Gallagher Dentistry & Facial Pain Center offers porcelain veneers to improve your smile. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are adhered to the front surface of the tooth to improve the shape and color. Teeth may be misshapen naturally or may be cracked or chipped as the result of an accident. Many things can contribute to discolored or misshapen teeth, such as: smoking, drinking wine or coffee, aging, certain medications to name a few. Find out if you’re a candidate by scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors.
Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers
What happens during the procedure for porcelain veneers at Gallagher Dentistry & Facial Pain Center?
The dentist uses a special tool to remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth to ensure that the porcelain veneer surface is in line with the other teeth. While the lab makes the permanent restorations, temporaries are placed to allow the patient and dentist to evaluate the final shape, position, and color of the veneers and make any necessary changes.
When can normal activities resume after the procedure for porcelain veneers?
Patients may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure for porcelain veneers. In some cases, the teeth may temporarily be sensitive to hot and cold after the procedure for porcelain veneers. Consult our doctors for any prolonged sensitivity.
Is there any pain associated with the procedure for porcelain veneers?
Typically, patients do not experience pain during or after the procedure for porcelain veneers, thanks to the use of local anesthetic to make patients comfortable during the procedure. Over-the-counter medication may be recommended afterward if mild discomfort remains.