Temporary veneers or the trial smile is another opportunity for you to see how you would like your smile to ultimately be. It is a provisional temporary smile that is placed on prepared teeth and gives you the opportunity to “try-out” your new smile for a time before the final veneers are fitted.
They also allow your teeth are protected while your permanent veneers are being made in the dental laboratory.
Benefits of a Trial Smile
The patient gets to “try-out” the new smile for a few weeks before the final construction. This gives a unique opportunity for our patients to be able to contribute to the final aesthetics of the new smile. They can see if the new smile is comfortable and the way they had envisioned their new smile to be.
On a Trial-Smile Review appointment subsequent to the preparation appointment the patient is able to discuss their exact requirements using the Trial Smile on their teeth as a point of reference. This allows for clearer communication and removal of any ambiguity. Hence, the patient always remains in total control of their treatment.
Our cosmetic dentists are able to verify that the teeth will remain stable in the patient’s mouth. This is critical for long-term success. It also gives the dentists invaluable information on how the new smile will function to make sure that it is in harmony with all the teeth without putting too much pressure on individual teeth and muscles.
It is very important that the final bite is as he had planned and pre-designed. We also use the Trial Smile to establish the correct characteristics of the individual teeth and final cosmetic smile such as depth of colour, light reflective ability, contours and surface lustre. This refinement process enables successful results.