Dental veneers (also known as porcelain veneers ) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials that cover the front surface of teeth to improve looks. These shells are glued to the front of the teeth and can change the color, form, size, or length of the teeth.
Why Do People Get Veneers?
The primary reason people get veneers is to improve the look of their teeth. Most teeth will be lighter in color and straighter once veneers are put. Dental veneers can help with dental spacing issues, crooked teeth, and discolouration.
It is important to remember that veneers are not a long-term solution. Once you have them, you will need to replace them on a regular basis for the rest of your life.
Procedure For Dental Veneers (Porcelain Veneers)
It extremely important to learn about the process if you are thinking of getting it done. Here’s what to know about dental veneers (placement procedure). There are different types of permanent veneers: porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers, and no-prep veneers, the procedure for getting porcelain veneer is explained below.
Porcelain veneers are the most durable and long-lasting veneers. They also appear to be the most natural. When people talk about veneers in general, they are usually referring to porcelain veneers. The veneering procedure can be carried out simultaneously on one tooth or a number of teeth. Porcelain veneers typically require three visits—one for a consultation and two more for preparation and application. This what you should expect during your porcelain veneer visits.
- During the your consultation visit, you will discuss with your dentist how you want your veneer to look like, then, your dentist will evaluate your teeth to determine whether or not dental veneers are a good option for you. He or she will also go over the procedure’s advantages and disadvantages.
- Your dentist will reshape your tooth surface to almost exactly match the thickness of the veneer that will be applied to the tooth surface in order to prepare a tooth for a veneer. If they opt to numb the area first before cutting the enamel, you will both decide on that.
- Next, your dentist will create a model, also known as an impression, of your tooth. This model is delivered to a dental lab, where your veneer is created. The veneers return from the laboratory in 2 to 4 weeks on average. But In the meanwhile, one can use temporary dental veneers.
- Before firmly attaching the veneer to your tooth, your dentist will first place it on your tooth to check its fit and color. He or she will then repeatedly remove and trim the veneer to obtain the right fit. The color of the veneer can be changed depending on the type of cement being used.
- Your tooth will next be cleaned, polished, and etched to get it ready for the veneer. Etching roughens the teeth, allowing a strong bonding process to take place.
- The veneer is coated with a special cement before being bonded to your tooth. Your dentist will place the veneer in the ideal location before using a special light beam to activate chemicals in the cement and hasten the hardening process.
- Your dentist will wrap up by cleaning up any extra cement, assessing your bite, and making any necessary corrections.
- To check your gums and the condition of your teeth, your dentist will ask you to come back for a follow-up appointment in a few weeks.
So Do Veneers Hurt?
Do Veneers Hurt During Application Process?
When choosing porcelain veneers, patients frequently express concern that they would experience pain during the application process. It is totally understandable to be anxious about having your tooth enamel removed. However, it is important to understand that usually, it is only a small bit of enamel – usually half a millimeter or less that is being removed.
This is done in order to make room for the veneer. Despite being exceedingly thin, porcelain veneers give another layer to the tooth. By removing the tooth enamel, the tooth surface is roughened, allowing the veneers to cling more securely and fit into the smile without protrusion, and because porcelain matches the color of the teeth, they blend in naturally.
Veneer placement process do not hurt at all. Patients are usually given anesthetics to numb the tooth or teeth receiving veneers. You may feel a slight sting from the anesthetics but the porcelain bonding process does not hurt at all.
After Placement – Do Veneers Hurt?
Your are not supposed to feel much pain after the veneer placement, although it may take a few weeks for your mouth to adjust to the changes. Porcelain veneers may hurt a little after the placement, you may have slight soreness, have to re-adjust your bite, and your teeth may feel bulky for a few days. This is simply temporary.
However, if you feel severe pain or discomfort after the placement of your veneers, do contact your dentist immediately. You should not experience any discomfort, the dentist will make any necessary modifications.
Do Veneers Hurt During The Removal Process?
Veneers are not a long-term solution for your teeth problem. For that reason, once you have them, you will need to replace them on a regular basis for the rest of your life. You may want to know if it also hurts to replace veneers, have it in mind that before applying a new veneer, the dentist will need to remove the remnants of the previous one. However, any sort of discomfort should be minor and should be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers.