Common Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers can reinvent  your smile, giving you a new found confidence that you may not have had before. Often used for aesthetic purposes to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams, veneers may also be used to fix a number of smile imperfections as well. If you are interested in learning more about our Ardmore veneers and whether they would be a good fit for you, contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario at 610-642-7024 to schedule your consultation.

As with many cosmetic procedures, there seem to be a few misconceptions floating around in regards to porcelain veneers. Here are the 4 most common falsities we tend to hear:

1.       People will notice that they aren’t your natural teeth – This may have been the case when veneers first came to be, however, thanks to advancements that have been made in dentistry veneers are now customized to look like your natural teeth and blend in seamlessly.

2.      You will need to cut down most of your tooth to have them placed – Reshaping is a necessity for placement, but many people are under the impression that it will be much more excessive than it really is.

3.      Veneers are painful and cause sensitivity – Pain is not something that should be experienced during placement. Many patients have found veneers to help reduce existing sensitivity they may have had due to thin enamel.

4.      They look fake because of how bright they are – Porcelain veneers don’t have to be bright white, they can be customized to be the shade of your choice.

As with any procedure, the best way to alleviate concerns regarding porcelain veneers is to speak with an experienced cosmetic dentist.

If you live in the Ardmore area and are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario at to schedule your dental consultation with an experienced  Ardmore cosmetic dentist today!