If you’ve ever wished you could whiten, straighten, and repair chips and cracks on your teeth overnight, veneers are about the closest you can possibly get. Within as little as two appointments, your dentist can craft the smile of your dreams, tailor-made to you.
However, some people say that veneers come with a little bit of temperature sensitivity after the procedure, where the teeth sting a little when exposed to hot or cold foods. If you want to know why this is, and what you can do about it, here’s a guide that may help you.
Why Does Getting Veneers Cause Sensitivity?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain adhered to the teeth, and to affix them your dentist will have to remove a microscopic amount of your enamel.
That enamel is ordinarily used to protect the interior of the tooth, filled with nerve tissue, from the outside air. These nerves having less protection is the reason why some people experience their teeth being more sensitive after getting veneers.
How Sensitive Will My Teeth Be?
Thankfully, any sensitivity that you feel as a result of removing your enamel will really only be a problem for the first few days after getting them. Eventually, your veneers will bond fully to the teeth and take on the responsibility of protecting the interior of the tooth.
If you find that the sensitivity doesn’t fade, or gets worse, there may have been a problem with the bonding process. In that situation, you should let your dentist know how you’re feeling.
How to Deal with Tooth Sensitivity
If you have sensitive teeth, there are a few things that you can do to ease any discomfort you’re feeling. For one, over-the-counter pain relievers should be enough to deal with what you’ll feel after getting veneers.
If you find that you’re still uncomfortable, you can always try cutting back on those foods that can make your teeth hurt. After all, the sensitivity should fade before long, and all you’ll be left with is your perfect smile!
About Our Practice
At Brodhagen Dental Care, we’ve been serving our community for over 30 years, and there’s a reason so many generations of people keep coming back to us for their dental needs. We provide our patients with fast, friendly service that can make taking care of their teeth completely stress-free. Whether you need a cleaning, filling, or a complete smile transformation, we have the skills and know-how necessary to help you!
If you have any questions about veneers, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (920) 499-2121.