Many people are interested in getting porcelain veneers, as it can greatly improve the look of your smile and saves you the trouble of getting braces. However, it's understandable if you're wondering if you'll be constantly aware of the fact that a foreign object is adhered to your teeth once you have them. Here's what you need to know about the feeling of veneers and whether you should get them or not.
What They're Made Of
Dental veneers are made out of the same material as other high-quality dental replacements, like tooth implants and crowns. Most veneers are made out of porcelain, which not only resembles real teeth but also feels very similar. They both have a smooth, slick surface, so you shouldn't expect dental veneers to be any more noticeable than crowns and other dental repair work are.
That being said, you may initially notice that your veneers are on your teeth. This is a common adjustment process that most people go through when they have any kind of dental work done - even a deep cleaning!
The main reason you'll notice them at first is because you haven't adjusted to them yet. Most people will gradually become less aware of their veneers or other dental work until they forget that they even have them. Think about it this way: do you remember exactly which teeth you've had fillings in or crowns put on just by feeling them in your mouth? Probably not!
Made for Comfort
Lastly, dental veneers are designed with your comfort in mind. Dentists achieve this in a few different ways.
First of all, dental veneers don't need to be put in with screws or anything else that requires drilling the tooth. They're attached with a dental adhesive that provides a solid connection to your teeth but doesn't leave you with any sensitivity or discomfort after they're in place or during the procedure to put them on.
In addition, dental veneers are made to be as thin as possible so that they don't give your teeth a jutting-out look or feel. You shouldn't expect any kind of wear or tear on the inside of your mouth from veneers.
Veneers are a very comfortable and convenient solution to tooth problems for the vast majority of people. If you're still curious about them, contact a dentist and ask for a consultation so that the two of you can discuss the process and you can find out for yourself what veneers look like.