Why Are Temporary Veneers Important?

Written by Dr. Reuben Sim
Published: 23-01-2022

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If you’re considering transforming your smile with porcelain veneers, you may have come across the term ‘temporary veneers‘.

You may be wondering, what are temporary veneers, and what do they do?

In this article, we’ll dive into temporary veneers, or temporary teeth, and why they’re so important in the veneer process.

Firstly, what are temporary veneers?

What Are Temporary Veneers?

Temporary veneers are your opportunity to try out your new pearly whites. Think of it like shopping for a new shirt or dress.

When you’re shopping for a shirt or a dress and you like how it looks on the mannequin, you still want to try it on first to make sure that you like the item on you.

You want to test how it looks, feels, and fits. That way, you know before you purchase the item that you’re going to be pleased with the result.

Temporary veneers are the same. Before you follow through with a permanent smile makeover, these temporary fittings allow you to see what the final result will look like.

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The Process of Temporary Veneers

At Dental Boutique, your cosmetic dentist will first take a mould of your teeth and make a blueprint of where the teeth should be in terms of alignment, size, and shape.

They’ll then use this to make a template and fit it in your mouth. This allows you to see what your smile will look like before you start any type of treatment.

Why Are Temporary Veneers Important?

Once your final veneers are cemented in, they will be there for a very long time. In fact, veneers last anywhere from five to 20 years. That’s why it’s so important to trial your veneers before they’re permanently bonded to your teeth.

Your temporary veneers serve two purposes.

The first is to allow your dentist to check your phonetics, meaning the way you talk, laugh, and speak. If the template is too long or too short, your dentist will make the appropriate adjustments to your temporary set of veneers.

Temporary veneers allow your dentist to make adjustments before finalising your veneers. This is also important, as you don’t want to be making adjustments to your final permanent veneers. Doing so will increase the risk of cracks, chips, or fractures.

The second is to allow you to review how they look and feel and make sure you’re 100% satisfied.


Take this time to look in the mirror, really examine your temporary veneers, and determine what you like and don’t like.

This stage of the veneer process is your opportunity to provide input on the shape, colour, size, and feel of your new smile.

Your cosmetic dentist and the master artisan crafting your veneers will take these concerns and goals into consideration when designing your final veneers. That way, when your final veneers come in, they’ll be exactly what you want.

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Your Dental Boutique Smile Journey

Temporary veneers play an important role in your journey to achieving your Hollywood smile.

Serving as a trial run, these temporary fittings enable both you and your cosmetic dentist to evaluate and make necessary adjustments to the size, shape, colour, and fit of your veneers.

This will prevent post-placement adjustments, which can cause unwanted cracks, chips, or fractures in your permanent veneers.

Contact us today to learn more; our renowned dentists are always happy to answer any questions.