6 Myths About Cosmetic Veneers

Cosmetic veneers are a popular choice of affordable cosmetic dentistry for people who are self-conscious about their smile. Not everyone feels great about others seeing their chipped, crooked, gapped or discoloured teeth, so they choose cosmetic veneers to improve their appearance. 

While they are commonly used among Australians looking to brighten their smile, there are many misconceptions that patients are led to believe by misinformed people before seeking treatment from a professional dentist. We recommend always seeking the truth about any dental procedures from an experienced team, like us here at the Smile Designer Dental Studio.

  • What Are Dental Veneers?

When choosing this type of elective dental treatment, it involves using a porcelain custom made covering for the front of your teeth while keeping your smile’s natural structure. As they are made of a solid yet thin shell of ceramic, they are a popular choice for both patients and dentists and are used worldwide.

  • Debunking Common Misconceptions

As this grows as a popular form of affordable cosmetic dentist, the mistaken beliefs surrounding the procedure continue to circulate among the misinformed. To help debunk some of these misconceptions, we’re providing you with some facts surrounding this form of treatment.

01

They Look Fake:

One of the widely spoken mistaken beliefs surrounding cosmetic veneers is that they look fake. Words thrown around include: they look too straight, too big, overly white, tic-tacs and unnatural. There are reasons why these untruths are thrown around: Gum recession exposes existing tooth colour and the edge of the tooth covering that you wouldn’t otherwise see. As technology has advanced, so has the natural look of this treatment.

They are customised to each individual in shape and colour and crafted to fit seamlessly over your teeth. To ensure the natural look remains, follow an excellent oral hygiene routine. When they are applied by a team of dentists who are experts in their field, such as those at The Smile Designer Dental Studio, they will appear realistic. They will be regularly maintained so that they retain their natural appearance.

02

Cosmetic Veneers Are for Everyone

While many people like this choice for improving their smile, it isn’t suitable for everyone. While accessibility isn’t an issue as they are an affordable cosmetic dentistry option, temporary issues make them unsuitable for everyone.

The most significant factor that debunks this myth is tooth and gum health. Whatever elective procedure you choose, any gum disease or tooth decay must be treated before your smile can be transformed.

03

The Fitting is Painful

A common belief is that it is a painful experience to undergo. This is not an unusual thought process for most procedures. However, in this case, it isn’t true. As modern medicine has evolved, there is very little to no pain, and patients don’t experience discomfort. The usual process is to undergo a local an aesthetic for numbing.

Once the fitting is completed, your mouth area may experience a little discomfort, typical after oral procedures, but it will disappear quickly. If you’re concerned about pain during the procedure, we recommend sharing your concerns with your dentist to discuss what’s involved and help ease your mind.

04

They are Fragile

There’s a common misconception that these are fragile. There is no truth to this statement, given they are made from durable porcelain, making them as strong as tooth enamel.

Oral care should still be a priority regardless of what procedure you undergo, and caring for these tooth coverings will help them remain in excellent condition. It’s essential to care for them by not biting your nails and avoiding eating hard food, e.g. biting into hard candy. Breakage isn’t likely, and they are typically resistant to chipping and cracking.

05

Staining

One of the great misconceptions is that veneers are prone to staining, which we gladly debunk. Porcelain isn’t porous, which means red wine, tea, coffee, and other food and beverages do not stain. The non-staining nature is one of the reasons they are a popular choice, unlike your natural smile staining if you regularly drink coffee.

Again, receding gums are why people think they stain, but they are seeing the natural tooth colour that the gum issue exposes. If the natural tooth shows, that area will stain, leaving the veneer

04

They are Fragile

There’s a common misconception that these are fragile. There is no truth to this statement, given they are made from durable porcelain, making them as strong as tooth enamel.

Oral care should still be a priority regardless of what procedure you undergo, and caring for these tooth coverings will help them remain in excellent condition. It’s essential to care for them by not biting your nails and avoiding eating hard food, e.g. biting into hard candy. Breakage isn’t likely, and they are typically resistant to chipping and cracking.

Bonus Myth

They Make Your Teeth Weak

A common misconception about this type of treatment is that they weaken your teeth, making them vulnerable. There is no truth to this statement, with most of the tooth remaining intact during preparation for this procedure, and the porcelain veneer is known to provide added protection to each tooth. While the enamel will be lightly filed in preparation for the procedure, around a millimetre for better adhesion, patients don’t need to worry that they will end up with a nub of a tooth.

 

Enjoy Your Smile With Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile with confidence when undergoing affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures at The Smile Designer. You can enjoy all the benefits of porcelain veneers while debunking the misconceptions many seem to possess. People are often misinformed about most types of dental solutions because they don’t seek information from professionals in this field.

Our team always shares the facts with patients so they can base their decision on accuracy rather than misconceived ideas. Do you want to know more about this procedure and whether it’s right for you? We welcome you to contact our team for an appointment and find out how we can transform your smile into one that makes you feel confident and happy.

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