The Biggest Myths About Porcelain Veneers

The Biggest Myths About Porcelain Veneers

Posted by Dr. Lee Jul 30, 2018

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Porcelain veneers are a perfect option for enhancing your smile, because you can achieve great results very fast and with minimum intervention on your natural teeth. The application of veneers is one of the most effective and preferred cosmetic dental treatment by Burien dentists.

Dental veneers are a great solution, which can improve both the appearance and the health condition of your smile. However, still many people are skeptical about them, due to numerous myths, being spread among social groups. Here are the most popular ones.

Porcelain veneers don’t look natural

Actually, they do! Dental veneers are custom-made after your own natural teeth to look and feel natural. They are constructed out of many tiny layers of material that mimic natural teeth. They also reflect both natural and artificial light in the same way as your natural teeth would, so don’t worry! Your smile will look beautiful and perfectly natural. In fact, many people have already taken advantage of porcelain veneers, even if it’s unnoticeable. Here are few famous examples:

Porcelain veneers require a lot of intervention on your natural teeth

Another myth! The application of porcelain veneers is one of the least invasive procedures in cosmetic dentistry. As porcelain veneers are very thin porcelain shells, placed by means of a special strong adhesive, little or no preparation is necessary for their appliance. Veneers require minimal preparation of the tooth itself as only a very small amount of the enamel needs to be removed compared to other cosmetic dental procedures.

Porcelain veneers require a lot of maintenance

Not more than just keeping an overall good oral hygiene. In fact, a veneer smile is even easier to keep in shape, as porcelain veneers are practically unstainable.

Veneers change color over time

The structure and surface of porcelain veneers prevent staining substances from penetrating into them, which means that there is a very little chance of color change. Still, you should take a proper care of your pearly smile, which includes avoiding staining foods and beverages, and using only a toothpaste, recommended by your Burien dentist, as toothpastes with abrasive compounds could scratch the surface of your veneers. In addition, regular visits for thorough check up and proper cleaning are also recommendable for maintaining your flawless smile.

Porcelain veneers are used only for aesthetic reasons

Dental veneers are used mainly for their aesthetic benefits. However, veneers can also improve the health condition of your smile. Some of the key health benefits of porcelain veneers include:

  • Strengthening or restoring cracked or chipped teeth
  • Protecting teeth from tooth decay
  • Protecting teeth from staining and discoloration

Porcelain veneers can be a perfect option for enhancing your smile. If you would like to know whether this is the right dental solution for you, you should consult a medical professional like Dr. Lee from Burien Family Dental Care. Dr. Lee would offer you a thorough examination and help you choose the best solution for your individual needs.

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