Does It Hurt to Get Dental Veneers?

Does It Hurt to Get Dental Veneers?

Veneers and crowns are used to restore the natural aesthetic appearance and function of teeth that are slightly damaged due to various reasons.

Physical damage such as cracking, fracture, cosmetic problems such as discolouration, curvature, curvature, intermittent appearance, misalignment and decay cause unwanted damage to the natural tooth over time. These problems can cause other diseases that can affect the whole body if no precautions are taken.

Veneers are 0.5 mm thick porcelain or composite protectors that are bonded only on the front surfaces of the teeth. Since too much pressure is applied on the back teeth during the chewing process, it is recommended to apply only on the front teeth. After intraoral measurements and scans, veneers are produced with a design suitable for the patient.

The tooth enamel is abraded to ensure adhesion between the veneer and the tooth surface. The veneers are adhered to the abraded tooth surface with a special light-curing adhesive. By protecting the natural teeth with veneers, it is aimed to reduce the damage that may occur due to use and to improve the cosmetic appearance. In veneer and crown treatments, there is no return as the enamel is eroded. Porcelain veneers can be used up to 15-20 years with the necessary care and controls.

Patients who want to have veneer treatment are concerned about experiencing pain during or after treatment. Some patients even consume alcohol before treatment to prevent their anxiety. However, the patient is informed that alcohol consumption should definitely not be consumed before the treatment as it causes blood dilution. As in all dental treatments, pain is inevitable when inappropriate treatment procedures are followed in veneer treatment.

Local anaesthesia is applied at the beginning of the treatment to prevent discomfort during the treatment. Especially being careful during the enamel abrasion process prevents possible pain sensation after treatment. If the treatment is applied to all front teeth, gum and jaw pain that may last for several weeks may occur. After the treatment, sensitivity to hot and cold may increase for a few days due to abrasion in the enamel.

Mild pain is expected to disappear completely within 2-3 weeks. If pain occurs during biting and pain that does not go away, the dentist should be consulted. Veneer height and width should be suitable for mouth closure. When there is an error in the measurements, pain may be encountered by pressing on the gingiva, causing the gingiva to recede and the root to emerge or neighbouring teeth to compress each other. Since food residues between the teeth cause pain and the formation of dental calculus and thus caries, tooth brushing and flossing should be emphasised.

For very slightly damaged teeth, lumineers veneer, which are thinner than porcelain veneers and can be reversible since there is no abrasion on the tooth enamel, can be preferred.

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