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Common Misconceptions about Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are a kind of cosmetic dentistry since they enhance smiles by realigning and shaping teeth. Still, they also have protective properties and may reduce the need for more stringent procedures. Dental veneers can be of different materials like porcelain, ceramic, and composite. However, porcelain veneers are more resistant to staining than ceramic veneers. In addition, the way they reflect light is more similar to natural teeth. Our expert dentists can guide you on the type suitable for your particular case. 


Even though veneers are well-known for their cosmetic advantages, some patients may misunderstand what they can do to improve the appearance and functionality of their smiles. Let's take a closer look at a few misconceptions about Porcelain Veneers in this article. 


You have limited options

 Evaluation for Veneers 

Your dentist will analyze your oral health and discuss treatment options to decide whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. Most dentists favor the least invasive treatments. Your dentist should examine options that achieve the least invasive procedure with minimum to no tooth structure removal. Suppose you and your dentist believe veneers are the best choice. In that case, the following stage includes reviewing treatment specifics, including preparing your teeth for your particular veneer process and what will be needed for them to appear and fit appropriately.


The flexibility of the process is you'll help create your smile. You guarantee your treatment meets your expectations by providing your choices for porcelain veneer form, length, breadth, color, and smile alteration. The procedure is anything but limited. 


They will change color or, worse, stain 


No, porcelain veneers don't discolor since they aren't porous like tooth enamel. It is the key characteristic of porcelain material. There are a few reasons your natural teeth may not match your veneers. Your natural teeth may be darker or yellower than your veneers due to the consumption of coffee, tea, and red wine, giving the impression that your porcelain veneer is staining when it is the other way around. You may want to consider getting new veneers if the color of your old ones is darker than your natural teeth. If this is the case, your old veneers are probably not of a porous material. Therefore it's time to get them redone. 


Teeth grinding will not affect your veneers


Like your natural teeth, night-time grinding (consciously) will wear down your veneers over time. Wearing a night-time bite guard will protect your teeth from the strain of grinding and clenching.


It is going to draw attention


There is a widespread belief that veneers are undetectable to the naked eye. Due to advances in dental technology, porcelain veneers can match your natural teeth' form, size, thickness, and color. Consequently, porcelain veneers seem realistic and are often unnoticeable by anybody other than your dentist.


Porcelain veneers are prone to breakage


Porcelain veneers are equally as robust as your tooth's natural enamel. Thus, this is a misconception. Aside from normal wear and tear like your natural teeth, careful care and cleanliness maintenance will ensure they survive for many years.


Veneers are merely for looks


Cosmetic dentistry uses porcelain veneers to cover the front surfaces of teeth to disguise flaws such as worn enamel, uneven spacing or alignment, discoloration, and even minor chips and fractures. Porcelain's exceptional resilience makes it possible for veneers to do more than improve your smile's aesthetics; they may shield your teeth from injury or decay. Moreover, porcelain veneers may treat misalignment, significant gaps, and teeth yellowing. 




Are you feeling confident about getting Porcelain Veneers now? Don't hesitate to reach out to us, and we can address more queries you might have because everyone deserves to smile confidently!


Contact your Pinole dentist, Dr. Azadeh Hosseini, and Dr. Ghazal Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental to know more about porcelain veneers.




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