It is pretty amazing just how much of a difference dental veneers can make when you have imperfections in your smile. The procedure is straightforward, recovery is easy, and the end results are nothing short of amazing for most patients. Here are a few things to expect after the procedure.
Recovery After Initial Veneer Placement
The recovery after getting your new dental veneers should go pretty smoothly, and minimal discomfort should be expected. You may have a bit of soreness around your gums, and you may have just a bit of swelling and redness as well. Some patients report that they have some tooth sensitivity, which is a result of the bonding agents used to install the veneers. In general, you should feel much better within just a few days if you have any discomfort at all. Keep in mind as well that it can take a bit of time to get used to how your teeth feel after veneers have been installed. They may feel odd against your tongue, when you speak, or when you chew. Most patients overcome the newness within a few weeks.
Guidance from Your Dentist About Your New Veneers
Once your porcelain veneers are placed, the dentist will give you a detailed explanation of what to expect and how to treat your veneers going forward. Every patient’s experience can be different, so it is important to get guidance from your Sarasota dentist. Before you leave the office after the procedure, the dentist will advise you about:
- How to handle any discomfort once you get home
- What medications to take for inflammation and swelling
- How long to wait before eating or drinking
- When to come back in for a checkup
Taking Care of Your New Smile with Veneers
Your new veneers have the potential to last many years with the proper care. as you get adjusted to how your teeth feel with the veneers, take care when you bite and chew. Try to avoid eating anything especially hard to chew in the first few weeks. Porcelain veneers are much more resilient than most patients anticipate, but they can still sustain damage with a direct hit or eating something like hard candy.
Let’s Talk About Dental Veneers in Sarasota, FL
If you believe you would be a good candidate for dental veneers, reach out to us at the office of Dr. Kenneth M. Shweizer, DDS to schedule an appointment for a consultation.