If you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. Although many of our patients are interested in porcelain veneers, our Fort Atkinson cosmetic dentists find that people have misconceptions about them. That’s why we offer this guide to answer common questions we get about the procedure.
Are Dental Veneers Really Made of Porcelain?
In the past, veneers were actually made of porcelain. Some of your favorite stars in old Hollywood movies likely wore porcelain veneers. The first veneers, though, were so fragile that the stars only wore them when they were on camera. They couldn’t risk chipping or cracking them when talking, eating, or drinking between takes.
That might work for Hollywood, but it would never fly here in Fort Atkinson. That’s why modern veneers aren’t made of porcelain anymore. They’re made of advanced ceramics that balance beauty and strength–they can be stronger than your natural tooth enamel. This lets you bite and chew normally with little fear that you’ll chip your veneers.