Veneers are thin covers placed at the front section of a tooth and look the same as real teeth. They fix dental issues, including crooked, stained, and chipped teeth. The materials used to make them are porcelain and composite resin.
Below are some myths about dental veneers:
They are Very Expensive
Their cost varies depending on the number of veneers used. If you need affordable veneers, get composite resin ones. Though porcelain may be shinier, both veneers are practical and durable.
Even if porcelain veneers are more expensive, they are a worthy investment as they are durable and improve your teeth.
They are Easily Stained
Veneers do not stain as easily as natural teeth because they have a glossy covering to protect the teeth from stains from coffee, tea, and even red wine. They also prevent damage from acids. Brushing your teeth regularly will increase the veneers’ brightness.
Porcelain veneers are impervious, so they remain white no matter what stain they are exposed to. They cannot absorb coffee, tea, or wine.
They Cause Teeth Weakening
Porcelain is a strong material that can increase tooth strength and make it better than before. Veneers are also strong enough to handle pressure caused by teeth grinding and jaw clenching when sleeping.
Veneers are Fake Looking
Porcelain veneers are more natural-looking and realistic. They are similar to real tooth enamel and have a normal appearance for a long time. Due to technological advancements, no one can even tell that a person has veneers. A qualified dentist will give you perfect fitting ones that have a natural look and feel. Also, they have the shade, shape, and size of a person’s teeth.
They are Painful to Put In
Although the process includes shaving off only one millimeter of enamel, it doesn’t hurt. Also, a dentist numbs the teeth to avoid any discomfort. A patient may experience soreness and tenderness when the numbness wears off, but this lasts for at most two days. Some people experience sensitivity to temperature when a dentist shaves off the enamel, but this doesn’t last long.
Wrongly fitted veneers will result in jaw pain, so visit an experienced dentist to prevent this.
They are Temporary
Dentists install temporary veneers before they find the best fit. They should only stay for seven to ten days. Otherwise, veneers are permanent. Once you have veneers, you can’t live without them. They aren’t removable without installing different veneers or crowns, which is expensive. Consult a skilled dentist to put some that are the perfect fit for you.
Veneers are only for Cosmetic Purposes
Veneers are not only for people who want to improve their smile by making their teeth look better. They also restore and protect oral health. They cover natural teeth; thus, preventing tooth damage through breakage. If your enamel is eroding, they protect you from further enamel damage.
Veneers fix issues such as discoloration, tooth gaps, and misaligned teeth. Also, they add protection from tooth sensitivity.
They are for Everyone
People whose enamel is thinning cannot get veneers because dentists need to shave off some enamel before the procedure. Also, if you have mismanaged periodontal disease, you can’t get veneers. Treat any gum disease so that it can be sustainable.
They are All Similar
Veneers come in different styles. Dentists can customize them to make them unique based on a patient’s likes and needs.
They Break Easily
Veneers are strong, and they cover your natural teeth; thus, preventing wear and tear. Avoid opening stuff using your teeth and grinding teeth so that they do not break or crack. Wearing a night-guard will prevent further damage.