Porcelain dental veneer myths

Porcelain dental veneers are an effective treatment for improving the appearance of your smile

Dental veneers have long been considered an effective solution for restoring the appearance of your smile. Veneers are ideal for those who have chipped, cracked, worn, or stained teeth and  are often used as a non-invasive alternative to more intensive treatments such as crowns/bridges and dental implants.

Porcelain veneers first appeared in Hollywood during the 1930s as a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of film star’s teeth. Ever since, veneers have become one of the most popular treatments for improving the appearance of the ‘smile zone’ (front six top and bottom teeth which are most visible when smiling).

With its popularity comes many misconceptions

Being a procedure commonly thought to be reserved for celebrities, a number of myths have developed surrounding the treatment.  We’re here to debunk these myths and provide you with some valuable facts about porcelain dental veneers.

Myth 1: Dental veneers are fragile

Porcelain veneers are made from extremely durable material. They are just as strong as your teeth’s natural enamel and are resistant to staining and discoloration. Porcelain veneers are a much more durable option than alternatives such as composite resin, which are also prone to staining.

Myth 2: Dental veneers don’t look natural

It’s very rare that you’ll be able to detect when someone has received a porcelain veneer treatment. Veneers are custom made to fit perfectly over the existing tooth, conforming in both size and shape of the original. The porcelain is also color matched to the patient’s existing teeth in order to give a consistent colour tone among all the teeth.

Porcelain veneers are also able to mimic the translucent qualities of the enamel and dentin in your natural teeth, reacting to different light conditions just like your natural teeth.

Myth 3: They’re only for aesthetic purposes

Although traditionally the primary purpose of veneers was to improve the appearance of your teeth, veneers are also a very effective option for restoring and repairing teeth which are cracked, chipped, or misshapen. Often teeth are not decayed or damaged to the point where they require intensive treatment such as a dental implant; in which case, veneers provide a great solution.

Myth 4: Dental veneers are painful

Dental veneer treatment will be conducted under a local anesthetic and patients should not experience any pain or discomfort.

Myth 5: Veneers are always bright white and noticeable

Most veneer applications are color matched to your existing teeth in order to create a natural appearance. Porcelain veneers can be custom made to suit each individual patient.

Porcelain Dental Veneers at Elite Dental of Staten Island

Porcelain veneers at Elite Dental of Staten Island can help rejuvenate and restore the appearance of your smile. The experienced team at Elite Dental of State Island is proud to offer the highest quality dental veneer treatments, ensuring patients achieve the results they desire.

As leaders in the field of dentistry, we are proud to service patients in Staten Island and all over New York City. We strive to create an ongoing relationship with our patients and are committed to the education of oral health and wellness among the community.

If you’re considering transforming your smile, book a porcelain veneer appointment today!