Your Concerns About Veneers: Answered

smilebrunettefreesiaWhat you don’t know about cosmetic treatments can keep you from achieving your most beautiful smile. For instance, have you ever considered the extraordinary transformative power of porcelain veneers but have heard some negative rumors from friends? Our team of dental professionals has compiled a list of concerns we commonly clear up regarding veneers. Wondering if your question or concern is on the list? Read through the following and feel free to contact us with any additional inquiries:

Concern #1: My Teeth Will All Look Artificial

This is one of the greatest options you have for maintaining a truly natural looking smile while enjoying a complete transformation. This is because veneers are made out of layers of porcelain. This translucent treatment, which you can gently see through, looks very similar to your multi-layered teeth because of the way it is designed. When we bond the veneers over your teeth, the finished texture and appearance will look just like a natural tooth. In addition, we will carefully craft the shells so that they blend beautifully with your smile and your facial features.

Concern #2: I Will Have to Worry About Stains and Special Cleaning

Porcelain veneers offer many benefits but we find that our patients are often most relieved when they find out they can continue enjoying the same way of eating. You will not have to worry about eating staining foods like berries, coffee, red wine, tea, or anything else that is deeply or darkly pigmented. Veneers are crafted to resist stain formation, so you can continue to eat like you usually do. And you can use your usual toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss – just avoid anything abrasive and you’re doing it right.

Concern #3: I Will Have to Practice Extreme Caution

Worried about eating hard or crunchy foods? Feeling like you’re going to have to treat your teeth like delicate works of art? While they will certainly look like exquisite art, they will not require hyper-special care. Much the opposite, this cosmetic treatment is known for its ability to withstand a lot. Highly durable and long-wearing, veneers are tough.


Michael J. Young, DDS, and his skilled team of dental care professionals happily serve patients and their families, living in Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities. To learn more, contact us today at our Lafayette dentist’s office at 337-237-6453.