Dentists Sour on Cosmetic Dentistry and Veneers

Dental veneers in cosmetic dentistryMany dentists think that cosmetic dentists rely too heavily on dental veneers.

“I think those practices generally emphasize SELLING dentistry rather than doing the most conservative, yet appropriate treatment for their patients,” complained one dentist.

In this survey, 45% of dentists said the entire profession of cosmetic dentistry is too dependent on veneers, while 30% said this is only true of a few individual cosmetic dentists, and the remaining 25% said that veneers are not used overly frequently.

Here are some dentist comments from this survey…

  • “While dental veneers are certainly an acceptable way of treating many cases, I never cease to be amazed that patients are almost never told that those veneers will eventually need to be replaced. I have treated many patients who had no idea that their veneers would not last forever.” (California dentist)
  • “The worst is dentists trying to sell them to patients who do not even need them.” (California dentist)
  • “In many cases, teeth with wear and poor function can be improved with veneers, a minimally invasive solution, while increasing esthetics.” (California dentist)
  • “Veneers increase the maintenance load on the restorative practice.” (Ohio dentist)
  • “I think that overuse is often patient-driven because of advertising; hard [for a dentist] to say no.” (Texas dentist)
  • “Ask a specialist how dentists are perceived and most will tell you (although not to your face) that at least 3 of 4 dentists are ‘scumbags’ based on unnecessary cosmetic procedures, sealants that are not needed, extractions done poorly, dental implants placed improperly and restored terribly, root canals improperly shaped and filled, and orthodontics done poorly. Many know their work is bad, but are living a lifestyle that necessitates these procedures be done to ‘fill their chairs.’ It will destroy the profession and make us poorly regarded in the minds of others if this continues.” (Orthodontist)

Read more: Cosmetic Dentists and Dental Veneers: How Much Cosmetic Dentistry Is Too Much?


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