4 Myths About Porcelain Veneers

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Have you ever wondered how celebrities always seem to have the perfect smile? They sparkle, they shine, and they look enviously perfect. More often than not, Porcelain Veneers are the truth behind those pearly whites.

Simply stated, Porcelain Veneers are thin, porcelain casings that attach to the surface of teeth. Even if you have suffered from cracks, gaps, or chips in your teeth, this procedure can help to improve tooth color and shape to give you a stunning smile.

Regardless of the many benefits of porcelain veneers, some patients still shy away from getting them because of misconceptions they have heard. Here are 4 of the most popular myths about Porcelain Veneers.

Myth #1 – Veneers Look Unnatural

Veneers of the past did look artificially white and noticeable for the wrong reasons. However, thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, modern porcelain veneers can be customized to match the shape, thickness, and color of the patient’s existing teeth. Veneers can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Myth #2 – Application is Uncomfortable

Porcelain Veneers are applied to the teeth only after patients are put under a local anesthetic. Just like during any other dental procedure, we ensure our patients are totally comfortable throughout the appointment.

Myth #3 – Teeth are Excessively Filed Down

While teeth may need to be reshaped before veneers are applied, most patients only require a minimal amount of reshaping. Our team will only file teeth down as much as is needed to preserve tooth structure. This filing is painless and is done to guarantee that the veneers bond firmly to your teeth.

Myth #4 – Veneers are Purely Aesthetic

Although the main purpose of Porcelain Veneers is usually to improve the look of a patient’s smile, we see many other benefits to the procedure. Veneers can be used to fill gaps in your teeth and make your smile more symmetrical. Baggy cheeks and lips can appear fuller with the help of veneers and give you an overall more youthful look.  Worn down or misshapen teeth and molars can be rebuilt to their former glory with the help of veneers, too.


Want to learn more about how Porcelain Veneers can benefit your smile? Contact us at Allan S. Thomas Cosmetic & General Dentistry. After a free dental veneer initial consultation, you’ll be surprised to learn just how reasonable and practical Porcelain Veneers can be to beautify your wonderful smile.