Do porcelain veneers look fake? 5 myths about this procedure debunked

When you are looking for a way to whiten your teeth, you may have considered having traditional bleaching procedures performed at your local dentist. And while you may see this as all fine and good if you have hardy teeth, if your teeth are a little more on the sensitive side, even the most gentle of bleaching gels can cause issues with sensitivity. This means that you can either try over the counter whitening or forego bleaching altogether.

Luckily, there is a way to whiten your teeth without using bleaches – the placement of porcelain veneers in Wagga will provide you with a whiter smile instantly, and can also be used to conceal cracks, minor chips and create overall better looking alignment and symmetry. Fantastic!

But you may have read online that such treatments can look fake or the coverings will stand out against your natural teeth. In this article, common myths about veneers from Wagga are debunked, allowing you to determine if they are the right treatment for you. Enjoy!


Myth – they look fake

Fact- In cosmetic dentistry, the idea is to enhance what you already have and so, any cosmetic dentist with experience will seek to provide you with realistic-looking coverings. Of course, if you want to whiten your teeth by a few shades, this can easily be accomplished with veneers near Wagga too, but your dentist will advise you on a suitable shade so that the finished result does not look fake.


Myth- they fall off easily

Fact- In short, no they don’t. Porcelain coverings are affixed to the outer enamel of the tooth using a combination of slight sanding and dental cement. This keeps them firmly attached to the tooth for a minimum of 10 years. If you suspect that your porcelain coverings are coming loose, contact your dentist for an assessment.


Myth- having them fitted hurts

Fact- It shouldn’t! Many patients worry that having a small part of their enamel sanded will cause discomfort – it shouldn’t and if you are having this procedure performed by an experienced dentist, you should feel nothing at all. In fact, the process closely resembles having false nails fitted and in a similar vein, it should be a fairly simple and prompt process. If you experience any discomfort, let your dental team know immediately.


Myth-you can’t smoke while wearing them

Fact – While you can smoke after having coverings fitted, many dental teams will advise against it. In simple terms, smoking causes a wide array of issues to occur in the mouth and can cause the gum line to recede. This may speed up the lifespan of the covering and you may lose them at an earlier stage than intended. If you want to give up smoking before having porcelain coverings attached, talk to your dentist for advice about smoking cessation.


Myth- they break off

Fact – If attached properly and provided you do not apply any unrealistic pressure to them, they should not break off. Obviously, if you notice a chip, contact your dentist for an assessment.



Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.