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Will Porcelain Veneers Harm Your Teeth?

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Porcelain veneers are a common and effective solution to restoring your smile!

Damage to your teeth can occur in a multitude of different ways, and in many cases, at no fault of your own.

There’s no need to feel ashamed of misshapen or damaged teeth, especially when you have the option of using porcelain veneers to fix it.

If you’re considering investing in veneers to create your dream smile, but still have hesitation, then you’re in the right place!

Today, we’re answering the commonly asked question:

Will porcelain veneers harm your teeth?

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • Whether porcelain veneers will harm your teeth
  • If they hurt
  • How to take care of your veneers

Let’s get started:

Will porcelain veneers harm your teeth?

The simple answer is no. Veneers will not harm your teeth. As long as you see a qualified cosmetic dentist, your smile is in good hands.

Your dentist will take x-rays to make sure your teeth are healthy enough for veneer placement. If they spot too much decay, you may need additional treatment before getting veneers.

Either way, your dentist will take all the necessary precautions to ensure veneers won’t harm you or your natural teeth.

The veneer is bonded to your tooth with a safe material that can last up to a decade.

Plus, they won’t stain as your natural teeth would.

Do porcelain veneers hurt?

Most patients report zero pain from the veneer procedure!

Your dentist might offer you a numbing treatment to help ease any discomfort. Plus, because the process is minimally invasive, you won’t need to worry about a long recovery or extra maintenance.

How to take care of veneers.

By taking care of your veneers post-procedure, you can prevent any discomfort in the future.

Here are a few tips for at-home care:

  1. Practice good oral hygiene daily (brush, floss, and rinse)
  2. Avoid grinding your teeth (use a nightguard if necessary)
  3. Avoid chewing excessively on ice, pens, or your nails
  4. Keep up with regular dentist visits (at least twice per year)

When it comes to your home care, be cautious about the toothpaste you choose!

Some toothpaste options can have ingredients that are too abrasive for veneers.

To be safe, use a gel instead of a paste.

Ready to take your smile to the next level?

Dental Health Care of Woburn is here to help!

Dr. Melissa Mancuso is highly trained in cosmetic dentistry and knows how to provide you with a Hollywood smile using veneers.

When you come to our office, you’ll see that we focus on:

  • Using the best equipment available
  • Creating a modern, cozy environment
  • Getting to know YOU

The first step in fixing your smile with porcelain veneers is setting up a consultation. We’ll chat about goals, examine your teeth, and make a game plan.

Contact us to schedule a complimentary veneers consultation.

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Dental Health Care of Woburn serves patients from Woburn, Winchester, Burlington, Stoneham, Reading, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Lexington, Wakefield, and surrounding communities.

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