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Do Dental Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells bonded to the visible parts of your teeth to change the shade, shape, and position. They can significantly improve the way your teeth look. Dental veneers play a primary role in cosmetic dentistry. Your Cosmetic dentist uses dental veneers to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile significantly. If you are unhappy with your smile, you may decide to get dental veneers to change that.

Dental veneers can have the same feel as natural teeth. As long as they are done right, veneers are supposed to feel like natural teeth. You shouldn’t even feel uncomfortable when you talk, eat, or do anything else with your teeth. Good veneers should feel natural in your mouth.

Why are dental veneers so comfortable?

Porcelain veneers are very comfortable when they are custom made from the impressions taken directly from your mouth. This makes them uniquely suited to your teeth. The dentist has to prepare the teeth first and then take accurate impressions of the teeth. It is the impressions that make the difference and allows the porcelain veneers to be comfortable. Some dental veneers are uncomfortable, and those are the ones that have been prefabricated. Since they are not custom-made, they are usually uncomfortable.

To make dental veneers comfortable for the patient, the dentist usually follows a precise process. The teeth of the patient have to be prepared first. The preparation process involves filing the teeth down to enable the veneers to fit properly. Some of your enamel will have to be removed in this process. The dentist will file off the enamel to reach the appropriate size. Your Dentist in Bellevue knows exactly what to do to ensure that your dental veneers are as comfortable as possible.

Limitations of dental veneers

Even though they are generally great, there are still some limitations of dental veneers. Dental veneers are relatively strong, even as strong as natural teeth. Still, they can be damaged with misuse. Specific actions like chewing on ice and bad oral hygiene can be detrimental to dental veneers. It can cause the veers to get chipped, cracked, or broken. When your dental veers get damaged, your dentist will have to replace them.

To avoid damaging your porcelain veneers, there are certain things you can do to help elongate the lifespan of your porcelain veneers. Just like any other dental restoration, porcelain veneers last longer when they are well taken care of. There are some steps you can follow to help you take good care of your veneers. They are:

  • getting regular dental checkups
  • avoiding chewing on pens or pencils 
  • avoiding sticky or sugary foods
  • flossing and brushing as normal natural teeth

Generally, patients who want their porcelain veneers to last long have to take good care of them just like they would do for their natural teeth. They should follow the usual oral hygiene routine to preserve their dental veneers.

Visit a dentist today

Bellevue Azalea dentistry is one of the best dental clinics, especially when it comes to dental restorations using dental veneers. Contact us at 425-998-8109 to schedule an appointment in our Bellevue dental office. You’ll meet Dr. Uparika Sharma, a reputable dentist in Bellevue, when you come into our clinic. Dr. Uparika Sharma will ensure you get the best porcelain veneers that are excellently suited to your teeth. With the veneers, you can comfortably smile, eat, and talk. Make that appointment today.


About the Author
Dr. Uparika Sharma is the founder dentist of Bellevue Azalea Dentistry. In addition to general dental procedures, she evaluates TMJ, cervical spine, airway problems, chronic headache, and CRPS.


Dr. Uparika Sharma is a trusted dentist. She has been practicing for over 5 years at Bellevue Azalea Dentistry clinic. She holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Washington. Dr. Uparika Sharma is a member of the American Dental Association.