Temporary veneers are the perfect solution if you want to try out the look of veneers before committing to the permanent kind. The only downside is that they aren’t meant to last forever, so how long can you actually wear them? While temporary veneers have an expiration date, it isn’t as short as you might think, and they won’t fall off while you eat or drink, which can happen with some other types of veneers. Here’s what you need to know about wearing temporary veneers—and the dental treatment that could follow them.
What are the benefits of veneers?
If you’re suffering from stained, chipped, or uneven teeth and want a quick fix, a temporary veneer may be right for you. And because they are less invasive than their permanent counterparts, they require little-to-no drilling into your natural tooth structure. So how long can you wear them? As long as you want! For most people, temporary veneers last anywhere from two weeks to six months. Many factors can influence how long they last — including eating habits and general wear and tear.
Since all of our veneers are custom-made to each person’s unique mouth, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us so we can help determine how long your particular set of veneers will last. In addition, we offer different colors and materials that mimic real tooth enamel, so if your smile is in need of some TLC but you don’t want to commit to a full pair of dental crowns, temporary veneers could be a great option for improving both your appearance and oral health until more permanent options become available.
What are temporary veneers?
The most common application of temporary veneers is in dental offices as an alternative to tooth-colored fillings. But, veneers are also used for other purposes, such as repairing broken teeth or disguising chipped enamel. In most cases, they’re made from resin and last around six months before they start to chip. It’s normal for some wear and tear to occur during that time, but you shouldn’t experience anything worse than your natural teeth decaying over that period of time. That said, these aren’t permanent veneers—they can only be worn for six months max before they need to be replaced.
How long can you wear them for?
Typically, you can wear temporary veneers for up to six months before they start looking noticeably different. It’s best to have them removed around then to make sure they’re in good condition. If you leave them on any longer than that, there’s a risk of developing cavities. In fact, it only takes a month or two without cleaning your teeth and gums properly before plaque and bacteria have time to build up below your veneer and cause damage. Some people also experience dry mouth from wearing their veneers day after day. This causes sensitivity and makes it uncomfortable to eat or drink cold foods or beverages for long periods of time.
Do they hurt to wear?
If you wear your veneers too long, they’ll loosen and become uncomfortable. If you wear them too short, they won’t look right and will start to bother your teeth as well. Your dentist should be able to give you a good idea of how long you can expect to wear them—they may be able to get an accurate read on it based on how much time has passed since they put them in place. However, they might also have some leeway if other factors affect their placement, such as certain types of food or humidity levels. Talk with your dentist about what’s best for your particular situation; most importantly, make sure that you take proper care of them so that your investment will last for years to come!
When do you need to take them off?
When it comes to wearing temporary veneers, timing is everything. Many patients who wear these temporary teeth worry about when they can take them off and if they can damage their natural teeth by doing so. The truth is that you can wear your fake veneers for a number of hours per day, depending on your needs. For example, those with a busy lifestyle might want to remove them at night and put them back on in the morning before heading out for work or school. On other days, you may want to leave them in all day while you’re working or running errands.
What happens when you wear them too long or too short.
Here’s what happens when you wear them too long or too short: If your temporary veneers are too long, they can move out of place, causing one side to float. If you wear them for longer than a few weeks, it’s unlikely that you will be able to get them back into their proper position without replacing them with new ones. Additionally, if your veneers are too large and rub against your gums or cheek, they could cause sensitivity and soreness. Temporary veneers that are worn for extended periods can actually damage healthy teeth as well. Likewise, if your temporary veneer is not bonded properly to your tooth surface it can fall off.nt