Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

July 3, 2018

There is no shame in wanting that perfect Hollywood smile. As many of our other patients in Los Angeles can agree, experiencing common dental problems such as decay, discoloration, shifting of the teeth, and excessive where is something normal and is part of the process of living life. However, thanks to extended research and advancements in the cosmetic dentistry field, porcelain veneers can be the right solution for you. If you’re interested in finding out, continue reading on.

Why Do You Need Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that adhere to your teeth, and they work to mask imperfections and transform the look of your smile. There are a few misconceptions about what porcelain veneers can do, the procedure process, and where you may need them. Let’s take a look at some of these misconceptions and see if we can work to debunk them.

  1. The application is painful – the application process is actually fairly simple and not painful. Only an extremely thin layer of enamel is needed to be buffed off to achieve the desired foundation.
  2. You only need veneers for the front of your mouth – porcelain veneers are not needed only for cosmetic purposes, but if you have any dental conditions that can be addressed by porcelain veneers, by all means, this can be a great solution.
  3. The entire tooth has to be filed down to almost nothing – as stated above, only a light buffing takes place to set the foundation for a porcelain veneer.
  4. Veneers are naturally white and noticeable – modern technology allows the gums and tooth shade to be perfectly customized to fit you to make the veneers look as natural as possible.

Are Veneers for You?

Again, it is important to remember that you are the greatest candidate for porcelain veneers if you suffer from the following problems:

  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Minor misalignments
  • Chips and cracks

However, to best know if you are the right and appropriate candidate for porcelain veneers it is so important to talk to your dental professional. Dr. Anna Kreymer is willing and ready to have a constructive consultation with you or a member of your family, and you can schedule said consultation by giving our Los Angeles, CA office call or sending us an email!