Are you familiar with the cosmetic dentistry treatment known as porcelain veneers? Also called dental veneers, they are a long lasting and appealing solution that can address a long list of esthetic issues with just two office visits. Chesterfield Family Dental in Springfield, MO emphasizes patient education, and so we are glad to offer this brief article about some of the most common misconceptions about porcelain veneers and clear up the issue.
As your preferred dentist in Springfield, we offer many cosmetic treatments, with porcelain veneers rating as a popular option. Interestingly enough, our porcelain veneers specialist hears many common questions about treatment and is frequently tasked with clearing up some major misconceptions about porcelain veneers. Let’s look at a few of them:
The treatment is painful
Among the misconceptions about porcelain veneers, this is one of the worst. This is because there is no pain at all in the application of veneers. The treatment requires your teeth to be prepared and the permanent veneers to be bonded. At any point that you might be at risk for discomfort, we always use anesthetic and ensure you feel nothing but excitement about your new smile.
They require the loss of most of the natural tooth
Again, this is a common misconception and untrue. While we do have to reshape a tooth to make some space for the veneer (usually removing a bit of the enamel), we never remove most of the natural tooth structure.
They are purely cosmetic
This is another of the major misconceptions about porcelain veneers. While they are a cosmetic issue, they are also used to stabilize and conceal damages like chips and cracks in the teeth. Broken teeth and premolars can also be treated with them. This makes them restorative and functional, too
They look false
Again, this is a major misconception and the opposite is true. Veneers are designed to improve the appearance of the face and mouth. They look like natural teeth and will only improve the appearance of your healthy teeth and gums.
Learn More About Porcelain Veneers During Your Consultation
Hopefully, this cleared things up and you will soon get in touch to consult with us about your need or wish for a porcelain veneer. You can do so by giving us a call at our Springfield, MO office at 417-888-0771. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.