When you flash your smile at someone, you should feel confident with what you are sharing. Unfortunately, issues with discoloration, stains, and lack of uniformity can lower your tendency to smile as much as you would like. Porcelain veneers have been a go-to solution for so many patients over the years who want to feel better about their smiles. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, don’t be fooled by some of the prevailing myths.
Myth: Porcelain veneers are extremely hard to take care of.
Porcelain veneers are not hard to take care of when they are placed by a qualified cosmetic dentist. The material is extremely durable, resistant to impact, and does not require any special care. As always, and as it is with your natural teeth, you should continue to take good care of your teeth with thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleaning. Some people also find that porcelain veneers seem to maintain their bright appearance even better than natural teeth. Therefore, stains are rarely an issue.
Myth: Porcelain veneers are only for the rich and famous.
Porcelain veneers are far more accessible financially than they have been in the past. Not only have the costs normalized so more general patients can afford the treatment, but more programs are available to help cover the costs. For example, we accept CareCredit as a payment option, which can cover the costs of cosmetic dental care.
Myth: Most people are not good candidates for porcelain veneers.
On the contrary, veneers made of porcelain can be a good fit for a long list of cosmetic issues with your smile, and most people are good candidates for the procedure. Installing veneers is not a major dental procedure; there is no surgery, minimal disruption to the soft tissue, and a short healing time. Therefore, even people who may be at risk of oral infections or have issues with delayed healing can be good candidates for veneers.
Want to Know More About Dental Veneers in Mountain View, CA?
In the end, dental veneers can mean you walk in with smile flaws and walk away with a smile you are proud to show off. Schedule a consultation with us at Cassara Dental to discuss dental veneers with our talented dentist, Dr. Joseph Cassara.