Posted on 3/20/2019 by Sundberg Office
|Dental veneers are an effective cosmetic treatment for a variety of dental concerns. It involves placing thin layers of porcelain over the teeth to improve the appearance of a smile.
They can mask chips, stains, cracks, and misshapen teeth, but before veneers can put into place, the teeth need to be prepared. For many people, this part in the process causes a little fear, as you may be wondering if the procedure causes pain.
About Tooth Preparation
To prepare your teeth for veneer placement, your natural teeth will be shaped. This involves shaving off a small portion of the natural tooth structure to allow enough space for the veneer shell. Fortunately, the amount of tooth that is removed is so small that most patients don't experience any discomfort. It will be over before you know it, and your teeth will be ready to receive your beautiful new veneers.
A new type of veneer is now available, and it is called the no-prep veneer. This veneer placement process doesn't file down the tooth, so you won't have to worry about any preparation discomfort. Plus, the process is reversible.
If You're Still Nervous
Despite this reassurance, some people still feel nervous about their appointment. Dental anxiety is a very real condition, but fortunately, there are ways that we can help. We offer a variety of sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and oral conscious sedation. We will evaluate your case individually to see which option might work the best, and they we'll help you to completely relax as we prepare your teeth for veneers.
Do you want to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they might improve your smile? If so, contact our office today. We want to help you to get the beautiful smile of your dreams.