The Truth About Common Porcelain Veneer Myths

If you start talking to friends or looking online for more information about improving your smile, chances are you will cross paths with veneers. While you may know that porcelain veneers offer patients a dramatic transformation that leads to a stunning smile, you may not have a solid grasp on the details. In these cases, we find that patients often come to us with a mind full of myths that they have picked up from some not-so-reliable sources. To set your heart at rest and give you the confidence to say yes to a more beautiful smile, we have decided to debunk the following common myths associated with this cosmetic treatment: 

Myth: Your Smile Will Look Artificial

Truth: Your smile will look natural. This is partly due to the fact that we will work one-on-one with you to create veneers that beautifully complement your other facial features. The most important fact? Just like your teeth are created out of translucent tissue layers, veneers are created out of thin layers of translucent porcelain. The final effect looks just like a natural tooth for a believable, gorgeous finish. 

Myth: Veneers Won’t Last Very Long

Truth: When you hear the word “porcelain” or “ceramic” you probably equate these terms with fragility. Fortunately, veneers may last quite a long time because of their durability. Care for them like your own teeth. Just don’t use abrasive toothpaste. You can even eat and drink what you would like – veneers have stain-resisting power. 

Myth: Veneers Are Not Cost-Effective

Truth: Porcelain veneers often require a greater initial investment compared to other cosmetic treatments. However, they do the work of several treatments, such as teeth whitening, dental bonding, and orthodontics. They also allow you to improve the size and shape of your teeth, which you may not achieve with other solutions. Even better? They provide fixed, long-lasting improvement, which means they offer a lasting, cost-effective solution.


Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, restorative, and family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you and your family are new or returning patients, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111.