortunately extends the entire smile makeover process. Root canals are invasive, surgical procedures, and as such there will be an absolute ton of swelling. You’ll be back on the path to your new smile, once you’ve recovered.

Tooth Shaving

Your cosmetic dentist will shave your teeth in 99% of all cases of newly-acquired porcelain veneers. Your teeth aren’t shaped to handle porcelain veneers, and as such, your cosmetic dentist will use a took to shave down your teeth very minorly, allowing for a seamless application once your porcelain veneers return from the dental lab.

You’ll be given acrylic teeth to hold for the 2-4 weeks it takes to get your porcelain teeth back from the dental lab. At which point, you’ll go into your cosmetic dentists’ office to receive the final application. You will experience pressure, and absolutely no pain whatsoever. Pretty soon, you’ll be walking out with your brand new smile.

Gingivitis Care

Porcelain veneers conform to your teeth through shaving, but what about where they meet at the gum line? This hole in the security is where food can slip into if you’re not careful. Gingivitis can cause your gums to recede, opening up a perfect opportunity for your underlying tooth to rot. Proper dental hygiene is paramount for the longevity of your porcelain veneers.

Getting Used To Your New Teeth

This process doesn’t take form right away. It may take you weeks to get used to the feeling of your new porcelain veneers, but don’t worry: after a while, you won’t even notice that they are there. Even when thinking about it, you won’t be able to decipher how it feels to have porcelain veneers or your natural teeth. With the help of a proper cosmetic dentist, you can achieve that red carpet smile in little to no time at all.


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