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Will it be painful to get veneers?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Somewhat
You will likely first receive numbing shots which should make the procedure relatively pain free.
After this wears off, you will likely have some soreness which can be controlled with medication.

In brief: Somewhat
You will likely first receive numbing shots which should make the procedure relatively pain free.
After this wears off, you will likely have some soreness which can be controlled with medication.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Stanley Siu
medication would primarily consist of OTC meds such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Veneers can be range from no prep, minimal prep (.3 mm) to moderate prep (.4 - 1 mm) and heavy prep (> 1 mm). A dentist will determine which prep design is best suited for you based upon your expected desires & expectations.
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
Most of the time my patients state that they didn't feel a thing, and in two short visits, two weeks apart, they have a brand new smile they are not ashamed of! if not, the discomfort is extremely minimal.

In brief: Not usually
Most of the time my patients state that they didn't feel a thing, and in two short visits, two weeks apart, they have a brand new smile they are not ashamed of! if not, the discomfort is extremely minimal.
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree
In brief: It shouldn't be.
Modern dental care can be done with multiple layers of anesthetic (i.
e.: numbing to hide the numbing to hide the discomfort of dental care). If that isn't enough talk with your dentist about sedation (take a pill or start an IV line before treatment and forget the whole thing). If your teeth are otherwise healthy and respond well you could be back in action and not skip a beat. Talk with your dds.

In brief: It shouldn't be.
Modern dental care can be done with multiple layers of anesthetic (i.
e.: numbing to hide the numbing to hide the discomfort of dental care). If that isn't enough talk with your dentist about sedation (take a pill or start an IV line before treatment and forget the whole thing). If your teeth are otherwise healthy and respond well you could be back in action and not skip a beat. Talk with your dds.
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
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2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Veneers can be done either prep less or with minimal prep this will depend on the position of your teeth, what old filling material is in them and what result is sought.
Most of my pts with minimal prep do not get novacaine but you can request it.

In brief: No
Veneers can be done either prep less or with minimal prep this will depend on the position of your teeth, what old filling material is in them and what result is sought.
Most of my pts with minimal prep do not get novacaine but you can request it.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Shouldn't be...
Some patients can do fine without local anesthetic.
Most patients do benefit from local anesthetic. Following treatment we do not anticipate much discomfort at all.

In brief: Shouldn't be...
Some patients can do fine without local anesthetic.
Most patients do benefit from local anesthetic. Following treatment we do not anticipate much discomfort at all.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not usually
As cosmetic dentists when we make porcelain veneers, we have to create a result that you will be pleased with.
Some people want a "perfect" result, if so, it might require more trimming of the teeth to accomplish it. For others, they want to make an improvement, but don't want to do it at the expense of shaving a lot off their teeth. In general, you will be a little sore to start, then fine.

In brief: Not usually
As cosmetic dentists when we make porcelain veneers, we have to create a result that you will be pleased with.
Some people want a "perfect" result, if so, it might require more trimming of the teeth to accomplish it. For others, they want to make an improvement, but don't want to do it at the expense of shaving a lot off their teeth. In general, you will be a little sore to start, then fine.
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
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Dr. R Thomas
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Veneers
Depending on the type of veneers, you may or may not need to get numb.
Some veneers require little or no preparation of your teeth while others may require extensive preparation. A good dentist will use either or these techniques and variations between depending on alignment, colors, and other factors. Your dentist should have a detailed discussion with you regarding his or her plans.

In brief: Veneers
Depending on the type of veneers, you may or may not need to get numb.
Some veneers require little or no preparation of your teeth while others may require extensive preparation. A good dentist will use either or these techniques and variations between depending on alignment, colors, and other factors. Your dentist should have a detailed discussion with you regarding his or her plans.
Dr. R Thomas
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Porcelain Veneers
There are different types of veneers.
Non-prep veneers requiring minimal to no tooth reduction, may not even requiere numbing. Prep veneers requiring the removal of tooth on the front surface of the teeth adapt better to the shape of your teeth but is more invasive. Comparing the second to doing fillings, it rates about the same level of discomfort. Most important you will have a beautiful smile!

In brief: Porcelain Veneers
There are different types of veneers.
Non-prep veneers requiring minimal to no tooth reduction, may not even requiere numbing. Prep veneers requiring the removal of tooth on the front surface of the teeth adapt better to the shape of your teeth but is more invasive. Comparing the second to doing fillings, it rates about the same level of discomfort. Most important you will have a beautiful smile!
Dr. Abel Loredo
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No!
Traditionally it is not painful to get veneers.
Depending on the type of veneer and preparation needed, no anesthesia is used as minimal tooth structure is removed. For those that need more tooth prepared, then anesthesia will be used and you will not feel pain from the drilling. A solid treatment plan and your explaining to the doctor your desires and expectations is very important for success.

In brief: No!
Traditionally it is not painful to get veneers.
Depending on the type of veneer and preparation needed, no anesthesia is used as minimal tooth structure is removed. For those that need more tooth prepared, then anesthesia will be used and you will not feel pain from the drilling. A solid treatment plan and your explaining to the doctor your desires and expectations is very important for success.
Dr. Kim Capehart
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Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry
In brief: No
Dental veneers are just like any other dental procedure.
Local anesthetic might be needed to do them.

In brief: No
Dental veneers are just like any other dental procedure.
Local anesthetic might be needed to do them.
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
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