At our South 40 Dental, Sexsmith location, we offer dental veneers and lumineers to our patients.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin porcelain covers, which are custom made to fit precisely over your existing teeth to improve their appearance. A single veneer can be placed to fix a single damaged or misaligned tooth or many veneers can be placed to create a full mouth restoration.
Lumineers are very thinly shaped porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. Due to lumineers being very thin, it allows us to minimize the preparation of the tooth to create a healthy smile.
Before you receive your permanent veneer, you will first receive a temporary restoration. This is not as sturdy as the permanent version, so you should be careful when cleaning and eating. You should brush the area gently and should not pull up on the tooth when flossing because it could become dislodged. The same goes for eating.
You should avoid sticky or chewy foods while you have the temporary in. There may be some sensitivity and irritation after the temporary or permanent is placed. This is normal and will subside after the soft tissue heals. Rinsing your mouth with salt water and taking Advil or Tylenol will help with any pain.