Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

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Here in Birmingham, we find that porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry procedures we can offer. There are so many ways to use veneers that it would be impossible to list them all here. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about dental veneers that have made it common for patients to shy away from this treatment.

Porcelain Veneers Misconception: Veneers Look Fake

In the past, dental veneers did look too-white and very noticeable. However, modern cosmetic dentistry takes great pains to create natural-looking treatments. Porcelain veneers can be dyed to match the rest of your smile, and made to match the shape and thickness of your teeth as well.

Porcelain Veneers Misconception: Your Teeth Must Be Heavily Filed

There is a very minimal amount of resurfacing done to prepare a tooth for porcelain veneers, but it is usually 1mm or less of enamel. It is not painful at all, and only serves to ensure that your veneers bond well and do not appear too thick in your mouth.

Porcelain Veneers Misconception: Veneers Are for Hollywood

Many people believe that veneers are largely a cosmetic procedure done to give a person a very dazzling Hollywood smile, and no more. It is true that porcelain veneers can do this, but they can also be used to fill in small gaps between teeth, to help make your smile more symmetrical, or even to help fill in sagging cheeks or lips to give you a more youthful appearance. In some cases, dental veneers are applied by your cosmetic dentist in Birmingham to rebuild molars or premolars.

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Are you interested in dental veneers but want to know more about the many misconceptions about porcelain veneers? Contact Great Smiles Birmingham at our Birmingham office to schedule a consultation online, or call us at 205-967-9100.

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