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Are there any downsides to having porcelain veneers?

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Because a portion of the original tooth enamel is reduced, a veneer is not a reversible treatment although adjustments and even new veneers can be made in the future. You can never reliably return to the original condition of the tooth.Creating porcelain veneers requires some laboratory time, so expect at least a week before they’re ready to be applied. After the porcelain veneers are attached you will probably have some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures due to the removal of that thin layer of enamel. This typically disappears within a few days. In a healthy mouth properly treated with porcelain veneers—and where destructive forces are minimized or eliminated—a patient should be able to use porcelain veneers like his or her own teeth. Although they’re very strong, veneers are also brittle. You should avoid the same excessive stresses you would avoid with non­veneered teeth: don’t bite your fingernails, chew ice, or open beer bottles with your veneers!

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