Dental veneers can be used to make a significant improvement to the aesthetics of your smile. With the proper care immediately following your visit and good oral hygiene habits, your veneers can last up to 10 years or longer before they need to be replaced.

To place a veneer, Dr. Jamie Choi may need to remove some of the enamel during the first appointment before placing a temporary veneer. You will receive a permanent one at a future visit. During each of your appointments, we will use a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. You may experience pain or sensitivity following your visit, and this can be remedied with an over-the-counter pain reliever.

When you receive your temporary veneer, brush and floss your teeth gently and avoid hard or sticky foods to prevent damage to the veneer. After your permanent veneer has been placed, you may need a few days to get used to it, and if your bite feels unbalanced, call our office for an appointment for an adjustment.

Please keep in mind that while veneers protect the fronts of your teeth, the backs are still vulnerable to decay. With that in mind, you should brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis. Veneers can be stain resistant, but they can become discolored over time by dark-colored or acidic foods and drinks. Since veneers are not made of natural tooth material, discoloration cannot be addressed through typical teeth whitening treatments. Your veneers may become damaged or, as time goes on, fall off. This is not uncommon, and our dentist and team can see you for an appointment to put the veneer back in place or provide you with a new one. To ensure that you get the most out of your treatment, contact our team at 408-973-8500 with your questions about your dental veneer post-placement care in San Jose, California.