Before you receive your permanent veneers you will first receive a temporary restoration.  This is not as sturdy as the permanent restoration, so you should be careful when cleaning and eating.  You should brush the area gently and should not pull up on the tooth when flossing or it could become dislodged.  The same goes for eating.  You should avoid sticky or chewy foods while you have the temporary restoration.

There may be some sensitivity and irritation after the temporary or permanent restoration is placed.  This is normal and will subside after it heals.  A warm salt water rinse will help, and you can also take Advil or Tylenol if the pain does not go away.

When the veneer is placed, it may feel a little awkward for a few days.  Your mouth needs time to adjust to the new tooth, but eventually it will feel like one of your natural teeth, usually in about a week.  If your bite feels abnormal in any way, you should call our office so we can address the issue.  When flossing, you should pay close attention to the area between the veneer and the tooth and the gum line.