Do veneers hurt?

Are veneers painful?

Having veneers fitted is an increasingly popular choice for many people in the UK. Veneers are attached to the front of your teeth, and can create a fresh appearance, as well has helping to repair teeth that have suffered trauma such as discolouring or cracks and chips. It is a completely safe and painless treatment, however, some people fear that it could cause pain due to the nature of having a an artificial material attached to your teeth.

So that the veneers can be successfully fitted, some of your natural enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth. must be removed. However, it is usually only around 0.02 inches, unless you are seeking to massively reshape the look and feel of your teeth. Furthermore, you will be provided with anaesthesia to make sure there is absolutely no pain.

After this initial step, temporary veneers will be attached whilst your permanent ones are being made. There may be some initial discomfort but make sure to eat and drink thoughtfully and treat the veneers with care. Occasionally there can be some discomfort after a procedure and whilst this is rare your dentist may advise over the counter pain relief such as ibuprofen.

You will then return to the dentists for the final stage, in which the permanent veneers are bonded to your teeth. Again, this is a painless procedure, however it is not uncommon for your teeth to feel sensitive over the following days, but this is nothing to worry about.

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