Will getting composite dental veneers hurt?

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Typically, no. We do have to buff your teeth a bit to make room for them, but that is fairly minor. A cavity will hurt more. There could be some sensitivity afterwards for some folks, but that's easily remedied by aspirin or similar.

Truthfully, for most people, the biggest source of pain is simply keeping your mouth open while we work!
Getting composite dental veneers should not hurt, though some people may experience sensitivity in their teeth following the procedure. To prepare your teeth, the dentist will buff them lightly to allow room for the veneer. Generally, about half a millimeter of the tooth is buffed away, and your dentist may give you a local anesthetic for this part of the procedure. Following the application of your veneers, you may be instructed to take ibuprofen to manage any discomfort.

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