Debunking Common Myths About Veneers

Dr. Ashley Lloyd loves to see patient smiles transformed by cosmetic dentistry, and offers porcelain veneers in Raleigh, NC, to improve the appearance of stained teeth, crooked teeth, and even small gaps between teeth. Veneers are made from a thin porcelain shell that fits snugly around a tooth to change its appearance, making veneers the only way to correct multiple cosmetic concerns with one procedure.

As veneers become more popular some rumors can circulate about the procedure and results. Keep reading and see how getting veneers in Raleigh, NC is a way to completely redesign your smile without a single surgery.

Veneers look fake!

One myth that goes around about porcelain veneers is that they look fake or obvious. A full set of veneers may make an obvious improvement in the appearance of your smile, but you can actually choose the exact shade and shape of your new teeth to be realistic and match your natural smile.

It hurts to get veneers!

This rumor may go around due to a general fear of the dentist because getting a full set of veneers is a painless procedure. Your teeth may need minor filing to be prepared for veneers and molds will be taken of your mouth. This process can be mildly uncomfortable but is brief and not painful. The final appointment is the process of bonding each individual veneer into place, which is painless and you leave with a new smile!

Veneers are a lot of work to maintain!

When you get porcelain veneers in Raleigh, NC, taking great care of them is as easy as maintaining a great oral hygiene routine. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and scheduling regular professional cleaning appointments. If you grind your teeth at night your dentist will recommend a nightguard to protect your new teeth from damage, but it is not any more demanding to take care of veneers than your natural teeth.

If you're unhappy with your smile, you can completely change its appearance with porcelain veneers in Raleigh, NC. Contact Dr. Lloyd for an appointment at (919) 828-1001.

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