What To Know If You’re Interested In Dental Veneers

Are you curious about getting dental veneers to fix a cosmetic problem with your teeth, but you do not know much about them? If so, you likely have the following questions about them.

Is The Procedure Painful? 

Many people associate pain with going to the dentist, but you shouldn't feel pain when getting dental veneers. The dentist will numb your mouth to prevent you from feeling discomfort when they prep your teeth for the veneers. However, there can be some mild discomfort or sensitivity afterward for a short while after the procedure. You can deal with any pain you're experiencing with over-the-counter pain medications 

How Long Will Veneers Last?

Know that dental veneers are not going to last forever. Thankfully, with the proper care, dental veneers can last for about 10 years. You would then need to return to the dentist when you have issues with chipping, staining, or even issues where the veneers no longer remain bonded to your teeth. If your teeth have shifted as you've gotten older, you may want a new set of veneers to help hide any gaps that can be seen. 

Will The Veneers Look Natural To Others?

Your dentist will do a great job at ensuring the dental veneers match your natural teeth. This is done by matching the color of the teeth that surround the veneers and making sure that they look like they are the appropriate size for your mouth. The veneer material is made out of either porcelain or composite resin, with both materials being capable of providing a natural look.

Will Your Dental Insurance Help Pay For Veneers? 

It is always worth checking with your dental insurance provider to find out if they cover veneers. It is possible that they will cover the procedure if you need veneers to repair damage caused by a disease or being injured. Unfortunately, it is rare to find coverage for dental veneers when the need is simply due to not caring for your teeth.

Are There Side Effects Of Getting Veneers?

There are a few potential side effects of having dental veneers placed on your teeth. Some people do experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, even though it is temporary. You may also experience gum irritation. The biggest side effect is that installing veneers does cause damage to your teeth, so it is not a reversible procedure if you do not like them.  

For more information about cosmetic dental services, contact a local dentist.