I love talking about temporary veneers (temporaries) during the cosmetic consultation.
First, the temporaries are essential to protect the underlying tooth structure. Without them, teeth would be sensitive and left without protection. They also hold the position for the future final veneers. The veneer process requires a dental lab to create the final veneers. This generally takes 4-5 weeks.
This is Lynette before her temporaries:
Second, the Temporaries are the patient’s way to communicate with me.
For instance, the person wearing the temporaries may prefer a longer or shorter length or perhaps a warmer or brighter color than what was created in the temporaries. Relaying this information to me is helpful so I can communicate with my lab. Occasionally, we will have another visit to make minor changes to the temporaries.
This is Lynette with her temporaries:
Most cosmetic enhancements involve adding length and brightening. You can see these changes have been made in the above photo with the temporaries. We know the temporaries are not perfect. The veneers will have added symmetry and final aesthetic improvements.
Lynette also traveled to Canada while wearing her temporaries. You can feel confident to travel in your temporaries because they are strong and can last many months. Lynette is confident in her smile now — something she has been wanting for years.
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