August 3, 2023
Are you happy with how your teeth look? If your smile doesn’t make you feel confident, there are a variety of cosmetic solutions available to help you achieve those picture-perfect teeth that you’ve always dreamed of. Veneers are a popular option, especially for celebrities, because of their ability to transform numerous aspects of the teeth at the same time. However, they do require that a small amount of enamel be removed. Continue reading to learn how this preparatory step affects the sensitivity of the teeth.
How Does the Veneers Process Work?
In most cases, you can get veneers in two appointments. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, your teeth will need to be prepped. This involves the removal of about .5 mm of enamel from the front-facing surfaces of your teeth. This is necessary to make room for your veneers. Without this step, the veneers would appear bulky and unnatural. Impressions are taken of your prepared teeth, and you will be given temporary veneers to wear until your permanent ones are ready.
After just a couple of weeks, your dental office will give you a call so you can return to the practice. Your final veneers will be adhered to your teeth. During this visit, final adjustments will be made, and then you can enjoy all the new benefits of your smile!
How Do Veneers Impact Tooth Sensitivity?
Immediately after the procedure, many patients experience minor sensitivity as they adjust to their veneers. This can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Other patients experience no sensitivity at all. The good news is that if your smile is sore after your procedure, this is temporary. If you feel like this symptom is lasting for a long time or becoming worse, contact your dentist so they can help.
For patients who are prone to tooth sensitivity, veneers may actually help in the long run! Adding a veneer to the front side of your tooth gives it an added layer of protection against outside elements. It will be more difficult for hot and cold temperatures to reach the inner areas of your teeth.
When getting veneers, sensitivity isn’t something one generally needs to worry about. After a short adjustment period, you shouldn’t feel the difference. Now you can appreciate all of the pros of your new and improved smile!
About the Practice
At Vollo Dental Group, we have a team of two skilled dentists, Dr. Joseph Vollo and Dr. Katherine Vollo, serving patients in the Rochester community. With this husband-and-wife duo’s combined experience and expertise, patients can get pretty much anything they need under one roof. If you are interested in veneers, they would be happy to help. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit our website or call (585) 225-9114.
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