Been wondering about getting porcelain veneers? You likely want to know what’s myth and what’s truth. To help you make an informed choice, Vancouver dentist, Dr. Sarah Sahi, shares five common myths about porcelain veneers and the truth about them.
Myth 1: Porcelain Veneers are Really Noticeable
Many people think getting veneers means sporting blinding, ultra-white teeth that look unnatural. The truth? Modern porcelain veneers are incredibly natural-looking because they’re custom-made to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth and complement your features.
You’re in good hands at Nest Dental: Dr. Sahi has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry treatments and porcelain veneers. As a go-to Vancouver dentist, she utilizes digital technology, dental artistry, and attention to detail to create natural-looking porcelain veneers that still look like you but transform your smile. Your veneers are even hand-glazed to mimic the detail and slight translucency of real teeth.
Our 3D, digital process means you even get a preview of your new smile before it happens. You also get temporary veneers before the permanent ones so you can get used to how they look and feel.
Myth 2: Veneers Mean Saying Goodbye to Your Natural Teeth
There’s a perception that getting veneers is like saying goodbye to your natural teeth. Not true! Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry designed with minimal alteration to your real teeth. Your Vancouver dentist, Dr. Sahi, only removes a minimal layer of tooth enamel to bond the veneers to the front of your teeth. Most of your tooth remains intact and healthy. Porcelain veneers are considered a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment.
And if you’re concerned that getting porcelain veneers at your Vancouver dentist will hurt? We can assure you that the procedure isn’t painful. But if you do have a bit of dental anxiety, you’ll be happy to know that the treatment does involve a local anesthetic. Plus, we offer sedation dentistry and a spa-like, relaxing ambiance at Nest Dental for the stress-free care you need.
Myth 3: Veneers are Only for Aesthetics
Veneers aren’t just about having nicer-looking teeth. Patients choose veneers for a variety of dental health reasons, too. Veneers can cover chipped or broken teeth, fill gaps, cover stains, or even help with some alignment problems. Simply put, they can help restore oral functioning and confidence in addition to enhancing the look of your smile.
Myth 4: Porcelain On Back Teeth is Not An Option
How many teeth do veneers cover? Can you get veneers on all your teeth? We’ve had patients come into our Fraser Street dental studio and ask about getting veneers not only on their front teeth — which is most common — but also on their back teeth. But they’ve heard the myth that veneers aren’t an option for back teeth.
The truth is that veneers for back teeth and molars are possible — some patients are interested in them to fill out their back teeth and cheek shape. But if it’s your back teeth’s functioning that needs addressing, veneers aren’t typically recommended. Instead, crowns for the back teeth are a better option than molar veneers since crowns cover the whole tooth and strengthen your tooth structure.
Myth 5: Porcelain Veneers Don’t Last
Some think veneers are a short-term solution for a more aesthetic and functional smile. However, porcelain veneers last a long time, on average, about 15 years. With proper care, even decades! Modern porcelain veneers are durable, strong, and resist stains better than natural teeth. With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, you’re looking at a long-term investment in the health and beauty of your smile.
Your East Vancouver Cosmetic Dentists for Veneers
So there you have it – five common myths about porcelain veneers and the truth behind the misconceptions. If you’re considering veneers, remember that everyone’s teeth and dental needs differ. Your porcelain veneer treatment is based on your unique case and smile goals. And your porcelain veneer cost? It’s also individualized and based on your unique plan.
Start your journey with porcelain veneers with Vancouver cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sahi, and the team at Nest Dental. We’re here to help you smile brighter with a range of cosmetic dentistry options in Vancouver, including veneers.
Contact us today for an initial consultation about a smile makeover with porcelain veneers.