Does The Porcelain Veneers Procedure Hurt?


The majority of Dr. Michael Kosdon’s
porcelain veneers patients report little to no discomfort during the procedure. Porcelain veneers are considered a minimally-invasive treatment and any potential discomfort is greatly diminished through use of a local anesthetic. Dr. Kosdon has extensive experience placing porcelain veneers and his degree of skill can minimize the chance for complications or discomfort.

During the Procedure

Applying porcelain veneers usually requires only a limited amount of tooth preparation before placement. The front portion of the tooth only needs to accommodate a thin shell of porcelain, so just a very small amount of the tooth enamel is typically removed. To prevent sensitivity and ensure this process is as painless as possible, a local anesthetic is applied before preparation. Once the tooth is ready to receive the veneer, it is bonded seamlessly onto the tooth with a durable adhesive.

After the Procedure

After the porcelain veneers procedure is complete, it is extremely rare for patients to complain of any significant pain or discomfort. Sometimes patients may experience temperature sensitivity after the procedure, but this typically subsides within a few days after treatment.

Sedation Dentistry for Added Comfort

For patients who desire additional relaxation during their porcelain veneers procedure, Dr. Kosdon offers sedation dentistry options. Sedation dentistry can be ideal for patients with high anxiety or fear of undergoing dental treatment. With the use of sedating medications, patients report feeling no pain and in some cases do not even remember undergoing the procedure. For more information about sedation dentistry options during porcelain veneers treatment, please speak with Dr. Kosdon during your smile evaluation to find out which method may be best for you.

Contact Our Beverly Hills Practice for Porcelain Veneers

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry and finding out if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, we encourage you to contact our practice in Beverly Hills to schedule a smile evaluation with Dr. Kosdon.

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