Will veneers make my teeth more sensitive?
- Posted on: Aug 15 2020
While a beautiful smile can be attractive, not everyone has a naturally aesthetic smile. Over the years, changes can happen to the teeth, including breakage, staining, and misalignment. Additionally, some patients have genetic issues that can make their teeth look discolored even though these cosmetic flaws occurred naturally. Individuals in the area of Golden, Colorado who want to enhance their smile may find that porcelain veneers are a wonderful solution, but can they make the teeth more sensitive?
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers, or facings, are extremely thin and are adhered onto the front surface of a tooth to correct a flaw. These restorations are custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of the existing teeth to seamlessly blend them into the smile and look less like a restoration and more like natural enamel. They can correct:
- Uneven teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Gaps and spaces
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Severely or permanently stained teeth
Do porcelain veneers make your teeth more sensitive?
While the removal of natural tooth enamel would cause one to believe that the teeth would be more sensitivity, it is important for patients to remember that this is just a step in preparation that is done to ensure the new veneer doesn’t add unwanted bulk to the smile. The veneer is bonded onto the front of the tooth after the preparations have been done, which in turn protect it and keep it from becoming sensitive.
What can I expect with the placement of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are popular because they are an effective and long-lasting way to repair the smile. These restorations can last many years with proper care, and are stain-resistant, ensuring they look great at all times! Patients are given instructions by their dentist on how to care and protect their veneers to extend their longevity.
Interested in having porcelain veneers placed?
Contact Dr. Nancy Gill and hear team at Golden Dental Solutions to discuss your options at (303) 277-9600. Our practice accepts existing and new patients ready to enhance their appearance with cosmetic restorations such as porcelain veneers, and encourages individuals to learn more about the aesthetic solutions used in her practice for a smile transformation!
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