If you have decided to get veneers, these two tips could be of use to you.
Listen to your dentist if they tell you that some of your teeth are unsuitable for veneers
Before they begin creating your veneers, your dentist will look at your teeth to determine what condition they're in and which of them can safely be covered with a veneer. If, after they do this, they tell you that some of your teeth are unsuitable for this dental treatment, then you must listen to them and not attempt to convince them to proceed with adding veneers to these teeth.
The reason for this is as follows; if a dentist gives this advice, it is because they are confident, based on their expert assessment of your teeth, that the treatment would fail. For example, if a specific tooth is in state of severe decay, and this decay has affected the root, then the dentist will probably be very reluctant to put a veneer on this tooth because the decaying root could die and cause the entire tooth to fall out in the near future. As such, putting a veneer on this tooth would be pointless. In this situation, they might advise you to get this tooth extracted and to get a dental implant instead of covering up the decay with a veneer.
Get your bad dental habits under control before you get your veneers
If your dentist agrees to put veneers on some of your teeth, you must do your utmost to get any bad dental habits under control before they fit them. These habits may include biting your nails, grinding your teeth when you're stressed or chewing on ice-cubes that you put in your drinks. The reason you must do this is that these actions could, over time, crack your veneers (because of the force that these motions inflict on your teeth), which could result in you having to get these veneers taken off and then have new ones fitted in their place.
As such, if you want your veneers to last for a long time, you must let go of these bad habits. You might, for example, need to start wearing some bitter-tasting nail polish to deter yourself from chewing on your nails, implement stress-reduction techniques to stop yourself from grinding your teeth and stop putting ice-cubes in your drinks (if you find it impossible to resist the temptation of chewing on them when they're available).
To learn more about veneers, contact a dentist in your area.Share