Over the past 30 years, the technology and techniques used for porcelain veneers has changed significantly. Dr. Kevin Sands uses state-of-the-art treatment methods at his practice that maximize patient comfort while creating beautiful, natural-looking smiles.
Depending upon the type of veneer that is best suited for the patient’s needs, the natural tooth structure may require some prepping or reshaping before the veneer can be attached. Porcelain veneers and composite veneers typically require very minimal prep work, preserving the majority of the original tooth structure. Prepless veneers are an extremely modern dental innovation that allows Dr. Sands to effectively conceal tooth imperfections with almost no modification of the tooth’s original structure prior to veneer is attached.
During the veneers procedure, most patients typically feel little to no pain and many report only mild discomfort or sensitivity. Patients who suffer from dental anxiety may benefit from sedation techniques to help them feel more at ease throughout the procedure. It is common for patients to experience heightened tooth sensitivity after teeth are prepped for the veneers. This discomfort should gradually dissipate over the course of a week. Avoiding foods at extreme temperatures as well as chewy or crunchy foods may help reduce sensitivity. There is no downtime associated with the placement of porcelain veneers, and patients generally feel comfortable returning to their normal activities immediately..
To learn more information about porcelain veneers, please contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sands.