Porcelain veneers are used by many to transform their smile. They can give you increased confidence. They can help fix dental issues. They really are something to consider if you are not happy with the way that your teeth look.
5 Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers
1. Porcelain Veneers Have an Unnatural Appearance
This statement is very misguided. The technology used to create porcelain veneers is so advanced that we are able to match your veneers exactly to fit in with the rest of your teeth. Some patients ask for small dents and linesto be placed on their veneers to create a more natural look and that is entirely possible. Others want to have a smile that looks perfect. With perfection comes a more unnatural appearance. The key thing to note here is that those people who asked for the 'perfect smile' possess the smiles that are noticeably veneers. Hence when others see them smiling they start to suggest that the smile looks fake. the truth is that they just can't notice the smiles that have more natural veneers so any they do notice will be the ones that look more unnatural!
2. The Dentist Must Shave Away Most of Your Teeth to Place Cosmetic Veneers
In the past, your teeth would have need a good amount of shaping before the veneers could be fitted. At this time, it may have been a big step to take, to have your real teeth changed drastically in order to accommodate for the porcelain veneers. Times have changed and this is no longer the case. Both Lumineers and E-Max veneers are extremely thin and so require much less shaping of your natural teeth. Although they are much thinner, they do not compensate on strength and durability. The main improvement has been in the development of materials used in the creation of the dental veneers. They are now so robust that they can be wafer thin.
3. Porcelain Veneers Treatment is Extremely Painful!
Again, this statement really is stagnated with the past. Lumineers, in fact, require no drilling and no needles. The pain is very little and the process is straightforward. If you opt for cosmetic veneers then you need not worry about the process at all.
4. Porcelain Veneers Are Too White
As with statement 1, the colour of your veneers is up to you. Some people ask for very white veneers. Those people are the ones that are noticed by others making the above statement. The truth is that you will get to choose how your veneers look. That is the beauty of them. They can be tailor made to your own preference not only in the shape but also in the colour of them.
5. Porcelain Veneers Are Just Too Expensive
Veneers are now more affordable than ever. Although they can still be a big investment for many people there are several avenues you can go down to make them more affordable. Bamboo Dental offer a 0% finance option which effectively allows you to pay a small sum each month without accruing any interest. This allows you to get that perfect smile now and pay in small instalments further down the line.