What Are the Dangers of DIY Porcelain Veneers?

December 21, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkevindann @ 9:19 pm

Woman smilingHave you seen any videos or talk of DIY veneers on social media or YouTube? This popular cosmetic trend gives those with imperfections in their smile a quick, easy, effective, and affordable solution for an attractive smile. However, DIY veneers can actually cause serious damage to your oral health as well as a handful of other disadvantages. Keep reading to learn why you should always see an expert cosmetic dentist for porcelain veneers. That way, you can have a beautiful and flawless smile that is also healthy, safe, and comfortable.

The Risks of DIY Veneers

If you have gaps, cracks, chips, discoloration, or other imperfections in your smile, you may have explored some of the cosmetic options that can enhance your grin. If you stumbled upon DIY veneers and they sound too good to be true, it’s because they are. Here are some of the biggest dangers of DIY veneers:

Damaging Your Teeth

One of the same selling points of DIY veneers is that they don’t require alteration of your natural teeth. While this may sound like a good thing, it can actually cause damage to your pearly whites. DIY veneers are placed directly over your teeth, which traps bacteria in between. This not only puts you at higher risk of dental issues like cavities, decay, and gum disease, but it can also make pre-existing oral health issues worse.

Unnatural Look

The main reason for getting veneers is to make your smile look better, right? While DIY veneers may look good online, they often look completely unnatural and bulky. If you’re already self-conscious about the look of your smile, the last thing you want is people noticing that you have false teeth.


Although you would be making impressions of your teeth and sending them into a DIY veneers company, your results can still be uncomfortable and irritating. They can hurt your teeth, cause irritation to your gum tissue, and exacerbate any jaw pain or headaches you already have.

On top of that, DIY veneers make it much harder to eat and talk. Because they are bulky, they can cause you to speak with a lisp. This is not only irritating, but it can cause embarrassment in your social and work lives.

How Can I Get the Smile of My Dreams?

Thankfully, porcelain veneers placed by a trusted cosmetic dentist can correct all of your flaws in the safest and most effective way possible. These veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain that cover the front surfaces of your teeth to create a movie star smile. Dental porcelain can last for years to come, and it’s stain resistant, making it much harder to discolor your new smile.

Now that you know more about the dangers of DIY veneers, talk to your cosmetic dentist in Toronto to get a great looking and feeling smile.

Meet the Dentist

Dr. Kevin Dann has passion for helping people smile. He takes pride in offering expertly placed porcelain veneers to transform teeth and boost confidence. He currently runs his own practice, and he can be contacted through his website or by phone at +1 (647) 559-3176 for any questions.

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