Will My Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

March 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcourtney @ 11:52 pm
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Veneers are one of the most popular methods of improving your smile, affording patients the ability to address just about any issue that you could have with your smile. Whether you’re concerned about their color, their shape, or even some cosmetic damage to your teeth, veneers can deal with all of them in as little as two appointments.

However, as you might know, veneers also require you to remove a small portion of your enamel. This leads some patients to be concerned about the prospect of developing sensitivity from their restoration. If that’s a concern for you, here’s what you should know.

What is Tooth Sensitivity?

If you’re unfamiliar, tooth sensitivity occurs when the surface of the enamel is a little bit too thin. This exposes the sensitive interior of the tooth, causing a twinge of discomfort when you eat anything too hot or too cold.

Will Veneers Make Your Teeth Sensitive?

Given that getting your veneers will require you to remove a tiny amount of enamel, you might wonder whether they could make your teeth sensitive. Thankfully, you’ll have your brand-new veneers to protect your teeth—they’ll take the place of your previous enamel, ensuring that you can continue to be comfortable despite having lost some of your tooth’s protection.

It may take a little bit of time for your teeth to adjust to the new state of things; initially after getting your veneers you might find that your smile is a little bit sensitive. This should fade within a few days after getting your dental work done.

What if I Lose my Veneers?

Of course, this is only the case if your veneers stick around to protect your teeth. Should they fall off, the interior of your tooth will be exposed and will cause you discomfort when you eat. Moreover, this enamel isn’t going to grow back.

If you want your teeth to be protected, you’ll need to replace any veneers that you lose as quickly as possible. This is even more of a reason to ensure that you keep your dental work in good condition, and that you are diligent with your dental hygiene.

About Our Practice

At Artistry Smile Design, we believe that a beautiful smile is essential to a happy life. We place incredible importance on the health and happiness of our patients, so we have designed every aspect of our practice to be as comfortable as efficient as possible. We also customize every treatment to the needs of the individual, using the highest-quality dental materials to ensure that you’re getting the customized care that you deserve.

If you have any questions about veneers, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (614) 451-7393.

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