TOOTH SENSITIVITY AFTER VENEERS
Dentists in Belmont can apply dental veneers to the front sides of the teeth. Veneers are an effective way to instantly camouflage a wide range of dental imperfections, including stubborn tooth discoloration, chipped teeth, and misaligned teeth. Some patients may experience some mild tooth sensitivity after receiving their dental veneers. Tooth sensitivity refers to discomfort that occurs upon consuming hot or cold beverages and foods. Sweet and spicy tastes may also trigger tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, much like the tooth sensitivity that can occur after teeth whitening, this problem should resolve by itself within a matter of weeks.
The process of placing dental veneers requires the dentist to gently shave a very small amount of the enamel off of each treated tooth. This is necessary to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. However, the reduced thickness of the enamel increases the risk of temporary tooth sensitivity. For many patients, having a beautiful smile is worth dealing with temporary discomfort. Consider using desensitizing toothpaste for a while after receiving your new veneers.