As with any dental procedures, some people may worry that it hurts to get porcelain veneers. Although every person’s experience of discomfort is unique and we can’t speak for your experience, we can say that in general there is little discomfort associated with the porcelain veneer process.
Preparing for Porcelain Veneers
In order to do porcelain veneers right, a small amount of tooth enamel must be removed from your teeth. This makes room for the veneers so that they can fit snugly on your teeth, won’t look bulky, and don’t create a shelf that can trap food and shelter bacteria.
Although the amount of material removed is very small, typically half a millimeter or less, but still some worry that removing this material might cause discomfort. This is generally not true, but we still offer anesthesia during this step. Afterward, there may be some soreness from the pressure on the teeth, but this is controllable with over-the-counter medications.
Once your teeth have been prepared to receive your veneers, we will send the order for your veneers to a lab where they will manufacture your veneers to our exact specifications of material, size, shape, and color. During this time, you will be wearing temporary veneers.
Some people experience excess sensitivity when wearing temporary veneers. These are not as sturdy or insulating as your final implants, so sensitivity to heat, cold, and pressure can be expected.
Are You Worried about Discomfort?
If you want to get porcelain veneers, but are concerned about discomfort, we invite you to talk to us about it. We will help you understand the level of discomfort you expect, and can refer you to some of our former patients who will tell you in their own words.
If your worry persists, but you still want veneers, we can help you overcome your anxiety with sedation dentistry. It will also reduce your discomfort.
To learn more about porcelain veneers in Savannah, please call (912) 234-8282 for an appointment at The Durham Office, providing Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.