I have horribly sensitive teeth which give me great difficulty when it comes to eating and drinking. I had the idea that maybe getting porcelain veneers would be a good way to deal with this if nothing else has worked. Am I reaching for the stars or is this a possible solution?
Not only can you reach for the stars with this, you can reach them and look like one…at least a Hollywood star. Porcelain veneers can be a fantastic solution for tooth sensitivity. There is one caveat. You need to go to a cosmetic dentist who will take the time to isolate the cause of your sensitivity. This gives you the best opportunity for a successful outcome.
Some Dental Causes for Tooth Sensitivity
There can be some other solutions as well. Let’s go through some dental causes and solutions.
- You have leaky, poorly sealed fillings that need to be removed and filled again and sealed properly. This would cost you a lot less than a smile makeover.
- Your bite is off. This will cause your teeth to come together unnaturally putting stress on your bite. Invisalign can be a good solution for this.
- Unknown tooth decay.
- You unknowingly grind your teeth at night while you’re sleeping and your teeth are very tender to biting on when you get up. Your dentist should be able to diagnose this based on the wear on your teeth. If this is the case, a night guard will provide an inexpensive solution.
If it turns out porcelain veneers are your best solution, make sure you get an expert, artistic cosmetic dentist. This way you will be pleased with the results and have a smile you want to share.
Finding an Expert Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t a recognized speciality. Even worse, smile makeovers aren’t taught in dental school to give a dentist an opportunity to become skilled in cosmetic work. Instead, they have to invest time in post-doctoral training. The problem is, it is hard for patients to know which dentists have done that and which haven’t.
Because of that, the mynewsmile.com website began a find a cosmetic dentist page. They pre-screen every dentist who wishes to be listed. They can’t just pay to get on. Instead, they have to provide evidence of their technical training as well as a number of cases they’ve done to show they also have artistry.
Any dentist they recommend can handle your situation and give you a stunning smile.
This blog is brought to you by Huntsville Dentist Dr. Steve Murphree.