5 Myths About Veneers

Dental veneers are a versatile cosmetic dental treatment that can help patients create the smiles of their dreams by correcting minor cosmetic issues with one or two veneers or designing a whole new look with a complete set of veneers. Veneers are a fairly simple, mostly non-invasive cosmetic treatment that delivers powerfully impactful results. Despite their numerous benefits, there are some common myths and misconceptions that can result in patients thinking twice about getting veneers.  

We're here to set the record straight and make sure our patients know all of the facts before deciding whether or not they want to get dental veneers.  

Setting the Record Straight: 5 Myths About Dental Veneers

1. All Veneers Are the Same

Not all dental veneers are the same. When it comes to getting dental veneers, patients have lots of options because there are several different types of dental veneers available. The most popular choice is porcelain veneers due to the highly natural look and incredible durability that porcelain offers. Alternative types of veneers such as composite veneers, zirconium, and snap-on veneers. The type of dental veneer that is right for you depends on several factors such as your preference, budget, treatment expectations, and lifestyle.  

2. Dental Veneers Harm Your Teeth

Many people mistakenly believe that dental veneers are bad for your teeth. Yes, a very thin layer of tooth enamel must be removed before permanent dental veneers can be affixed to the teeth to ensure a comfortable and natural-looking fit. However, dental veneers and the process of getting veneers are not harmful to your teeth. In fact, veneers can actually help to strengthen and protect the front surfaces of your teeth from harmful bacteria and decay.  

3. Dental Veneers Aren't Strong

Our teeth withstand immense amounts of pressure and come into contact with highly abrasive materials every day. So, any dental prosthetics must be strong to withstand these forces, and dental veneers are no exception. Veneers are manufactured from very strong and highly durable materials.

The most common type of dental veneers are made of porcelain, and these are also the strongest. While composite veneers are not quite as durable when compared to porcelain, they are still designed to be strong and long-lasting, allowing patients to continue enjoying all of their favorite foods and their beautiful smiles for years and years.  

4. Dental Veneers Don't Look Natural

Many people believe that veneers look fake or that they are noticeable on the teeth because they might stick out from the teeth, look too big, be too white, or simply not blend in naturally with a person's features. This, however, is not true at all. Cosmetic dentists are highly experienced in working with patients to achieve their desired treatment results while using veneers to create smiles that look naturally beautiful.  

Each set of dental veneers is custom-designed for each patient with hand-selected coloring, sizes, and shapes. Additionally, they are fitted close to the teeth, after the removal of a small layer of enamel, so that they do not protrude farther than the patient's natural teeth. Veneers mask cosmetic concerns, improve balance, and enhance symmetry to create beautiful smiles that complement each patient's natural features.  

5. Dental Veneers Are Painful

Patients often believe that the process of getting dental veneers is painful or even that they remain painful to wear, creating tooth sensitivity. This, however, is a myth. Dentists take great care to ensure patients experience no pain or discomfort during the minimally invasive process of getting dental veneers. Additionally, once veneers are in place, they can actually help reduce tooth sensitivity and pain, as they shield the front surfaces of the tooth enamel from temperature changes and pressure.  

How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?

The cost of dental veneers can vary greatly mostly depending on the type (material) of dental veneers, the number of veneers, and the specific teeth being treated. On average, the cost of veneers ranges from $500 to $2,500 per tooth. The cost of veneers can also sometimes depend on a patient's insurance coverage. However, dental veneers are not often included in most dental insurance plans, meaning patients usually need to cover the whole cost out of pocket.  

Refresh Your Smile and Revitalize Your Look With Our Virginia Beach Dentist

If you've been searching for a "dentist near me" to help you enhance and improve your natural appearance, then look no further than Cusp Dental Boutique. We offer a comprehensive menu of restorative and cosmetic treatments designed to improve the look of your smile, including veneers in Virginia Beach. To learn more about dental veneers and find out if they are the right treatment option for you, we welcome you to contact our office and make a reservation for a cosmetic dentistry consultation today.  

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