5 Common Misconceptions about Porcelain Veneers

5 Common Misconceptions about Porcelain Veneers

Dec 12, 2018

Veneers are a great way to get the smile that you have always dreamed of. The appearance of pearly-white, perfectly straight teeth is now very much a reality, without the need for harsh whitening sessions or painful aligners and braces. However, despite all the great benefits of porcelain veneers, there are still some people who are turned away by these five common misconceptions.

Misconception No.1: The Application is Painful

Local anesthetics are used when placing veneers. Local anesthetics provide elimination of pain or discomfort during the procedure but won’t inhibit cognitive awareness.

Misconception No. 2: You Only Need Veneers for the Front of Your Mouth

In most cases, veneers are used on the top row of teeth because they are the most visible. However, veneers are also available for placement on the bottom row of teeth and premolars.

Misconception No. 3: The Entire Tooth Must be Filed Down Before Veneers Can be Placed

The amount of shaving and reshaping of the teeth is quite minimal with the placement of veneers. While it is necessary, it isn’t so dramatic as to damage healthy teeth before placement. So, this is one less thing that you need to worry about, as compared to other dental solutions.

Misconception No. 4: Veneers Only Serve Aesthetic Purposes

Most people do choose veneers on account of improving facial appearance. However, veneers can do much more than provide a straight, pearly-white smile. Veneers can also be used to fill out the cheeks and rebuild the molars. This can help someone to bite, chew, and speak properly.

Misconception No. 5: Veneers are Unnaturally White and Noticeable

Thanks to modern technology, veneers can be custom designed for each patient. This means that you can get a set of veneers that are personalized to match the size, color, and shape of your natural teeth. This provides a smile that is natural and appealing.

If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, schedule an appointment with us today. Your dental needs are very important to us and our staff would love to help you get the smile that you have always wanted.

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