Stains, chips, cracks, and gaps in your teeth may cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. Your smile is often the first thing people notice, so it is important to leave a good first impression. Dental veneers can give you a stunning white smile that restores any cosmetic problems you may be facing. Although veneers are considered to be a low-risk procedure, complications are always a risk.
Porcelain veneers require removal of a small portion of the enamel. This means that they are a permanent restoration. And although the risk is low, increased tooth sensitivity could occur. Temporary sensitivity to hot and cold foods could occur in the first week or so. Patients should avoid any foods that could disturb the enamel, and they should use a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. If sensitivity lasts for more than three months after the procedure, then you should see our Los Angeles veneers expert to correct the issue.
Additionally, your veneers will need to be replaced eventually. If properly maintained, your veneers could last up to 20 years, but replacement is an inevitability. If a patient already has enamel erosion before the first treatment, there might not be enough material for a second placement. In this scenario, cosmetic bonding or a dental crown will be necessary.
Contact our office to schedule a consultation, and our dentist can go over any concerns you may have about dental veneers.