Do porcelain veneers hurt?
I have a two part pain related question here. Does the procedure itself hurt or is it just uncomfortable like a normal dentist visit? And after you get the veneers on was there any pain that was experienced? For example when you have to eat hard foods.
This is probably something that varies from person to person, but I didn’t experience any pain. The dentist numbed my teeth to remove the enamel, and I started feeling some extra tooth sensitivity before the veneers were attached. My teeth have always been really sensitive, so the over-sensitive feeling did last for about a week. I avoided cold drinks and foods especially. But, eventually, the temporary discomfort faded. The part where they actually attach the veneers didn’t hurt at all. Overall, I’d say that, even though my teeth are super sensitive, I’d definitely do it all over again to get the same results.
If you perform a google search, you might find the answer to your first question is that the procedure is at most uncomfortable, but far from painful. If you have the procedure with an experienced cosmetic dentist everything will be fine. Maybe I'm a special case, but I can't say that it wasn't painful. Although the actual process of binding the veneers to my teeth was not painful, you mustn't discount the tooth preparation that is required. As my enamel was being shaved down, I felt like my teeth were being sawed in half. Mind you this was after my gums were numbed.
Again, this may be my unique experience, not anyone else's. I do grind my teeth at night and acquired a terrible habit of chomping on ice throughout the day. I must have damaged a few nerves in the process. After the procedure, the excruciating pain diminishes greatly, but do consider that veneers usually cause a lifetime of sensitivity. And yes, biting hard foods like peppermint candies causes soreness for some time afterward. You will survive post op with some over the counter medication.
My veneer placement went rather well. Before getting my permanent dental veneers placed they had to fit my teeth. They placed temporary veneers on my teeth while I waited for the permanent ones to come in. My dentist numbed the tooth and the surrounding area before removing any of the enamel. I didn't feel anything during the process. My dentist made the decision to numb the area because of the amount of enamel I was getting removed from my teeth. A lot of patients who get veneers don't need any type of numbing medication. I can't say that I experience any pain. However, I did experience some tooth sensitivity along the gum line after the procedure. It wasn't unbearable and my dentists suggested over-the-counter pain medication to relieve my sensitivity issue. My teeth felt like normal within a couple of days.
You have nothing to worry about I recently underwent cosmetic dentistry. I was deciding between no prep veneers and porcelain veneers. I ended up going with porcelain. When I had got veneers 5 years ago, my dentist made sure to give me a local anesthetic to numb the area before he began removing my tooth enamel and shaping my tooth structure. I didn’t have any discomfort during the procedure. However, I did have sensitive teeth for a few days after getting my veneers. There was only a little discomfort, but it was slightly annoying and seemed to flare up only when I drank really cold drinks. My dentist also advised me not to chew on ice and to avoid hard-to-chew meats, such as steak and pork chops. Overall, the experience was good and I had no pain. You should share your concerns with your cosmetic dentist prior to your procedure, so he or she can explain the veneer process thoroughly and put your mind at ease and see if you are a good candidate.
I fear getting dental procedures because of the pain. However, when I was 37, I decided that I wanted a movie star quality smile makeover. Again, I'm pain adverse. So, I had to ask my dentist if this procedure would be really painful. It wasn't a painful procedure. I needed to have a decent amount of tooth enamel removed, so my dentist anesthetized the area. There was no pain when I had my porcelain veneers placed. Now, not everyone will experience any pain and discomfort. As a matter of fact, I read that most people do not need an anesthetic when they undergo this procedure.