With the rise of popularity of the internet, it is no surprise that you can purchase almost anything online (whether or not it is legal). However, just because you can buy something online doesn’t mean you should. At Richmond Dental we’ve been hearing a lot about these “DIY dental veneers” that people are buying online and have been asked numerous times about our opinion on the matter. We believe that when it comes to dental care it is best to trust in the professionals for most things, especially something like veneers.
As of recently, “DIY porcelain veneers” have become a popular trend around the internet, allowing people to “transform” their smile all on their own at a fraction of the price they’d pay a “real dentist”. These do-it-yourself porcelain veneers however are most often not actually porcelain at all. We’d compare them more to a “denture” or “snap-on-smile” and they are created using impressions you send to the company. We found that most DIY porcelain veneers look extremely fake and can be easily damaged.
Porcelain veneers which are created by your dentist and/or a specialized dental laboratory are actually made from porcelain, an extremely durable and stain resistant material. Porcelain veneers are designed to look just like a natural tooth and are bonded directly to the front of your teeth, permanently. Due to being made from porcelain, your new smile is extremely stain resistant and strong, with proper care your porcelain veneers could last for decades.
Interested in the real deal? Schedule an appointment with Richmond Dental today, we’d be happy to examine your smile to determine if porcelain veneers in Richmond are the right option for you.