Veneers have transformed the smiles of several patients over the years. However, there are people who still believe that veneers won’t help improve their smiles. In fact, there are many myths about veneers that have made many people question the wonderful dental treatment. In order to set the record straight, let’s take a look at the more common myths surrounding veneers and debunk any suspicions. Here are the top five…
Myth 1: Veneers are bright and noticeable.
Fact. Veneers are now customized to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. In most cases, veneers are not noticeable and help enhance one’s smile.
Myth 2: Veneers are only used in cosmetic dentistry.
Fact. While the primary purpose of veneers is to improve a patient’s teeth, veneers can also be used to rebuild molars, improve facial profiles and replace worn out or misshapen teeth.
Myth 3: The application of veneers is painful.
Fact. Like any other dental procedure, a local anesthetic is given. The sensitivity is typically while wearing temporary veneers as the permanent ones are being fabricated.
Myth 4: Veneers require the dentist to file down my tooth before application.
Fact. This one is a common misconception. Although there is some reshaping required before the veneer is applied, veneers are made fingernail thin, so less prep work is required.
Myth 5: Veneers are only necessary for the front teeth.
Fact. Veneers are commonly applied the first six front teeth since they’re the most visible, but they can actually be used anywhere in the mouth. Many patients use them on their lower teeth and premolars to help even or widen their smile.
For more information about veneers, call Dr. Schneider in Mooresville, NC at 704-660-1802 or visit www.schneidersmiles.com.
Drs. Catherine and Kenneth Schneider proudly serve patients from Mooresville and all surrounding areas.