When it comes to your oral and physical health, you want what’s best. As one of the most popular ways to transform your smile from drab to fab, dental veneers are fast, easy, and efficient. However, similar to any other type of dental procedure, there is a slew of myths surrounding veneers that you should be aware of. Read on to learn more.
They Look Unnatural
When people think of dental veneers, images of a famous scene in the movie There’s Something About Mary likely come to mind. And although patients request dental veneers that are white, large, and unnatural, Dr. Joel Smith will give you dental veneers that match the rest of your teeth, so that they will look as natural as possible. In fact, some of your best friends might have dental veneers, and you would never be able to tell.
They Won’t Last
Although it’s hard to say that dental veneers are permanent, if they are taken care of properly, they can last your entire life. However, if you don’t follow proper dental hygiene, they are more likely to wear down over time. To ensure that your dental veneers last for a long time, brush regularly, get frequent dental cleanings, floss, and avoid things like biting your nails or using your teeth as a tool to open things.
They Are Only for Your Front Teeth
Dental veneers are most commonly used on a patient’s front teeth because that’s where they are the most noticeable. However, you can get dental veneers all across your mouth— including your back teeth.
They Are Only For Show
Although dental veneers are popular amongst patients who want a more aesthetically pleasing smile, they can also be used to help with dental health issues such as cracks or chips. Additionally, dental veneers can also be used to help repair some decayed teeth as well.
If you would like to learn more about dental veneers or if you would like to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Dr. Joel Smith today.