Veneer Techs vs Cosmetic Dentists: How Patients Can Protect Themselves By Dr. David Wyse on May 31, 2024

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Veneers can enhance your smile and magnify your appearance. But some people have turned to veneer techs to do their dental work at a discounted price. 

The team at Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry wants to make one thing clear: you should never trust a veneer tech to place your veneers. If you do see a veneer tech, you might have to come to our office in BloomingtonIL, for extensive corrective work.

Let’s explain why veneer techs are so dangerous.

What Is a Veneer Tech?

A veneer tech is someone who completed a short training program to place veneers (and may have received a certificate). These veneer techs do not work at licensed or accredited dental practices. Instead, veneer techs place veneers in their homes or at facilities that are not set up for dental work.

We need to point out that what veneer techs are doing is illegal. Their training programs are not certified or recognized by professionals in the dental care community or by reputable organizations that are known to professionals in the dental health community.

Are Veneer Techs the Same as Dentists?

Not at all.

Dentists have to go to school and complete rigorous training with real educators and dental care professionals. There’s a foundational knowledge a dentist must build when it comes to tooth structure and the different parts of the mouth.

Veneer techs do not have any of that foundational knowledge in dentistry, nor do they spend years going to dental school. Some of these veneer tech classes are completed in just one weekend, which should raise major red flags.

Why Veneer Techs Are So Dangerous

Here are four key reasons that consumers all over Bloomington need to be suspicious of veneer techs.

  1. Lack of Proper Training - A short course in placing veneers cannot compare with years of accredited dental school and hands-on work with patients.
  2. Shoddy Tools and Equipment - Veneer techs often use improvised equipment to prep teeth. This is potentially dangerous and can lead to serious injuries to patients.
  3. The Wrong Materials for the Job - Veneer techs typically use low-grade ceramic materials to craft veneers, not the high-end, durable, natural-looking materials that dentists use.
  4. Poor Craft and Quality - The level of work a dentist does day in and day out is far better than the amateur work performed by veneer techs. There are many reports of veneers falling off just days after these nonprofessional procedures.

Dental Care Should Be Performed by Experts

The bottom line in all of this is that you should trust trained cosmetic dentistry professionals with your teeth and gums. Even if you think you can save money by seeing a veneer tech, you may require hundreds or even thousands of dollars of restorative work to undo the damage they caused.

If the price of veneers is a concern, we can review this with you in the office. We also accept financing through CareCredit®, which can make your work fit your monthly budget.

Come to Our Office for Your Veneers

If you’re interested in veneers, don’t go to a veneer tech. Come see proven professionals at Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. To set up an appointment to discuss treatment, contact our dental office in Bloomington, IL.

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Wyse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has been serving the community in Bloomington, IL, for 100 years, making us the oldest practice in town. We are constantly updating our practice with the latest technology and innovative techniques to provide first-rate dentistry for our valued patients. Our comprehensive services include

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