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Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on May 22, 2017 3:54:53 PM
Are you looking to get that "perfect" hollywood smile? Like many of our Sacramento patients, you have probably experienced decay, excessive wear, discoloration, and shifting of the teeth. So what makes porcelain veneers so popular and are they right for you? We're here to break down the facts and uncover the common misconceptions.
 
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What are porcelain veneer and what do they treat?
Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent, porcelain shells that are adhered to your teeth to mask imperfections and transform your smile. Over the past 30 years, advancements in dental technology and improvements in dental materials have made veneers more aesthetic and the process more convenient than ever before. Patients who consider porcelain veneers are typically looking to address multiple structural or cosmetic issues with the teeth such as:
 
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor misalignments
  • Discoloration
Common Misconceptions:
 
  • Misconception #1- The application is painful. Veneers are applied after the patient is given a local anesthetic to eliminate pain and discomfort. Comfort is a top priority.
  • Misconception #2- You only need veneers for the front of your mouth. Veneers are most often placed where they are most visible: on the six front teeth. However, they can also be used on lower teeth and premolars.
  • Misconception #3- The entire tooth must be filed down before veneers can be placed. While some reshaping is usually needed before placing veneers, most of it is minimal. Our Sacramento dentists and team will always try and conserve as much tooth structure as possible. 
  • Misconception #4- Veneers can get put on in one visit. Getting veneers is a multistep process to make sure you get the exact smile of your dreams. After a smile analysis and working with one of our local dental labs, you'll have the opportunity to try on temporary veneers to make sure the look and feel is perfect.
  • Misconception #5- Veneers are unnaturally white and noticeable. Modern veneers can be beautifully customized to match the thickness, shape, and natural color of your existing teeth.

Are porcelain veneers right for you? 
As a leader in cosmetic dentistry in sacramento, our highly trained team will give you a comprehensive consultation to determine your candidacy for veneers and also discuss other possible treatment options. Suitable candidates should have good periodontal and overall oral health and a sufficient amount of healthy enamel. 

Our team is dedicated to delivering the best veneers in Sacramento. Request an appointment or give us a call at (916)442-8911. 

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