Veneers can transform your smile, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. But there are many misconceptions about this particular dental appliance that Smiling Oak Dentistry has come across over our years of practicing dentistry in Mount Pleasant, SC. Read on as we shed light on the truths behind commonly believed myths about veneers.
The Purpose and Value of Veneers is Entirely Cosmetic
The first dental prosthesis were cumbersome and uncomfortable, as they only stayed on for hours at a time. It was initially used for Hollywood stars looking for a quick solution for their less than picture-perfect smiles. Today, there are veneers multiple types that all serve purposes other than purely for aesthetics.
They can also protect broken or chipped teeth, preventing further deterioration of the enamel, although they also work as a more long-term solution for those who are constantly needing teeth whitening treatments.
Dental Veneers Are Uncomfortable
Gone are the days when putting on veneers brought discomfort to the wearer. Today, technological advancements such as one visit crowns (same day crowns) are making it easier to put veneers in place. These modern veneers are much easier to put on and much more comfortable to wear. The best part? They remain in place – no need to keep gluing it on and re-attaching.
For optimal comfort, you should get your veneers done by a reputable dentist who will take into account all your measurements and preferences to give you that perfect fit.
Veneers Require a Lot of Care
You’ll have to observe some basic care routines for your veneers after the procedure, but this shouldn’t be too troublesome if you’ve got a family dentistry professional that you trust. Nevertheless, it requires the same level of care you’ll need to keep your teeth white and avoid gum disease. By flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day, you can expect your veneers to last more than ten years.
Veneers Are Similar to Dental Implants
Veneers do last long, but they are only bonded to the surface of your teeth, while dental implants are surgically put in place and embedded in the jaw.
Smiling Oak Dentistry has vast experience providing quality veneers for our patients. For more information, call us today.