Risks of Veneers in Plano, TX

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Understanding The Potential Dangers of Porcelain Veneers

While porcelain veneers are a popular and effective type of dental veneer to enhance your smile, it’s important to be aware of potential risks before making your decision. Dr. Darren Dickson, your trusted Plano cosmetic dentist, walks you through these considerations to help you make an informed choice about your cosmetic dental treatment. Schedule a consultation at My Dentist in Plano today by calling our Collin County dental practice at (972) 378-9747 and learn more.woman with mouth pain

Porcelain Veneer Risks

Tooth Sensitivity

One common side effect of porcelain veneers is temporary tooth sensitivity. This can occur when the thin layer of enamel is removed to accommodate the veneer, potentially exposing the dentin – the sensitive layer containing nerve endings. While usually temporary and manageable with over-the-counter solutions, it’s important to be prepared for this possibility.

Impact on Natural Teeth

The process of applying veneers requires removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth surface. This can potentially weaken the tooth structure, and weakened teeth are more susceptible to damage like cracking or chipping. Individuals with large dental fillings may find that veneers are not suitable due to the weakened tooth structure. In rare cases, loose dental veneers could potentially damage the underlying natural tooth.

Fit Considerations

There’s a slight chance that veneers may not fit perfectly on the first try. This could lead to discomfort, changes in your bite, or speech issues, which might require additional adjustments.

Gum Irritation

Improperly fitted veneers or bacterial buildup around the gum line can cause gum irritation or inflammation. This can manifest as redness, swelling, or bleeding, and if left untreated, could potentially lead to more serious gum issues.

Irreversible Procedure

The process of preparing your teeth for veneers involves removing a small amount of enamel. This step is irreversible, meaning your teeth will always require protection with veneers or other dental restorations such as dental crowns. Unlike some other dental procedures, the preparation for veneers is irreversible, requiring ongoing maintenance or replacement.

Risk of Infection

While rare, there’s a small risk of infection if bacteria become trapped under the veneer. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, redness around the affected tooth, and in severe cases, fever. It’s crucial to contact Dr. Dickson immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

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Make an Informed Decision With Dr. Dickson in Plano, TX!

While porcelain veneers can provide a beautiful, long-lasting solution for enhancing your smile, it’s important to understand and consider the potential risks. Dr. Dickson at My Dentist in Plano is committed to discussing these factors with you thoroughly before proceeding with treatment.

Choose a qualified, experienced dental professional for your veneer procedure. Contact My Dentist in Plano today at (972) 378-9747 to schedule your porcelain veneer consultation. We proudly serve patients from Plano, Richardson, Garland, Dallas, and surrounding areas in Texas.

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