A smile makeover with porcelain veneers can be lifechanging. But what if you’re concerned that after you have the baby, you’ll have little time to focus on dental esthetics? Is it okay to receive porcelain veneers while you’re pregnant? Consider the facts.
During the first trimester, your baby is rapidly developing and sensitive to foreign substances. After that time, there is minimal risk of the baby being affected by dental treatment. If you have a dental emergency that requires immediate attention, find a cosmetic dentist to discuss your treatment options.
Before you receive porcelain veneers, your dentist will x-ray your teeth to determine if they are healthy and to determine if veneers are the right treatment for you. Modern digital dental x-rays emit a very low dosage of radiation. A single x-ray should not affect the growing baby.
Local anesthesia ensures you’re comfortable as your dentist prepares your teeth for porcelain veneers. Are you anxious about dental appointments? If so, sedation dentistry is available. Many expecting mothers who have dental anxiety and need sedation decide to wait until the baby is born to receive treatment.
4. Your Gums
Your body is more sensitive when you’re pregnant. Care must be taken with veneer placement to ensure your gums are not irritated. Otherwise, they can become infected, and an untreated infection will spread. It’s essential to find a skilled cosmetic dentist who will precisely prepare your teeth and place the veneers to prevent lingering gum irritation.
5. Your Comfort
Dental treatment can create anxiety for some people. Also, consider your comfort during pregnancy in the following situations:
- if you’re in the dental chair for extended periods
- the number of visits required to receive porcelain veneers
- your general anxiety level about receiving cosmetic changes
It’s best to limit your stress during pregnancy.
Schedule a Porcelain Veneers Consultation
Schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist to discuss your options for porcelain veneers and to learn what you can expect throughout the process.
You can expect great results with porcelain veneers from a cosmetic dentist.
Lowell, MA accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Szarek sponsors this blog post.