do veneers hurt? the honest truth

Our Australian dentists go out of their way to make the process as easy as possible

If you want to get porcelain veneers, you’ve probably done some research already. One of the biggest questions that people tend to have for us here at smilogy is about whether the procedure will hurt.

Luckily, our Australian dentists are super experienced, so they go out of their way to make the process as easy as possible. However, as everyone is unique, we can’t speak for everyone’s pain levels. To be as open as possible, yes, you may go through a little discomfort on the way to achieving your dream smile. Let us explain!

This part is equally exciting as it is nerve-wracking. First, we’ll show you a preview of what your smile is going to look like with veneers before you get started. Our smile design technology allows us to be 100% accurate before you proceed.

You’ll be so excited by this point that you’ll barely notice the next steps! We need to prepare your natural teeth, to make space so that the veneers will fit naturally and also hygienically.

We’ll level with you – we have to remove some tooth enamel. However, this is usually only a fraction of a millimetre, unless you need to massively change the position of your teeth.

Don’t worry, you’ll be numbed throughout. Afterwards, you may feel a little sore, but it’s nothing to worry about. You can soothe yourself with over-the-counter medication so having veneers won’t hurt.

you’ll get temporary veneers

After your teeth have been properly prepared, you’ll move onto the next step. Your temporary veneers will be worn until we’ve finished crafting your long-term ones for you.

At this stage, you might experience some discomfort. Your teeth will be numbed, but you might feel a bit bothered by the vibrations of our preparation tools. In some cases, this vibration might cause your tooth pulp to become inflamed. Any swelling in this area could be a little painful, but can be treated with the likes of ibuprofen.

At this stage, you may also experience a little smile sensitivity. The temporary veneers aren’t quite as tough as your final ones, so you won’t be as well insulated against hot or cold. You won’t have to wear these for long!

your final veneer placement

Okay, it’s almost time to see your finished smile! Your final veneers are created to your exact needs, which is why they aren’t ready right away. These are custom in terms of material, shape, size and shade.

When they’re ready, the temporary veneers come off and we bond the final veneers to your teeth. Again, we’ll numb you, so this doesn’t usually cause discomfort.

Veneers can be a big change, so you may get a little bit of an uncomfortable feeling in the days after. Just a bit more sensitivity, that kind of thing. Nothing your local pharmacy can’t help you to fix!

you can do it! book a scan

If you want veneers badly enough, it will all be worth it. At smilogy, we can help you with veneers as part of smile design process.

We’re always here to talk through any worries, openly and honestly. Plus, we can help you find other options if veneers just aren’t for you. We want you to fall in love with your new smile!

To book, call us now on 02 8005 4434 or get in touch.

Dr Luke Cronin

Dr Luke Cronin

As a graduate of the University of Queensland (2000, 2013) and the University of Sydney (2006), Dr Cronin is one of Australia’s leading cosmetic dentists, specialising in creating stunning new smiles with cutting edge cosmetic dentistry techniques, including clear aligners, whitening and porcelain veneers.

Dr Cronin's work has been showcased in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle magazine and in 2019 he was awarded Australasian Dentist of the Year by My Face My Body in 2019.

Acknowledged an expert in his field for segments on the Today Show and House of Wellness, Dr Cronin now offers his first-class cosmetic treatments and customer care at smilogy.

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