If you are considering porcelain veneers to replace cracked or damaged teeth, it is normal to have concerns and to wonder if other people will be able to tell. Patients are often concerned about their smiles looking or feeling fake or unnatural.
At Lusk Family Dentistry, we strive to provide each of our patients with a smile they can feel confident and great about — and patients who choose porcelain veneers are no exception.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are engineered to take on the appearance and the function of natural teeth. The thin shell of porcelain that is permanently bonded to the surface of the natural tooth is meant to protect the structure and improve the appearance of a compromised area of the mouth. Porcelain veneers are made of very high-quality materials and are meant to last for approximately a decade, which means they are strong and durable.
Most likely, other people will not be able to tell your porcelain veneers from a natural tooth without observing your mouth very closely and from a close viewing distance. Unlike dentures, flippers, or other removable structures, the permanency of dental veneers helps create the illusion that they are natural structures in your mouth. Unless someone was very familiar with your damaged or discolored smile prior to your receiving veneers, they would likely never know your veneers were not your natural teeth!