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Do you need adhesive for dental veneers?

I am a 44 year old male. I want to know if you need adhesive for dental veneers?

4 Answers

A dental veneer is cemented as a permanent restoration. Please see your dentist on a regular bases so they can assist with maintaining your oral health care.
No, they are permanently bonded to your teeth.

Dental veneers are an excellent way to gain aesthetic beauty with minimal time invested. One of the biggest draw-backs to dental veneers is the loss of that beauty due to a veneer coming off. In order to prevent this, the doctor will normally use his/her strongest adhesive cement. This is done to prevent the veneer from falling off during the forces of biting into things. Remember veneers are usually on the front teeth and front teeth are not used for chewing. They are used for biting into things (apples, corn on the cob, sandwiches, etc.). This creates a high force on the edge of the veneer for a short time. Once the veneer is put on with the doctor's cement, the goal is that it stays on for many years (until that cement gives way). This may not always be the case though.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD
Dental (porcelain) veneers are bonded to your enamel with resin cement. This must be done by your dentist. You cannot do this yourself.