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Expectations from Veneers Procedure

Looking for long-lasting smile enhancement provided by your dentist? You can get a brighter and straighter smile with porcelain veneers. These cap-like shells adhere to the front of your teeth to construct a smile according to your unique aesthetic goals.

Though you might look forward to this cosmetic dental treatment, you might also feel nervous about undergoing dental work. You can feel more relaxed and confident about this process when you know what to expect. To alleviate dental fear, read on to find responses to frequently asked questions about the procedure for receiving porcelain veneers.

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Porcelain Veneers Treatment FAQs

Will the Porcelain Veneers Procedure Hurt?

One of the leading sources of dental fear is the anticipation of pain during dental work. You can feel at ease knowing that the porcelain veneer procedure will not hurt. Your dentist prioritizes patient comfort during dental work like this.

The veneers process begins with preparing the surface of the affected teeth which involves etching into the enamel. Your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to make sure you do not feel discomfort as this occurs.

When your custom veneers are ready, you return to your dentist to have the fixtures attached to the teeth. The dentist uses bonding to secure the shells in place, which will not cause pain either.

Some patients might feel slight tooth sensitivity directly after receiving porcelain veneers, but this feeling should fade shortly. If the veneers do hurt your teeth, tell your dentist because this is an abnormal symptom.

Can Porcelain Veneers Break?

Your dentist designs porcelain veneers to endure the everyday wear and tear of chewing and biting. But these fixtures are not indestructible. If exposed to high amounts of pressure, the veneers might crack, chip, or dislodge from the teeth.

If this happens, you should tell your dentist as soon as you can. Damaged veneers might mean the underlying tooth is exposed to plaque and other external threats. The dentist will likely want you to come to their office for an emergency appointment.

Your dentist can amend minor chips in veneers with bonding. But more severe damage to the fixtures might need replacement with new ones.

How Long Will Veneer Smile Enhancement Last?

With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can remain attached to your teeth for fifteen years or longer. The durable porcelain shells and secure resin bonding ensure these long-lasting cosmetic benefits.

Veneers will resist staining and decay, but these fixtures can still garner plaque that may hurt your oral health. Dental problems like gum disease and cavities can hurt your teeth and gums, affecting the fit of your veneers. To avoid problems with your veneers, continue practicing good oral hygiene.

You should also see your dentist for routine check-ups to make sure your smile stays clean and healthy. Your dentist can also check that the veneers still fit and function properly during these visits too. But if the veneers seem ill-fitting or painful, call your dentist before this time.