Can veneers ruin your teeth?

Today, veneers are one of the best ways to get a perfect smile, without orthodontics or any other major treatments. 

Veneers are made from either porcelain or ceramic, and nearly instantly allow dental patients to restore their smile, seamlessly covering any gaps, crooked teeth, or discoloration that may be present. 

However, patients often report hearing that veneers can cause irreversible damage to your teeth. 

So we’re here to put an end to that myth! 

 

Does getting veneers ruin your teeth? 

No, veneers will not ruin your teeth. 

At least not when the procedure is performed properly, and when your teeth aren’t damaged or severely decayed. 

In fact, veneers are designed as a perfectly safe and reliable method for restoring your smile

To prepare your teeth for veneers, your dentist will first need to remove a hair-thin layer of enamel. 

This is the process that causes some patients to believe veneers will cause irreversible damage to your teeth. 

However, we assure you this is a perfectly safe procedure and is solely done to allow the extra room for the veneer, so that it won’t appear significantly larger than your existing teeth. 

 

Is getting veneers painful? 

Some patients find the process of preparing their teeth for veneers slightly uncomfortable. 

However, your dentist will apply an anesthetic before beginning the procedure so you should feel very little discomfort. 

Once your enamel has been prepared, your dentist will take an impression of your bite, which is sent to the lab where they’ll create your brand new custom veneer.

Having your veneer created in the lab can sometimes take a few weeks. 

In the meantime, your dentist will likely fit you with a temporary veneer to help protect your teeth while you’re waiting. 

Once your veneer is ready, you’ll need to visit your dentist once more to have it installed. 

Then, when you walk out of the office, you’ll be ready to let your brand new smile shine! 

 

Veneers – Smile Restoration In Toronto, Ontario 

Keep in mind that, depending on the health of your existing teeth, veneers aren’t always a suitable option for your smile. 

To determine whether or not you’re eligible for veneers, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with your dentist to have the state of your smile examined. 

Contact Dr. Aksana Tkachenko, DDS and her team of professional smile experts at Chroma Dental today to learn more!