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5 Myths About Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic Dentist San Ramon Clears Up Myths About Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are a great way to improve your smile. They can be used for many different purposes and can help you to achieve the smile of your dreams!

Many patients of our cosmetic dentist San Ramon have been hesitant to get dental veneers because there are a lot of myths about them. We would like to bust some of these myths:

  1. People can tell it isn't your real smile:In the past, dental veneers were made out of other materials; however, newer dental veneers offered by your cosmetic dentist San Ramon are made of a porcelain material. They are very thin and natural looking and will blend in seamlessly with your smile.

  2. You have to trim/shave down your tooth or teeth:Your teeth will need to be trimmed down; however, not nearly as much as you may think. The teeth may have to be reshaped a little bit to ensure that the veneer will look natural. If your cosmetic dentist San Ramon didn't reshape your tooth, the veneer would look fake and bulky.

  3. They will be too white and unnatural looking:Some people prefer their smile to be unnaturally white and bright. With dental veneers, patients can choose whatever shade they desire. There are multiple options to choose from, so if you want them to look naturally white, maybe choose a shade in's up to you!

  4. They are painful and will make your teeth sensitive:The only time that you may experience pain or sensitivity is the interim between your temporary veneers and permanent ones. Once your cosmetic dentist San Ramon places the final custom made veneers, you shouldn't feel any pain or sensitivity.

  5. They're too expensive:Unfortunately, this may be true for some patients; however, ask us if we offer payment plans or alternative funding options. This can help to reduce the costs by hundreds of dollars a month.

Veneers are great, but unfortunately, they are not for everyone. To find out if dental veneers are right for you, contact your cosmetic dentist San Ramon by calling (925) 804-6440 to schedule an appointment.

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