3 Misconceptions Regarding Dental Veneers

3 Misconceptions Regarding Dental Veneers

Years of coffee and rigid foods make a perfect sparkling smile almost unattainable. But, not anymore!

Whether your teeth are crooked, cracked, decayed, stained or poorly shaped, dental veneers are your one-stop solution. Veneers are extremely thin shells which mask the front of your teeth to conceal any imperfections. The coverings are mostly personalized to match the individual dental structure of your teeth. The most common forms of dental veneers are made of porcelain.

Are they really safe? We’re here to uncover the truth about a few myths you might have heard:

Myth 1: Most of your tooth is filed down

This is definitely not true. In order to make room for the veneer to settle in, the dentist removes only a small part of your enamel. This is done so the tooth doesn’t look abnormally thick once the veneer is attached. In fact, veneers require less enamel removal compared to a dental crown. The thickness of removed enamel doesn’t exceed 0.5 mm.

Myth 2: Veneers look abnormally white

It’s a common misconception that since veneers are brand new compared to your original teeth; they’ll look extra white and will feel different. However, this is not the case. The dentist usually takes an impression of your original teeth and sends it to a lab for replication. The lab technicians construct your veneers in a manner that their shade is closest to that of your natural teeth. Not just that, even the thickness of the veneer is set as per that of your original teeth.

Myth 3: Veneers cause a lot of pain and discomfort

While implanting, a dentist usually numbs the area with local anesthetic. It does take a few days for a person to get accustomed to the idea of having an extra shell on the teeth. In fact, veneers make your teeth less sensitive by providing an extra covering. This extra covering makes it hard for hot and cold substances to reach the dentin of the enamel. According to studies, veneers are actually beneficial if your enamel suffers from erosion.

We want you to smile bright and wide. Therefore, our porcelain veneer implantation services are just one call away. If you’re from Bethesda MA, schedule an appointment with Bethesda Dental Health as soon as possible. For further details you can contact us online or by calling (301)6541887.

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