After veneers placement, proper aftercare is essential to help stop dislodging and cavity formation and prolong the veneers’ life span.

Caring for veneers is somewhat straightforward and doesn’t need much expensive care. Following some short instructions will help to guarantee that your dental veneers preserve their fresh and natural-looking appearance.

This guide explains the aftercare for temporary and permanent dental veneers. Please read it carefully:

For Your Temporary Veneers:

Some temporary veneers post-op instructions if you have temporary veneers placed while your permanent ones are prepared.

General Guidelines:

• It is expected to have increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages.

• If the temporary veneer is dislocated or breaks, please call us to arrange a recementing session or repair the veneers.

Diet & Drinking:

Avoid eating hard, sticky, or chewy foods on the side of the mouth with temporary veneers. (caramel, chewing gum, hard candy). These foods can potentially dislodge or damage your temporary veneer.

Don’t eat or drink for two hours.

Don’t eat until the anaesthesia is gone. You might chew your cheek or lip. 

Make sure your chewing is done on the other side of the mouth.

You can drink water anytime.

Smoking & Alcohol:

Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours after each preparation session.

Oral Hygiene:

Do not floss the area around your temporary veneers.

Brush your teeth gently to avoid harming the temporary veneers.

If the gums around the temporary veneer become sensitive, wash your mouth four times a day with a warm saltwater solution (1 tsp salt to 1 cup water).


• Take painkillers twice daily to ease the pain and control the sensitivity sensations.

For Your Permanent Veneers:

After receiving your dental veneers, we recommend following these simple steps to prolong this investment in your mouth and ensure they will last you for come.

General Guideline:

Please check if your bite is not balanced, and give us a call if you notice that.

• Contact us directly if you notice movement or looseness in the dental veneers, sensitivity to sweet food, or breakage of the dental veneers.

• It’s common to have lisp or pronunciation challenges after having new veneers fitted. You can expect this to resolve quickly. Some of our patients reported a slight slurring, hissing, lisping, spitting, and problems with the sounds “th,” “f,” and “s.”

• It is expected to feel slight pressure and sensitivity to hot or cold for a few weeks.

• This is a non-invasive procedure. You might feel uncomfortable with the new veneers placed in your mouth. Please contact us if you have had severe pain or irritation for longer than 12 days.

• Some of the extra dental cement will come off. That is normal. Please, notify us if this continues after the second-week post-treatment.

Diet & Drinking:

Don’t eat or drink for two hours after placing the veneers to avoid damaging the dental cement.

• Don’t eat until the anaesthesia is gone. You might chew your cheek or lip. 

• You can drink water anytime.

• Avoid too Hot/Cold foods and beverages for the first two weeks. 

• We recommend slicing hard foods into smaller bits and avoiding sticky or chewy foods.

Smoking & Alcohol:

• Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours after the veneer’s placement.

Oral Hygiene:

If you had gum modification, don’t floss for one week.

• Flush your mouth four times daily with a warm saltwater solution (1 tsp salt to 1 cup water) for the first two weeks.

• Use a soft toothbrush for the first two weeks to avoid gums bleeding, and please be gentle.


Brush twice a day for at least 4 minutes.

• Pay special attention to your gumline. Plaque and oral bacteria at your gum line will evolve to decay that can damage your veneer treatment.

• Don’t use an electric or supersonic toothbrush. It will hurt your gums and the surface of the veneers.

• Pay care and attention to the backside of the teeth enamels. They can be prone to decay and oral issues.


Floss your teeth at least once a day.

• Make sure that you insert your floss in between each tooth. You should hear a “pop sound.”

• Wrap the floss around each tooth and move it up and down to clear food and oral bacteria.

• You can use Water picks and Sonicare AirFloss to keep the bottom area of the open space between your teeth clean.


Use Prescription-strength fluoride to prevent new cavities and lower gum inflammation driven by oral bacteria.

• Fluoride also helps with tooth sensitivity and eases discomfort after dental veneers.

• Fluoride comes in gel, rinse toothpaste forms, and has numerous flavours and strengths.

Dental Checkups:

Every six months, dental checkups are essential! They will allow your dentist to detect potential issues early and treat them before they get bigger and develop around the veneers. Consider having professional cleaning to remove hard and soft plaque and give your gum tissues cleaning.

• Try to visit the All On Dental clinic once a year. We will be happy to do deep checkups and teeth cleaning.

• Send us twice per year x-rays. We will check the teeth and veneer conditions. It is our requirement from you for our guarantee.


We love questions, and we are here for you!

Please send us your questions about your treatment, or call us directly.


Your dentists have done their best to deliver you the best crafted dental veneers available today. However, only your continuing aftercare and consideration can guarantee optimum dental veneer longevity.