Five Common Porcelain Veneers Misconceptions

In Blog, Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Makeover, Veneers by Dr. Lattinelli

Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for individuals seeking a brighter, whiter, and more attractive smile. However, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions that exist around the idea of porcelain veneers. Learn the truth behind five of these common misconceptions about porcelain veneers by continuing on with this blog post.

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The first misconception about porcelain veneers is that the application is painful. It isn’t uncommon for people to fear a dental procedure, but, like most of these treatments, a patient is given a local anesthetic to make the experience pain-free and comfortable.

The second misconception related to porcelain veneers is that veneers are only available for the front of one’s mouth. This is also untrue. Veneers are usually placed over the top front teeth to create a more attractive smile, but veneers can also be placed on the lower teeth and premolars to help one have a stronger and more symmetrical jaw.

Some individuals believe that in order for veneers to be applied, the teeth that the veneers are placed over must be completed filed down. This is not true. Reshaping is sometimes needed before placing veneers, but the teeth are almost never completely filed down.

People may think veneers are only for aesthetic purposes, but this myth is not true either. Veneers enhance one’s overall smile, but they also fill out the cheeks and rebuild molars.

The final misconception that people have with veneers is that they believe veneers appear unnatural. A skilled dental professional has what it takes to make veneers appear natural, while still looking white and even. During the process of fitting one for veneers, a dentist will examine the thickness, shape, and color of one’s natural teeth and create veneers that appropriately match.

If you think porcelain veneers are for you, consider working with Dr. Lattinelli! To contact our dental office, call 212-752-7188 today!

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