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Congratulations on starting your Smile Journey and on behalf of everyone at Dental & Skin Clinic, we sincerely thank you for entrusting us with your smile. It’s a responsibility that we take very seriously. We want you to be as informed as possible so we’ve put together some instructions for you to read as well as some Q and As that may arise while you’re in your temporary veneer phase.


Dos while you’re in your temporary veneers

  • Do be careful not to test the limitations of the temporary veneers. They are made of acrylic, which means they’re not designed to withstand heavy pressure.
  • Do show your friends and family (or whoever you want to tell about your veneers) and ask their opinion about your new smile. This will help when we see you for the Feedback Appointment
  • Do look at your new smile from different angles so that you’re happy with how it looks from front-on and side-on
  • Practice excellent oral hygiene. Brush your teeth morning and night time and use the mouth rinse morning and night time to clean your gums nice and clean

Don’ts while you’re in your temporary veneers

  • Avoid hard or sticky foods to avoid the veneers from breaking
  • Avoid turmeric as this will turn your smile into a yellow colour
  • Don’t stress if and when your temporary veneers will chip or break. This is expected with temporary veneers. The most common areas that will likely chip or break are towards the back as these are the teeth we use for chewing.

If you’ve had laser gum treatment:

  • The gums will feel tender to touch for about 1 week. Avoid touching the gums while they are tender. If the gums are particularly tender, rinse the mouth with salty mouth rinse (a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water) 2-3 times per day until the tenderness settles.
  • Good oral hygiene helps the gums heal. Gently brush the gums downwards using a toothbrush. If you have an electric toothbrush, turn it off and brush downwards.
  • For some people, the gums will be discoloured (dark grey colour). The discolouration comes from the gum conditioner used during the treatment. This is normal and goes away on its own with good oral hygiene.

What to do when your temporary veneers chip or break:

  • Don’t stress: this is normal and expected. It’s a fine balance between making sure the temporary veneers are easily removed for when it’s time to remove them but trying to keep them in place at the same time. Temporary veneers can chip or break even after a few hours of getting them. It is not a reflection of the longevity of the permanent porcelain veneers.
  • If the teeth are sensitive, rub about a pea-size amount of Sensodyne toothpaste on the teeth. Do this about 2-3 times per day: leave it on the teeth like a cream and don’t brush it off. Avoid very cold or very hot drinks and food.
  • If the teeth aren’t sensitive, the choice is yours whether you’d like to come to the clinic to get it patched up or wait until your next appointment. Simply call the clinic on 9088 1118 so that we can schedule for you to come in. We will try our best to get you in as soon as possible. We will also try our best to schedule you in with your Treating Dentist if the schedule allows for it.

How long do most people be in their temporary veneers for?

  • Most people are in their temporary veneers for 3-4 weeks. However, anywhere between 3-12 weeks is possible should we need further appointments. We cannot guarantee an exact time frame as every smile is different and our process is completely customised to your smile.

How many sets of temporary veneers do most people get?

  • Most people get one or two sets of temporary veneers. However, it is possible for us to make three or four sets of temporary veneers should we need further appointments. Every smile is unique and our process is completely customised to your smile.

What do I do if my gums are sore?

  • Practice excellent oral hygiene while you’re in your temporary veneers. This means using a mouth rinse and brushing your teeth morning and night time.

What do I do if my teeth are sensitive?

  • Sensitivity is normal and in most cases mild. Avoid very cold and very hot foods and drinks. Brush your teeth using Sensodyne toothpaste.

What do I do if my bite feels off?

  • Sometimes the bite may feel off when the shape of the teeth are changed. This is normal. You have the choice to either wait until your next appointment to have the bite adjusted or simply call the clinic on 9088 1118 so that we can schedule for you to come in as soon as possible.

What if I don’t like the way my temporary veneers look?

  • If there is anything you don’t like about your temporary veneers, please let us know at the Feedback Appointment.

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