Debunked: 4 Myths About Porcelain Veneers

If you have experienced tooth damage, dental trauma, discoloration, or decay, porcelain veneers can be a valuable solution. Dental veneers are one of the most natural looking solutions used to address teeth damage.

Although many patients hear positive things porcelain veneers, just as many people hear the myths about them. We are here to debunk some of those common myths and bring some much-needed perspective about porcelain veneers.

Common Myths About Porcelain Veneers

Myth #1: Receiving porcelain veneers hurt.

  • Debunked Myth #1: Under the care of an experienced cosmetic dentist, receiving porcelain veneers should not hurt. Your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable during your treatment. In advanced cases, patients can ask about dental sedation to help them feel relaxed during their appointment.

Myth #2: Patients only receive veneers for cosmetic reasons.

  • Debunked Myth #2: Many patients get porcelain veneers for cosmetic reasons; however, they can also be used to address a range of general and restorative dental concerns. If you have damaged teeth due to decay or other reasons, we may recommend veneers to restore function and beauty to your smile.

Myth #3: The entire tooth needs to be shaved down for the veneer procedure.

  • Debunked Myth #3: To prepare your teeth for veneers, they are gently etched to create an adequate bonding surface for your veneers. Many dentists aim to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible as well as achieve beautiful results.

Myth #4: Everyone will know you have dental veneers.

  • Debunked Myth #4: Under the care of an experienced cosmetic dentist, your veneers should appear as the natural teeth would. Our office uses state of the art dental technology and materials to replicate natural looking, long lasting veneers. We work with you on an individual basis to understand cosmetic goals and design veneers that are right for you.

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If you are searching for an experienced cosmetic dentist in Manhattan, NY, visit the dentist office of Dr. Jocelyn Tan-Chu. Dr. Tan-Chu is highly trained in many aspects of cosmetic dentistry, making him the ideal partner in your smile makeover journey.

If you would like to enhance your smile and determine if porcelain veneers are right for you, visit our dental office. To schedule an appointment, call 212.235.1769 or request an appointment online.