Are Veneers Painful?
To some people, the thought of having any form of cosmetic dentistry or even just visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience. When considering dental veneers, you may have questions regarding the procedure, with one of the biggest being are they worth it? To help, below you will find information regarding this and whether you will experience any pain or discomfort.
Dental Veneers – Is it Worth It?
Is it worth it having veneers? This question all depends on what your needs are primarily, and whether veneers will provide the results you are looking for. Not everyone will be a suitable candidate for veneers, so having a consultation is best first step to take. Your teeth can be assessed fully, and you will understand how many veneers you will need, the costs involved, as well as what you can expect from the procedure. If you are on the fence about whether having veneers is worth it, here are some of the main benefits and reasons people choose to have them:
Smile confidence – if you are unhappy with your current smile due to your teeth, veneers are a solution to provide the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you are unhappy about misalignment or having crooked front teeth, veneers are one way to provide that Hollywood smile many people find desirable and provide smile confidence again.
You don’t have to replace every tooth – if you only want to have a few teeth corrected, veneers don’t have to be fitted across your mouth. You can choose to have as many veneers as you want to provide the smile you’ve always wanted. If it is just a few front teeth you want to address, you can be assessed for this and keep the overall costs lower than having a full set of veneers.
Low maintenance – veneers are easy to maintain and there isn’t anything you would need to do differently from looking after natural teeth. Brushing regularly and flossing are always recommended, as well as avoiding unnecessary strain or damage. They can be maintained just like regular teeth and won’t discolour easily if regularly cleaned.
Natural look – whilst some associate veneers with a bright white smile, you can choose to have as bright or more natural look as you feel comfortable with. A colour scale will show you what’s possible, so if you want to have a natural-looking result, you can choose to.
Is It Painful Having Veneers?
The good news is if you are concerned about the fitting of veneers being painful, you will experience minimal discomfort. A local anaesthetic will be used to help numb the surrounding gums so that when work is being carried out on your teeth, you shouldn’t feel any pain at all. Whilst you will feel slight pain from the initial injection being administered, the fitting of your veneers will not be painful and only small discomfort will be experienced. As your existing teeth will need to be prepared for the veneers to be fitted, only a small amount of the tooth will be removed and should avoid interfering with nerve endings.
Once the procedure is completed, you may feel slight sensitivity once the anaesthetic has worn off. Your gums will be untouched, but if they feel sore after the procedure, this will subside soon after and painkillers can help. Similarly, some people may have bonding sensitivity which is where the boding cement used to fit the veneers in place may cause tooth sensitivity, but this should also subside after a few days. Overall, the fitting of veneers is quite straightforward and whilst it may take a few hours to complete and you will feel the pressure of them being put in place, it won’t be a painful process.
Depending on the type of veneers you have and how many you need, this will affect how long the procedure lasts. If you are having Lumineers fitted, these do not require any enamel to be removed prior to fitting. This is because they are much thinner and can be easily fitted to your existing teeth. This means no shaving of the teeth is required and the procedure is much faster. This also means less sensitivity experienced afterwards, however, not everyone will be suitable for Lumineers depending on the condition of your current teeth.
Veneers – minimal discomfort and superb results
The best way to alleviate any concerns you may have about the procedure and whether it is worth having, is to book a consultation. Here at Vera Clinic, we welcome patients from all over the world looking for expert cosmetic dentistry in Turkey at much cheaper costs. We can ensure your suitability for the type of veneers you are looking for, whether it’s porcelain, composite or Lumineers, and help you experience minimal discomfort to achieve the natural-looking results you desire.
For more information and to book a consultation, please contact us today.