Does it Hurt to Get Veneers?

added on: January 20, 2022

A lot of patients want to know about the process of veneers and what they should expect from the beneficial treatment.  Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our patients regarding porcelain dental veneers: girl with veneers

Will it hurt to get dental veneers?

Not at all! The majority of patients report no discomfort or pain whatsoever during treatment. That’s because the process is minimally-invasive. The only prep needed for dental veneers is the removal of a layer of enamel from the teeth.

Can veneer treatment be reversed?

It all depends on the kind of veneers you get. Some dental veneers, such as Lumineers, are very thin and don’t need any enamel to be removed from the teeth. Usually these may be reversed.

But traditional dental veneers require the removal of a tiny bit of tooth enamel. When enamel gets removed, the process isn’t reversible. Before committing to getting dental veneers, it is vital that you consult with a skilled doctor like Dr. Dan and/or Dr. Lisa Phelps, to make sure that it is the proper option for you.

How do I care for my dental veneers?

There aren’t any special precautions needed for caring for veneers. Be certain to brush at least two times per day for two minutes, and floss one time a day. Also, you’ll want to ensure that you visit Phelps Family Dentistry two times per year for a routine check-up and oral exam.

Beyond this, you ought to avoid chewing non-food goods, like ice, fingernails, or pens. You also should only chew hard food items with your molars to avoid possibly chipping a dental veneer.

Will dental veneers lead to sensitive teeth?

Not at all! That’s a common misconception. As a matter of fact, dental veneers are occasionally suggested as a treatment for sensitive teeth, as they’ll cover up all natural chewing surfaces and safeguard them from cold, heat, and additional triggers of teeth sensitivity.

Your teeth might feel slightly sensitive after they’ve been prepped for porcelain veneers, because of the removal of enamel. But that’s temporary, and will diminish after the porcelain veneers are placed.

Have more questions about dental veneers? Book an appointment right away!

Call Phelps Family Dentistry right away to arrange an appointment in our clinic at (910) 762-3481.

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