A Cosmetic Dentist Debunks the Most Common Misconceptions About Veneers

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When it comes to achieving the ultimate dental makeover, there may be no better option than the storied smile treatment of veneers. But, on the road to enhanced confidence, Chicago cosmetic dentist Dr. Nathan Hoffman, DDS says customization—with an expert touch—is key. 

What is the number-one misconception you hear most about veneers?
The number-one misconception I hear most in regards to veneers is that teeth have to be drilled down to nubs or stumps in order to get them done. This couldn’t be more untrue. A skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist is able to achieve results which are stunning and strong, with minimal compromise to the natural tooth structure. 

Regarding the process, is there anything patients are commonly surprised to find out?
I find that patients are most surprised about how veneers not only enhanced their smile, but boosted their confidence overall. People are always commenting about how they look and feel radiant after they had their veneers done and how much it has done for their self-esteem.

From A-Z, what can most patients expect when getting veneers?
Expect the process to be a lot quicker than you expect. Most of my patients have complete smile makeovers done in under a month. Expect to know what is going on every step of the way- allowing you to make adjustments and tweaks (if needed) to get your dream smile. Finally, expect your life to change in the most positive way possible. A smile is the main focal point of the face, and when it looks good, YOU look good… and we can all agree, when you look your best, you feel your best! 

In your experience, have veneers become more popular over the past couple of years? 
I think veneers are continually growing in popularity as cosmetic dentistry continues to evolve. Techniques are more minimalistic, results last longer, with more durability, and when you go to a skilled cosmetic dentist, you get a smile that enhances your appearance without changing it. The goal is to get the confident smile that you were born to have, with the most naturally perfect results possible. 

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