Dental veneers are a great way to cover minor imperfections on your teeth. They look nice, last a long time when properly maintained, and they can work for a wide variety of imperfections.
However, in order to place traditional dental veneers, part of the tooth’s surface needs to be shaved off.
This causes a lot of people to second guess this type of restoration out of fear that it may be painful.
The Truth About Dental Veneers
Taking off the top few layers of your teeth is typically painless, but it is often done under an anesthetic anyway, just to make sure that there is no discomfort during the procedure. This must be done to rough up the surface of the tooth so that the cement has something to adhere to.
Then, the veneers can be designed and the mold can be sent out to be created. Once the veneers return, you go back to the dentist and they are placed on your teeth, covering the part of your teeth that was a few layers shy of enamel.
During the time your traditional veneers are being created, you are fitted with temporary veneers that cover the softer area of the tooth where the enamel was removed. These will be removed before the real veneers are put up. They will be cemented in place, and adjusted for minor imperfections so that they fit perfectly and leave you not feeling any discomfort.
If you want to fix imperfections with your smile, consider dental veneers. For the most part, people rarely notice any discomfort with the procedure. However, those with the most sensitive of mouths can opt for anesthesia to make sure the area being worked on doesn’t hurt. They can give you the smile you have been looking for in just a few weeks!
Please contact us if you have any questions about dental veneers.