It’s no secret that some people simply have their reservations about veneers, whether they be porcelain or composite resin. More apprehensive folks might carry the misconception that veneers are fake-looking or unnatural. But a skilled practitioner of cosmetic dentistry should be able to recreate a perfectly natural-looking restoration.
Why some veneer applications might appear “fake”
Usually if a set of veneers are “fake-looking” it is most likely due to a mistake during their fabrication. Maybe the veneers are incorrectly shaped, maybe they aren’t consistent with a more natural teeth color, or maybe they aren’t matched with the thickness of natural teeth.
At Bedford Dental Group, we understand that veneers should never be treated as a “one size fits all” sort of procedure. Each individual procedure is going to be unique unto itself. Each set of veneers are going to be specialized, individualized, just like a fingerprint. We do our due diligence by crafting our veneers out of selected materials that will ensure the proper translucency and minimize any features that might contribute to a fake appearance. We will analyze your facial features and the design of your natural teeth. We’ll create your set of veneers in a custom shade that ensures they fit in more closely with your real teeth.
Here are some other misconceptions about veneers that might make people a bit apprehensive to go through with the procedure:
#1: Getting Porcelain Veneers is Painful and Inconvenient
Veneers will be applied after a patient is given a local anesthetic, which inherently eliminates any pain or discomfort that you might possibly feel. People think that veneers are inconvenient because of the preparation phase and having to wait for the restoration to be fabricated (which can take up to 2 weeks). We can supply you with temporary veneers up until the point that you get your actual porcelain veneers applied.
#2: Veneers are only used for your top front teeth
Though it’s true that folks mostly get veneers to improve the appearance, color, condition or alignment of their front teeth, it’s also true that some folks require the procedure for their lower teeth and premolars.
#3: Veneers are unnaturally white and ostentatious
Technology today makes it possible to beautifully customize your veneers, matching them to the natural thickness, shape, and color of your normal teeth.
#4: All of your teeth are filed down before veneers can be set
Yes, there will be some reshaping and resurfacing as part of the porcelain veneer procedure. But in most cases, this reshaping is minimal.
#5: Veneers are purely for appearance
Though most people get veneers to improve the appearance of their teeth, some folks actually get the procedure done to fill out their cheek and also to bolster their molars.
We hope you find some of this useful and informative. If you have any more questions about veneers, then we would love to answer them for you. Bedford Dental Group is just a phone call away from giving you a reinvigorated smile.