- Kehlani said they regret getting the cheap composite resin veneers they’ve had for three years.
- The singer said the veneers made them unable to floss and made their teeth too white and boxy.
- “If you travel to get them, you’re going to have to be traveling a lot to get them fixed,” they warned.
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Kehlani warned their 2.2 million TikTok followers to “stop traveling and getting bad resin veneers” on June 28.
The singer said getting cheap resin veneers left them with teeth that were too white, too square, and needed expensive dental work to fix.
“It is cheap and fast but the amount of long, expensive dental work you are going to need after you go this route is five or six times the amount,” Kehlani said in a TikTok video.
According to Kehlani, this is excluding the additional cost of travel you will pay if you went abroad to get your veneers done cheaply, which is another common trend among social media micro-influencers.
“If you travel to get them, you’re going to have to be traveling a lot to get them fixed,” the singer added.
They said the veneers were a “pain” for three years before she was able to get them redone professionally.
Composite veneers cause less damage to your teeth than crowns, but can still be dangerous when done poorly
Insider previously reported composite veneers are designed to be a minimally invasive way to improve discoloration, imperfections, and decay on the tooth. Most only require half a millimeter of the tooth to be shaved down before a cap made of resin or porcelain can be attached.
Many influencers have flown abroad to get cheap, full sets of crowns thinking they are veneers, which can kill a healthy tooth quickly.
While they do not grind down as much of your teeth as poorly done crowns, cheaply done resin composite veneers can still cause damage to your smile and gum health over time.
Kehlani said they were unable to access their gums to floss or to properly clean them when they had the veneers on, negatively impacting their overall health.
“It’s your mouth, and when you get problems in your mouth, it can lead to disease in the body,” Kehlani said.