Hi I am having four veeners put on my upper front teeth by a cosmetic dentist after your website refered me to him. My question is I am 6 months pregnant and was wondering if the procedure was safe for my baby. The dentist said it would be because no anesthesia would be necessary but I just wanted to be sure.
Congratulations on both accounts – on the baby you’re expecting, and on your new smile!
There is nothing to worry about being pregnant and having porcelain veneers.
Even if you did need novocain, novocain is one of the very few drugs that has been tested and is known to be safe for unborn babies – they even give that during childbirth in some cases. They do try to avoid novocain, however, during the first three months of pregnancy, because there are a lot of unknowns with babies that young. And it’s good to avoid any dental work when you are really close to delivery because that can be hard on the patient. But six months along – that’s good timing.
– Dr. Hall