Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

Oct 08, 2018

Are you experiencing decay, excessive wear, discoloration, or shifting teeth? You may be actively searching for the best way to achieve the perfect smile you have always dreamed of showing off. Our team at My Dental Clinic offers several different cosmetic services that help to boost patient’s confidence levels and improve their smiles. One treatment is known as porcelain veneers. They have provided several patients with a transformed smile, but are they right for you? Continue reading on to learn everything you need to know about porcelain veneers as well as the misconceptions surrounding them.

What are porcelain veneers and what do they treat?

Porcelain veneers are made out of a thin, translucent, porcelain shell that is individually attached to the outside surface of a tooth. They help to correct several issues including gaps between teeth, discoloration, chips, cracks, minor misalignments, and discoloration of teeth. If you are affected by any of these issues, then talk to your dentist about porcelain veneers for your smile.

Common Misconceptions

  • The application is painful. A local anaesthetic is administered to patients prior to the application process.
  • You only need veneers for the front of your mouth. Porcelain veneers can be placed on any tooth in a patient’s smile.
  • The entire tooth has to be filed down prior to application. Minimal reshaping of a tooth may be necessary. This is done to better apply the veneer without it appearing bulky.
  • Veneers are unnaturally white and noticeable. Modern veneers can be customized to a patient’s unique smile. You can choose the thickness, shape, and color of a veneer in order to match it perfectly to the rest of your teeth.
  • Veneers can be applied in just one visit. In order to get the perfect smile for your mouth, applying dental veneers is a multi step process.

Are porcelain veneers right for you?

Porcelain veneers are used to correct a wide range of issues that affect patients. If you are interested in porcecalin veneers for your smile, then contact our experienced team at My Dental Clinic for more information.