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Make Sure No One is “Selling” You on Porcelain Veneers

By on January 12, 2011

In a recent survey, 45 percent of dentists said the entire profession of cosmetic dentistry is too dependent on porcelain veneers.  Many cosmetic dentists have a tendency to “sell” patients on the need for porcelain veneers, often without providing comprehensive information on the veneers.  However, the team at our Philadelphia cosmetic dentistry practice always provides patients with all information prior to any treatment or surgery.  It is important that patients understand the risks and benefits of porcelain veneers prior to undergoing the procedure.  Without all the facts, it is impossible to make an informed decision.  Many patients are often never told that the veneers will eventually need to be replaced, and will not be able to be whitened; Philadelphia porcelain veneers are extremely popular for patients, but expert skill and quality materials are vital to any porcelain veneers placement.


Besides leaving out crucial information, like the need for replacement or inability to whiten, some dentists attempt to “sell” patients on porcelain veneers who have no need for them at all.  When deciding upon major dental work, such as porcelain veneers, it always a good idea to consult a specialist; some cosmetic dentists make a living prescribing unnecessary, expensive treatments.  Just remember that dental veneers will not last forever, and like natural teeth, still need to be cared for through proper oral hygiene and routine dental visits.  As with any dental or medical treatment there are inherent risks and benefits.  Make sure to find a trustworthy dentist that will carefully detail the procedure, discuss all the risks and benefits, and address any questions or concerns you may have.  Porcelain veneers, and to a lesser degree teeth whitening, are relatively simple solutions to a stunning smile. Just be sure no one tries to “sell” you on anything you do not feel is necessary.

If you are interested in undergoing cosmetic dentistry, contact Artistic Expressions Dentistry today.

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