You may have seen recent ads for do-it-yourself dental veneers pop up on your social media news feed, or stumbled across veneers that you can purchase online through various retailers. While DIY dental veneers may sound like a quick and cheap fix, there are several concerns your dentist in Towson wants you to know about.
What Are DIY Veneers?
DIY dental veneers are inexpensive alternatives to a professional and custom-made solution from your dentist in Towson. They typically come in two varieties — one that uses molds of your teeth and one that does not. Unlike their professional counterparts, DIY veneers are temporary, removable, and are held in place only using dental adhesive.
Concerns About DIY Veneers
Those looking to enhance the appearance of their smile may be first attracted to the low cost of DIY veneers. But these temporary fixtures do not come without concerns.
Temporary – DIY veneers are designed to only be worn occasionally and for short periods of time. This really only allows someone to have a brighter, straighter, more attractive smile for a few hours. Professional cosmetic dentistry and veneers from our dental office in Towson give you a permanent smile every day of your life.
Longevity – The materials used to create these cheap alternatives to custom veneers are typically low quality. This means you may need to replace temporary DIY veneers several times.
Not Custom – Even the DIY veneers that require you to take molds of your teeth and send them off to the manufacturer aren’t incredibly custom. The final result can be uncomfortable and may look unrealistic.
Bite Problems – One of the larger concerns of DIY veneers is that the manufacturer is not taking your bite into consideration when making the fixture. This means you may accidentally shift your bite or put unnecessary pressure on your teeth and jaw. This can create pain, discomfort, and, if not treated, more problems down the road.
Decay – When a dental appliance does not fit well (and DIY veneers often don’t), there’s often a space between the appliance and the teeth or gums. This space gives food and bacteria a great place to hide which can easily lead to decay, cavities, and again, more problems such as the need for a root canal or crown.
Every patient’s mouth is unique, as are their goals and concerns. The only way to make sure you’re investing your money into something that you will be happy with long-term is to talk with your dentist in Towson. There are many cosmetic dentistry treatments available, including veneers, that can improve your smile safely and permanently. Ensure that your results are truly custom and truly what you’re looking for. Schedule an appointment today.
We couldn’t be happier to begin seeing you and your smile back again! We are here to reassure you that we’ll be taking every precaution to ensure safety for you and your family as you return to your regular dental care routine. Measures we are taking to keep you safe include:
Patients are screened before making appointments and prior to entering our office.
All temperatures are checked before entering the office.
EVERYONE in our office must wear a mask, including patients, until the time of treatment.
Social distancing guidelines are being followed as much as possible (the exception is during treatment).
All patient areas and workspaces are being extensively cleaned between encounters and throughout the day.
Medical-grade air purifiers are placed throughout the office.
An aerosol reduction suction system is used during aerosol-generating procedures.
We are using UV-C light to disinfect the patient rooms following every procedure.
Barriers have been installed in each patient room to create a more isolated treatment environment.