Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers: Making the Right Choice

Consider veneers when you want to enhance the appearance of a healthy tooth with minor imperfections. Whether it’s a slight crookedness, unevenness, or a peg-shaped tooth, veneers offer a minimally invasive solution for cosmetic enhancement. They’re like applying a thin layer of porcelain to your tooth, similar to placing a false fingernail on your nail.

Typically, we suggest a set of six veneers for your upper front teeth, as they are the most noticeable when you smile.

Getting cosmetic veneers involves two visits spaced about a week apart. During the initial visit, we’ll gently remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth to prepare them. This step is quite conservative and can be done without local anesthetic if you prefer.

Once your teeth are prepared, we’ll take molds for our lab to craft each veneer individually. Together, we’ll choose the best shade of porcelain to match your natural teeth and achieve your desired cosmetic outcome. Temporary veneers will be placed while the permanent ones are being made.

About a week later, you’ll return to have the porcelain veneers fitted and bonded in place (assuming you’re satisfied with the appearance). We’ll go over your home care routine, and you’ll be all set to flaunt your new smile.

It’s crucial to care for your new veneers to ensure they remain in good condition for as long as possible. Daily flossing is a must-do. Gently guide the floss around each tooth, moving it up and down several times to remove any trapped debris. Be sure to reach just below the gumline. Then, move on to the next tooth, repeating the process. Flossing is safe for veneers, but neglecting it can lead to problems. Additionally, using an electric toothbrush twice a day is highly recommended.

Although veneers are made of porcelain, they’re not as resilient as natural teeth. Avoid biting directly into hard foods, like apples, using your front teeth. Schedule a dental checkup every six months for professional cleaning and routine evaluation of your veneers and teeth. To maintain the brightness of your veneers, steer clear of habits like smoking, excessive coffee or tea consumption, and other behaviors that could cause staining.

Who Qualifies for Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a cosmetic option suitable for patients aged 18 and above. Individuals who grind their teeth excessively may not be eligible, as the pressure could lead to veneer damage. Your teeth and gums must be in good health before considering any cosmetic procedures. If you have active gum disease or tooth decay, you may not be a candidate for veneers.


Is Getting Dental Veneers Painful?”

“Dental veneer procedures can be done with or without numbing medication, known as a local anesthetic. Most of our patients, about 85%, choose to undergo the procedure without numbing medication since it primarily involves the outer layer of the tooth. However, if you have sensitive teeth, please inform us. We may recommend numbing medication to ensure your comfort during the procedure.


Discover if cosmetic dental veneers suit your needs. Reach out to us today to book an appointment.

Considering any surgery or invasive procedure? It’s wise to consult another licensed medical expert before making a decision. Your safety matters.

Book Appointment Online

Now we accept