5 Common Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

5 Common Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

Posted by PERFECT SMILE DENTAL CARE on Jan 14 2020, 01:52 AM

5 Common Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

Are you suffering from teeth stains that are stopping you from putting an attractive smile? If that's so, your best option for an aesthetically pleasing and attractive smile is porcelain veneers. 

Porcelain veneers are thin, wafer-like restorations that can be bonded to the enamel to hide teeth discrepancies such as cracks, chips, broken or misshaped teeth. They can be customized to suit your individual case for that perfect smile.

What are the benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers have a lot to offer your smile. The benefits of veneers are:

  • Provide teeth a natural appearance
  • Easily blends with the tissues of the gums
  • Veneers are stain-resistant
  • They help change the tooth's appearance (color and shape)
  • They offer strength and aesthetics

Getting Your Veneers

The procedure involved in getting veneers is pretty simple. It requires removing a small portion of the enamel from the location of the damage. The thickness of the enamel that's being removed should be the same as the veneer that's being used to replace it. Although veneers are known to offer several aesthetic benefits that can add to the beauty and versatility of your smile, there are some myths and common misconceptions around it that patients may not be aware of. Let's clarify them in this article.

Misconception #1

  • Applying Veneers Is A Painful Process
  • Although getting veneers is not a painful procedure, the dentist would always use a local anesthetic to ease the pain. 

Misconception #2

  • Veneers are only required to cover the front portion of the teeth
  • Veneers are often used in places of the enamel where they are more visible. They may also be used on the lower teeth and premolars.


  • They only serve aesthetic purposes
  • Although veneers are often required to enhance the overall appearance of the smile, they can also be used to restore facial aesthetics such as the cheeks and molars.


  • Veneers require filing down the entire tooth
  • Reshaping and filing are always required before placing the veneer, but it is often a minimal procedure.


  • Veneers impart an unnatural appearance
  • Veneers today can be customized to match the right amount of thickness, shape, and color of the natural enamel.

Get your customized veneers by scheduling an appointment with Perfect Smile Dental Care, Santa Clara, today.  Call us at (408) 235 7600 to have a consultation and know about the goodness of porcelain veneers.

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