Will getting composite dental veneers hurt?

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.

Continue Learning about Dental Veneers

What are the disadvantages of dental veneers?
Dr. Saul N. Miller, DDSDr. Saul N. Miller, DDS
The disadvantages of dental veneers include cost, potential need to replace and/or repair (if possib...
More Answers
How are veneers maintained?
American Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association
Your dentist may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your v...
More Answers
What preparation is needed before veneers are placed?
American Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association
If you are considering veneers, you should consult with your dentist to ensure you are a candidate. ...
More Answers
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
Thomas Connelly, Online InfluencerThomas Connelly, Online Influencer
Of the different types of veneers available, I like porcelain the best, because it's easily the stro...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.