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What are Composite Veneers?
What are Porcelain Veneers?
For preparation, your dentist will need to file down your existing teeth in order to fit the veneer cover over the front surface. The dentist will then make impressions of your teeth and send them off to a lab to make the veneers. In the meantime, you will be given temporary veneers to wear. Once your veneers are ready, they will be applied with an adhesive glue, in much the same way as composites.
How do you maintain them?
Secondly, try not to chew on anything hard, such as ice or boiled sweets. This can actually damage the veneers and cause them to crack in the very same way that it can damage your real teeth. Try to avoid using your teeth as tools for this reason, too.
Veneers can stain just like your natural teeth can, so you may want to limit or avoid dark-coloured food and drink wherever possible to keep them looking sparkling clean. We also advise against smoking.
Finally, address any ongoing issues that you may have that could damage the veneers, such as bruxism (teeth grinding). Bruxism can wear away the veneers over time and also wear away the enamel on your natural teeth. The NHS have a useful guide for you to use on how to stop teeth grinding.
Can you remove them?
Porcelain veneers cannot be removed, as the teeth have been filed down and permanently reshaped. The only time in which porcelain veneers should be removed is when they are being replaced with new veneers.