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Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers can modify the color, shape, size, and length of your teeth while masking embarrassing smile spoiling setbacks.

Porcelain Veneers Side Effects

Removing tooth enamel can increase your sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures temporarily.

Who shouldn't use it: Crowded teeth may be topped with porcelain veneers - to a point. Ask your dentist how much enamel must be removed to successfully apply the veneers. If you have gum disease, you may be steered away from the procedure until your gums are treated. If you grind your teeth, you can shorten the life of your veneers.

Drawbacks: The procedure is permanent. If you are a commitment-phobe, don't get porcelain veneers.

Recovery Time For Porcelain Veneers

The veneers will bond to teeth instantly. Your affected teeth may be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures for a few days to a week.

After care for porcelain veneers: Not only should porcelain veneers look natural, but they can be cared for as your natural teeth would be too. Brush, floss, and schedule regular dentist's appointments to prolong the life of your porcelain veneers. Because veneers tend to trap plaque, get at least three professional dental cleanings every year. Trapped plaque can lead to gum disease and subsequent root canals. Teeth can turn dark and brittle after root canals.

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