A Healthy Smile Is Important for a Great Overall Appearance

Do Dental Veneers Feel or Look Fake?

Veneers are a quick and easy way to improve the look of your smile. They can help to even out the shape and size of teeth while giving them bright white appearance too. However, it's reasonable to be concerned before putting something artificial into your mouth, even if it is approved by dentists. If you're worried that your veneers will feel fake to you, here's why you shouldn't worry.

The Material

Dental veneers are made out of the same porcelain that standard dental correction products are, like crowns. Porcelain is typically used because it's very similar-looking to real teeth, as it has the same luster and shine of teeth while also having the strength necessary to serve as a replacement tooth. Using this material is an important part of making veneers feel and look as comfortable and realistic as possible.

From the appearance alone, you should not be able to notice any difference between veneers and a real set of healthy, white teeth.

The Surface

Since veneers are made out of porcelain, you can expect the surface to feel like a real tooth, too. Porcelain tends to be slick and smooth, just like real teeth are, especially once it's in your mouth. With the distribution of saliva, you should not be able to notice a difference between the veneers on the front of your teeth and the backs of your real teeth. Over time, you'll likely gradually forget that the veneers are even there because they will feel so real in your mouth.

The Depth

Veneers are typically made to be very thin. However, some dentists will also file down teeth somewhat in order to ensure that the veneers fit properly. This means that the end result will be that the depth of your tooth will be the same after getting veneers as it was before having them. You shouldn't expect your teeth to feel thicker or too wide after getting veneers.

Veneers are designed not only to provide a cosmetic solution to a number of dental problems but also with your comfort in mind. If you have concerns about how veneers will feel or look, don't be afraid to talk to your cosmetic dentist to find out more. They can show you example veneers and photos of people who've gotten them and even allow you to touch them so you can tell how similar to real teeth they feel.

About Me

A Healthy Smile Is Important for a Great Overall Appearance

I have always loved fashion and beauty and have always taken great pride in my appearance. As a young adult, I never missed a hair coloring appointment or hesitated to run out to the mall to grab the latest trendy clothing item, but unfortunately, I didn't care for my teeth as well as I should. While I never used to be one to "shy away" from photos, I started fearing the camera after I saw how bad my teeth looked in one. That photo was a wake-up call, and I then dedicated myself to taking better care of my teeth at home, visiting the dentist regularly, and getting the dental work I needed. I learned a lot during this time, so I decided to start a blog to help others make smart dental decisions. Come back and check out my posts!


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