Are Porcelain Veneers Safe for Pregnant Women?

Are Porcelain Veneers Safe for Pregnant Women?

September 7, 2021
When pregnant, women are overly cautious. They try to avoid anything that could harm them or the unborn baby. However, this should not stop you from getting your dream smile makeover.

At our cosmetic dentistry, we offer several safe procedures, such as porcelain veneers. Porcelain is a resin-based composite used on teeth. The veneers are thin shells that are cemented on the existing tooth surface. They are customized to blend in with our dental structure and appearance.

Porcelain veneers are durable and don’t stain easily. When getting porcelain veneers, more than two appointments may be required.
Reasons for Getting Porcelain Veneers

Damaged teeth can affect one social interaction. Dental veneers can be used to improve the appearance and structure of your teeth.
Dental issues that may require veneers to fix include the following:

  • Discolored Teeth – Teeth stains are caused by various factors such as certain prescription drugs, red wine, tea, or coffee. Excessive intake of fluoridated water can also cause streaks.
  • Broken or Damaged Teeth – Direct trauma to your mouth can break or crack your teeth. With time, the affected teeth may become vulnerable to dental issues. Veneers protect the damaged teeth from tooth decay and other infections.
  • Worn out Enamels – The enamel can be worn out by highly acidic food substances or overzealous brushing. Enamels cannot grow back, but veneers can replace them.
  • Uneven tooth gaps or spaces – Compared to other procedures, veneers are less invasive when closing gaps. They are also used to cover up smaller teeth, evening out your teeth alignment.

Your Eligibility to Get Veneers

Before the procedure, your doctor will evaluate your oral health to confirm your eligibility to get veneers. Then a discussion is done about the available dental treatments. If veneers are the best option, an appointment for their installation is scheduled.

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Procedures for Veneers

Medical clearance from your primary doctor may be required before the procedure. Veneer procedures are done while the patient is lying down. The amount of time required depends on how many teeth need to be fixed.

If you can’t lay down for prolonged periods, you can discuss an alternative solution with your dentist. Our Scottsdale dentist takes extra precautions when dealing with expectant mothers. We try to make the experience comfortable by offering audio or visual distractions. Local anesthesia may also be administered during the procedure.

During the porcelain veneers installation, a small part of the enamel is removed. This makes room for the veneers. A shade that blends with the rest of your teeth is then selected.

An impression of your teeth is made and sent to a laboratory for fabrication. This may take several days until they are ready.
Temporary veneers may be placed on your teeth. They provide a preview of what is to come. However, after reshaping, your teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold substances.
During the placement appointment, the temporary veneers will be removed, and the final veneers are then fitted and adjusted. If you experience any discomfort after placement, visit our dental office near 85258.

Aftercare for Porcelain Veneers

Although veneers are durable, you need to continue with regular dental checkups. This will ensure longer durability and healthy dental wellness. Here are more tips on taking care of your porcelain veneers:

  • Damaged veneers cannot be repaired, only replaced. To reduce any risk, avoid biting or chewing hard substances such as nuts.
  • Ensure you maintain proper oral hygiene by flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Use nonabrasive toothpaste when brushing.
  • Brush or rinse your mouth after taking red wine, coffee or tea.
  • Protective gear may be recommended when sleeping if you experience bruxism
  • When participating in sports activities, wear a mouthguard

You can reach out to us at Mercado Dental Care for more information on how veneers can fix your broken, chipped, cracked, or stained teeth. We also repair uneven or worn-out teeth. Our office in Scottsdale, AZ, has an experienced dentist who will take you through the process of getting your veneers. We will also be available to help you with any issues that may arise after the procedure.

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