After the first appointment temporary veneers may be placed on the teeth to protect them as well as to prevent the movement of opposing and adjacent teeth. These temporary veneers are designed to be able to be removed when you return for your second appointment. As such, it is advisable to stay away from overly sticky or hard foods that may break or loosen the temporary veneers.
If the temporary veneers are loose or fall out, please replace them and call our office immediately so we can schedule you in ASAP to remake or recement your temporary veneers.
Your gums may be a little sore after the first appointment. Please use chlorhexidine rinse if prescribed. If your gums do not improve in 2 or 3 days please call our office. Often times you will not be prescribed a mouth rinse. In that case you can start a salt water rinse (1/2 tablespoon of salt in a cup of warm water) three to four times a day. If the gums do not improve after 2 or 3 days please call our office.
After the definitive veneers are inserted, do not eat anything for 45 minutes to allow the cement to completely set. Do not eat anything hard such as a raw carrot or a firm apple for 3 days. Also be careful eating hard or difficult to chew foods for the first few weeks. We may have made significant changes to the length and/or shape of your teeth and this may take a little getting used to.